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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, February 17th 2017.
Suck On It, Car-Haters: Drivers Log Record-Breaking Miles On US Roads In 2016 - The Hill
Surge In Chicago Pedestrian Deaths Shows No Sign Of Slowing: Data - DNA Chicago
Is Texting To Blame For 2016′s Increase In Vehicular Deaths - Extreme Tech
Drivers Should Not Count Winter Out Yet - Chicago Tribune
Fix The Dangerous Lake Street Corridor, Local Business Group Demands - DNA Chicago
Don’t Honor A Terrorist With Honorary Street Naming - Chicago Sun-Times
Active Transportation Alliance Offers Low Information Analysis Of Ike Widening Project - Active Transportation Alliance
Trump Protesters Block Loop Streets Monday - Chicago Sun-Times
Pulling A Fast One To Raise Speed Limit To 75 Mph - Peoria Journal-Star
Illinois Automatic Voter Registration Of Drivers Is Flawed - Chicago Daily Herald
‘Chicago PD,’ ‘Chicago Fire!’ Filming This Week Downtown - DNA Chicago; Parking Restricted
Streetsblog Wants To Cut Already Scarce Parking In Wicker Park For More Bike Lanes - Chicago Streetsblog
Streetsblog Irresponsibly Second Guesses The Jury In Fatal Crash Case, Based On Unsworn, Out-Of-Court Hearsay - Chicago Streetsblog
Your transportation related headlines for Friday, February 17th 2017.
[The Driver’s Side Will Return Next Tuesday, February 21, After The President’s Day Holiday]
Lake Shore Drive Ramps to Wacker Temporarily Closed Saturday - DNA Chicago
A Look At The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Now
Is This Your Pet Ferret — Good Samaritan Driver Trying To Reunite Lost Critter With Its Owner - DNA Chicago
Expensive Chicago Parking Tickets Contribute To Huge Bankruptcy Filings - Medill Reports Chicago
Anarchy On Argyle Streetscape Is Now A Science Project - DNA Chicago
Chicago Alleys Are Full Of Utilitarian Wonder - Chicago Reader
Jefferson Park Neighbors Oppose Projects Over Traffic Concerns - DNA Chicago
4th Ward Candidates All Support Improved Biking, Walking And Public Transportation Infrastructure - Chicago Streetsblog, But Candidate Gerald Scott McCarthy Also Urges Balancing Bike Lanes Against Traffic Congestion
Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, February 16th 2017.
National Safety Council: Legalized Pot Sparks Worry About Motorists Driving Stoned, Survey Says - DNA Chicago
Former Obama Aide Fined $90,000 For Illegally Lobbying Emanuel On Uber’s Behalf - Chicago Tribune
Oberweis Pushing For 75 MPH Speed Limit On Some Suburban Interstates - Chicago Tribune
New App Allows Drivers To Pay Tolls Without Having I-PASS - Illinois News Network
Immigrants’ Rights Protesters Block Loop Streets - DNA Chicago
Best Argument Yet For Terminating Chicago Honorary Street Program — Man Whose Father Was Killed In A New York City Bombing By The FALN Lashed Out At Chicago Aldermen Thursday For Honoring Oscar Lopez Rivera - Chicago Sun-Times; Program Already Being Curtailed - Chicago Tribune, DNA Chicago
Our Litigious Society: Chicago Judge Says Blind Man Can Sue McDonald’s Over Drive-Thru-Only Ordering - Chicago Tribune
Throwback Thursday: Milwaukee Avenue At Turn Of Last Century - DNA Chicago
Illinois Civil Asset Forfeiture Critics Complain Innocent People Pay When Cars, Other Property Is Seized - NPR Illinois
Obama Visits Chicago, This Time Without Shutting Down Loop Streets And Expressways At Rush Hour - Chicago Tribune
This is how drivers should handle rioters who block streets or highways.
Protesters, when they leave the sidewalk (the place where pedestrians are allowed) and enter the street to block traffic are breaking the law. While everyone should support robust protest as protected by the U.S. Constitution, protesters should not break the law. Once a protester stops peacefully protesting and begins breaking the law, they should not be considered protesters but instead, called what they are–criminals.
Drivers should not be forced to stop when using the public way when blocked by rioters.
This particular driver handled it perfectly. He or she did not run over the rioters blocking the car’s path, but instead, gently and slowly pushed into the crowd until the car was through.
That driver gets a shiny gold star from The Expired Meter.
Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, February 15th 2017.
AAA: Young Millennials Top List Of Worst Behaved Drivers - American Automobile Association
Illinois Department Of Transportation Is Asking For Additional Input From The Public In Developing Its Long Range Transportation Plan - IDOT
Illinois Secretary Of State Is Backing A Measure That Would Require Seat Belts On School Buses - Champaign News-Gazette
What Do Illinois Police Expect Of You In A Traffic Stop - ABC 16 Rockford
NBC 5 Chicago Reports On Chaos Created By Poorly Designed Loop Link Lanes, Which Were Designed Without Giving Drivers The Ability To Make Turns, Or To Access Buildings For Passenger/Package Drop Offs And Pickups - NBC 5 Chicago
Streetsblog Cheers Wicker Park/Bucktown Plan Loaded With Anti-Car Nonsense, Including A 20 Mile Per Hour Speed Limit, Prohibition Of Turns By Cars, Removal Of Parking Spaces For Street Junk Installations, And Restricting The Use Of Vehicle Loading Zones - Chicago Streetsblog
Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, February 14th 2017.
Bigly Isn’t Enough; Infrastructure Must Be Built Smartly, Too - Crain’s Chicago Business
Rahm In DC Looking For Federal Dollars To Rehab CTA Green Line - Crain’s Chicago Business
Streetsbloggers Pitching A Hissy Fit Over Grand Avenue Being Widened 4 Feet, Even Though The Project Adds Bike Lanes - Chicago Streetsblog
Crash Between CPD Officer And Bike Is A ‘He Said, She Said’ Over Whether Biker Ran The Stop Sign, Ignored Sirens And Lights - Chicago Reader
33rd Ward Street Projects - DNA Chicago
Your transportation related headlines for Monday, February 13th 2017.
Illinois Appellate Court Won’t Hear City’s Appeal In Red-Light Camera Lawsuit - Chicago Sun-Times
More News On Proposed Statewide Red Light Camera Ban - Chicago Daily Herald
Illinois Senate Bill Would Offer Options Between Real IDs Or Noncompliant -Driver’s Licenses - Quincy Herald-Whig
Illinois Lawmakers Pitch Automatic Driver Voter Registration Again - State Journal Register
Is The Skyway Worth The Five Bucks - Chicago Tribune
Grand Avenue Reconstruction Moves To Stretch Between Chicago And Pulaski - DNA Chicago
City Worker Killed In Sauganash Trench Collapse - DNA Chicago
Black Lives Matter Activist’s Protest Shuts Down Lake Shore Drive - DNA Chicago
Full Moon Protest Over Trump Tower - Loop North News
Master Chicago Bridge Builder Ralph Modjeski Subject Of New Film - Chicago Tribune
Things To Drive At The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune; Indoor Tracks Showcased At The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune; 25 Vehicles To See And Things To Do At The Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Now; Which New Cars Will Be Future Classics - Chicago Tribune
Your transportation related headlines for Friday, February 10th 2017.
New Tech Featured At Chicago 2017 Auto Show - CBS 2 Chicago; Three Trends Kick Into Gear At The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Sun-Times; What You’ll See At The Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Daily Herald; This Is What The Ambulance Of The Future Looks Like - Crain’s Chicago Business; Chicago Auto Show Tees Up Virtual Reality And A ‘Star Wars’ SUV - Chicago Tribune; Tribune Picks For Stars Of The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune
DUI Strike Force Patrolling Albany Park Police District This Weekend - DNA Chicago
New Illinois Bill Would Require Red Light Camera Revenue To Go Toward Fixing Roads - Illinois News Network
Rename The Tri-State Tollway For Barack Obama, Lawmaker Proposes - DNA Chicago
Hinsdale Mayor Says Tri-State Tollway Widening Would Gobble Up Parks, Yards - CBS 2 Chicago
Congressman Lipinksi Introduces Bill To Bring Infrastructure Work Back To America - CBS 2 Chicago
Better Transit, Better Chicago - Chicago Tribune
Chicago Cop In Crooked Tow Truck Scheme Is Now Tow Driver Himself - Chicago Sun-Times
Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, February 9th 2017.
As Chicago 2017 Auto Show Set To Begin, A Big Challenge For Auto Makers: Getting Millennials To Buy Cars - CBS 2 Chicago; The Best Ways To Get To The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune; Auto Show Q&A - DNA Chicago, Chicago Tribune; Chicago Auto Show History - Chicago Tribune; Sounds Of The Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune
Closures Scheduled Overnight Friday On I-55 And Lake Shore Drive - Chicago Sun-Times
The Future Of Lake Shore Drive — Stunning New Beaches And 70 New Park Acres; A Fix For The Chicago Ave Bottleneck - DNA Chicago
New Edgewater Car Hater Group Will Push For Dangerous Wrong-Way Bike Lanes - DNA Chicago
4 Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Arrested At Loop Bank - DNA Chicago
Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, February 8th 2017.
Streetsblog Attacks 5th Ward Alderman Hairston For Pushing Back Against Cornell Avenue Traffic Barricade And Other Anti-Car Nonsense Proposed For Her Ward - Chicago Streetsblog; The Alderman’s Opposition To Red Light And Speed Camera Ripoffs Is Spot-On For Her Constituents
Why Did The Drunk Driver Who Killed A Biker Get Only Ten Days In Jail - Chicago Reader; Biker’s Running Of Red Light May Hinder Any Civil Lawsuit
Editorial: A Better Idea Than Rent Control For The Logan Squares — Affordable TOD - Chicago Sun-Times
High-Rise Condo Proposal That Would Have Replaced A Parking Lot At Jefferson And Fulton Dead, Says Alderman - Curbed Chicago; Height Of Parking Garage An Issue
Thousands Of New Apartments Slated To Be Delivered In 2017 - Curbed Chicago
New Riverfront Office Tower Tests Its Giant LED Installation - Curbed Chicago
Reilly Urges CTA To Allow More Musicians — To Get Them Off Street - Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Cubs Concerts In 2017 Will Number 9, Cutting Into Possible Night Games, Traffic Nightmares - Crain’s Chicago Business