COMMUTER COUNCIL'S JIM CAMERON TAPPED FOR
SOUTHWEST CORRIDOR ACTION COUNCIL
(Hartford, CT - October 13,1998): Senate Republican Leader Adela Eads has appointed Jim Cameron, Vice Chmn of the Metro-North Shore Line East CT Rail Commuter Council, to a position on the Southwest Corridor Action Council, or SCAC.
The SCAC was created pursuant toPublic Act 98-119 and was given the mandate to advise the Commr. Of Transportation on how to implement measures to reduce traffic on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway by 5%, as recommend in Special Act 97-13.
"I'm honored to have been chosen to represent the interests of rail commuters on the SCAC," said Cameron, a commuter out of Darien. "The CDOT's plans for cutting highway congestion show great promise, but the real challenge is to put rail commutation on an even basis with driving."
Cameron notes that rail commuters must wait many years and then pay for parking permits at local rail stations, while drivers often get parking at their workplace for free. "Is it fair to penalize those who take the train and reward those who drive?" he asks.
Cameron promised to report to the Rail Commuter Council on progress of the SCAC which will meet monthly in 1999.
To see the DOT's proposal to SCAC on how to meet the traffic reduction goals,click here.
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