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Transportation and what’s the history of its name

When a recent fast-moving winter storm coming our way was referred to as a “Clipper,” it got me thinking of the old names that used to be given to specific trains, like The Yankee Clipper.

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Getting to the airport

The old Cunard line used to say that “getting there is half the fun.” But anyone who’s endured the challenges and indignities of air travel know that getting to the airport can sap your strength, if not your wallet. Consider the alternatives.

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The myth of the third rail

Metro-North’s mangled and much-maligned service in Connecticut is made all the more challenging by a technological quirk of fate. Ours is the only commuter railroad in the U.S. that operates on three modes of power … AC, DC and diesel.

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The toughest job in transportation

Who do you think has the toughest job in transportation? Airline pilots? Long-haul truck drivers? Metro-North conductors? To my thinking, the toughest job is being an airport TSA agent.

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