Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by railmason357 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:16 am

At least Lee Carlson is a gentleman and geniunely wants to improve things and get information out there!
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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by ebtmikado » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:37 am

Thank you for the nice compliment.

I dropped out of the Commuter Council 6 or 7 years ago.

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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by runningwithscalpels » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:03 pm

Surprise, Jim Cameron is now touting his reappointment to the new commuter council. (https://twitter.com/CTRailCommuters/sta ... 6995988481)

Not sure what Malloy wanted to accomplish by re-organizing (or whatever you'd like to call it) the council - but letting the root of the problem with it remain probably isn't the best idea...
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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:22 pm

as member not as chairman so far.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by runningwithscalpels » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:17 pm

Hopefully never ;)
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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by Clean Cab » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:22 am

Appointing Cameron as a "member" might lead to this new group to actually accomplish something, aside from being a full time PIA to MN officials. I wonder if Cameron's ego took a hit when he wasn't appointed to lead this new group?
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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:43 am

Clean Cab wrote:Appointing Cameron as a "member" might lead to this new group to actually accomplish something, aside from being a full time PIA to MN officials. I wonder if Cameron's ego took a hit when he wasn't appointed to lead this new group?
Have to see who the other members are. If he's one vote without other powers he can easily be neutralized before going off-topic. As long as there isn't a majority of his own lackeys filling out the rest of the ranks. Given that the Council operated as his mini-dictatorship all these years they'd be well advised to go with mostly fresh faces and some constituencies that were shut out from the old Council.

Get some fresh thinking in there and he COULD be an asset just by having vast institutional knowledge, and he could be encouraged to work with people for a change by virtue of not having a controlling vote but yes having experience to impart. That said, I hope these member terms aren't for too many years because if he wants to pout and be a problem child they don't want to be stuck with his deadweight for too long.

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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by runningwithscalpels » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:33 pm

I believe Cameron himself said that the terms were 4 years.

As long as they don't load it with his lackeys and give said lackeys voting power to get him in the top position again...
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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by NH2060 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:31 am

An update on the new council. So far… not so well received by all:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/01/07/ ... ugh-start/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by truck6018 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:56 am

NH2060 wrote:An update on the new council. So far… not so well received by all:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/01/07/ ... ugh-start/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Not received well by all or not received well by Cameron? He's probably upset there's no anti Metro North loud mouth heading heading it up.

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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:13 am

Seems I see Butthurt at Cameron's angle.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Gov. Malloy To Replace CT Commuter Rail Council?

Post by runningwithscalpels » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:33 pm

He tried recruiting me for the Shore Line East seat, but I moved back to the northwest corner of the state from Branford, so I passed.
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