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New grassroots group holds first meeting

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With all of the recent rail issues, commuters are taking action.

"We're going to talk about what we can to do to try to fix the trains," said Jim Cameron.

Jim Cameron, former Chairman of the CT Metro North Rail Commuter Council is starting the Commuter Action Group.  The group had its first meeting Monday night.

"This is an organizational meeting of commuters who are concerned about trying to improve the railroad," said Cameron.   

Earlier Monday, Cameron joined US Senator Richard Blumenthal in New Haven.  Blumenthal is calling on congress to extend a federal tax benefit that would reduce the cost of commuting.

 In a statement, Blumenthal said,

“Failure to extend this tax benefit will harm working families and small businesses, as well as clog the roads, contaminate our air, raise gasoline usage, cost consumers, and impose unfair discrimination against mass transit users. " 

And commuters have other concerns like on-time performance, communication when things go wrong, and fares that are too high. 

"This is designed to be a grassroots organization that's going to give commuters a voice to be heard and hopefully change things that they think are wrong with Metro North," said Cameron.


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