Yearly Archives: 2017
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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.
A Hero’s Story: Neighbor Pulls Man From Hoffman Estates Apartment Fire - Chicago Daily Herald
Parking Ticket Aide Who Angered Neighbors Transferred Out, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago
Dearborn Street ‘Special Snowflake’ Bikers Object To Having To Watch Out For Pedestrians Traversing Their City Subsidized ‘Safe Space’ - Chainlink; News Flash: ALL VEHICLE OPERATORS, Including Bikers, Are Required By Illinois Law To Watch Out For Pedestrians; Blame CDOT For Poorly Designed Bike Lanes That Bring Bikers, Pedestrians, And Drivers Into Conflict
Hypocrisy Alert: Active Transportation Alliance Claims That Enforcing Biker Laws On The South And West Side Is Racial Profiling - Active Transportation Alliance; But Somehow The Concentration Of Hundreds Of Red Light And Speed Cameras In Those Same Neighborhoods, And The City Flagrantly Breaking The Law On Camera Ticketing, Is Just Dandy
CTA Would Take Bit Hit Under Trump Budget Cuts - Crain’s Chicago Business; Active Transportation Alliance Wants To Keep The Transit Boondoggle Cash Flowing - Active Transportation Alliance; As City Hall Is Set To Renew Sanctuary City Law - Chicago Tun-Times, Will Trump Move To Cut Even More Funds To Chicago
Shooting Themselves In The Ass With Their Own Agenda — Streetsbloggers Whine And Complain About Upgraded Parking For Irving Park Metra Station - Chicago Streetsblog, Even Though Offering Parking Would Boost Metra Ridership, And Reduce The Number Of Cars Coming Downtown
Lincoln Square’s North-South Divide Needs To Be Bridged By Reconnecting Lincoln Avenue, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago
Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, March 21st, 2017.
Red-Light Changes Nowhere Near Enough, Alderman Says; Yellow Lights Still Too Short - Chicago Sun-Times
Streetsblog, Active Transportation Alliance Both Drink City Hall Kool-Aid, Completely Buying Into CDOT Junk-Science Study On Chicago Red Light Cameras — A 104 Page Collection Of CDOT Alternative Facts, Fake News And Plain Old Bullcrap On Traffic Safety - Chicago Streetsblog, Active Transportation Alliance; Never Trust CDOT To Tell The Truth On Traffic Safety; See The National Motorists Association Website For A Collection Of Real Science Studies On The Safety Myth Of Red Light Cameras
City Will Harass Commuters With New West Loop Morning Parking Ban - DNA Chicago
Cyclists Have Never Ending Demands For Pet Projects, But Never Want To Pay For Them - Urban Milwaukee
Streetsblog’s Latest Dumbass Idea: Let CTA Scofflaws Skip Out On Fares — Leaving The Honest Riders, Taxpayers, And The Perennially Bankrupt CTA Holding The Bag For Lost Revenue - Chicago Reader
Your transportation related headlines for Monday, March 20th, 2017.
conic Rock And Roller, Chuck Berry – Singer Of Classic Car Tune, ‘Maybellene’, Dies At 90 - New York Times; Song Made Our List Of Top 50 Car Or Driving Themed Songs Ever
Here’s Where Red-Light Cameras Are Being Installed, Removed - DNA Chicago; Note That CDOT Will Be Targeting Downtown With Six New Cameras; And Surprise, Surprise: THE CAMERAS THAT ARE BEING REMOVED DID NOTHING TO REDUCE CRASHES, AND ACTUALLY CAUSED MORE REAR-END CRASHES!
The Second City: Love Advice For A Chicago Red Light Camera - Redeye
The Latest Laughable Justification For Letting Bikers Ignore Red Lights, Stop Signs - Bicycling
Pyke: Answers To Questions About New Illinois License Plates, Railroad Crossing Safety - Chicago Daily Herald
Neighbors’ Traffic, Parking Concerns Raised Over Jefferson Park Project - DNA Chicago
Project With 16 Apartments, 16 Parking Spaces, Near Montrose And Cicero, Granted Final Approval, Despite Neighbors’ Traffic And Parking Concerns - DNA Chicago
Your transportation related headlines for Friday, March 17th, 2017.
HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY!! Two Years Ago, The Drivers Side Column Began Appearing In The Expired Meter. On March 19, 2015, The Very First Drivers Side First Column Debuted, Featuring News Regarding Red Light Cameras – An Issue That Is Still Making News Today. Thank You For Your Loyal Readership Over These Past Two Years. We Hope You Have Enjoyed Our Daily Recaps, Retorts, And Rants, On The Issues Affecting Drivers In Chicago And Elsewhere. As Always, Your Feedback Is Always Welcome And Encouraged.
Illinois Seat Belt Bill Sparking Debate - Fox Illinois
Last Call For Common Sense: No Drinking Before 21 At Restaurants - Chicago Tribune
Police Department Will Soon Provide Real-Time Crash Data to CDOT - Chicago Streetsblog; But Don’t Expect CDOT To Tell The Truth About Accidents
Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, March 16th, 2017.
Kamin: On Further Review, Illinois’ New License Plates Even Worse - Chicago Tribune
DUI Crackdown Coming To South Side For Second Weekend In A Row - DNA Chicago
New Loop ‘L’ Stop Construction To Shut Down Wabash Avenue Traffic, Reroute Loop ‘L’ Trains, On St. Patrick’s Day Weekend - DNA Chicago
Lane Closures Scheduled For Weekend On Jane Addams Tollway - Chicago Sun-Times
City Releases More Details About The Upcoming Vision Zero War On Cars - Chicago Streetsblog
Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.
Congressman Lipinski Ponders Self Driving Car Regulation - Chicago Tribune
Extra DUI Patrols Will ‘Saturate’ River North For St. Patrick’s Day: Police - DNA Chicago
Chicago Other Cities Shop For $10 Billion Of Electric Cars To Defy Trump - Crain’s Chicago Business
City Rolling Out New Loading Zone Charges To Gouge Businesses For Truck Deliveries - Chicago Tribune
While Fingerprint Checks Remain Gold Standard For Ride-Share Companies - The Hill, Chicago Gives Uber (And Principal Investor/Rahm’s Brother Ari Emanuel) A Free Pass
Canadian Pacific In Battle With Illinois Over Use Of Railroad’s Yard Next To O’Hare For Highway Project - Trains
Chicago Anti-Trump March Set For April 15 - Chicago Tribune
CTA Construction To Cause Lane Closure On Dan Ryan - Chicago Sun-Times
Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, March 14th, 2017.
Mother Nature Brings Belated Blizzard Bitch-Slap — Lake Effect Mid-March Snow Blankets Chicago, Causing Mess For Roads, Trains And Airports - CBS 2 Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily Herald, DNA Chicago, Chicagoist; 1920 Video Shows How Chicago Dealt With Snowstorms Nearly 100 Years Ago - DNA Chicago; 7 Injured In 35 Car Pileup On Icy Kennedy Expressway - Chicago Tribune; Baby Girl Born On Lake Shore Drive Amid Snowstorm Traffic Delays - DNA Chicago, Chicago Tribune; Road Salt Piling Up Even As March Snowstorm Hits - Chicago Tribune; Clearing The Snow Off My Driveway In 20 Easy Steps - Chicago Now; Ooops — Convertible ‘Completely Full Of Snow’ After Top Left Down During Snowstorm - DNA Chicago
Are You Sharing An I-PASS Transponder — Tollway Might Penalize You If It’s Missing - Chicago Daily Herald
Letter: Illinois Bill Would Let Kids Drink With Parents – What Could Go Wrong - Chicago Sun-Times
Pace Buses May Soon Use Jane Addams Tollway Shoulder For Express Service - Active Transportation Alliance
Chicago Law Firm Focuses On Legal Aspects Of Ride-Sharing, Including Insurance Coverage - Chicago Tribune
Hit And Run Victims Often Get Little Help - Chicago Reader
Driver Attacks Cyclist During Road Rage Fight In Logan Square, Police Say - DNA Chicago
Streetsblog Has Terminal Temper Tantrum, Cyclist Sense Of Entitlement Meltdown, When Broke State Of Illinois Delays Funding For A Bike Bridge - Streetsblog Chicago
Your transportation related headlines for Monday, March 13th, 2017.
Chicago Red Light Camera Bribery Prosecutor Resigns At Request Of Trump Administration - Chicago Tribune
Drivers Beware: City Stepping Up Enforcement Of Cars Blocking Bike Lanes - Chicago Tribune
Late Winter Snow Snarls Chicago Road Traffic, Cancels Flights - ABC 7 Chicago; It’s The Law: Shovel Your Sidewalk By 10 P.M. Or Risk A $500 Fine - DNA Chicago; The History of ‘Dibs’: Did It Begin in Chicago - DNA Chicago
Emanuel To Unveil Plan To Eliminate Traffic Deaths - CBS 2 Chicago
CDOT: Rauner Plays Politics With Chicago Infrastructure Funds - CBS 2 Chicago
Repairs Planned For 115th Street Bridge Over Bishop Ford - Chicago Sun-Times
Illinois Bill Seeks Stiffer Sentences for Impaired Wrong-Way Drivers - U.S. News And World Report
New Ids Foster Communication Between Drivers With Disabilities, Police - Chicago Daily Herald
No Accountability For Driver Who Hit Active Trans Staffer - Active Transportation Alliance
Your transportation related headlines for Friday, March 10th, 2017.
How The Chicago River Is Dyed Green For St. Patrick’s Day - Chicago Tribune
Daylight Saving This Sunday — Change The Clock In Your Car, Or It Will Drive You Nuts Until You Do; And Check Your Car For Recalls Too - Cars.com
While Illinois Fiscally Implodes, Legislators Debate Which Highway To Name After Obama - Curbed Chicago
Residents Divided Over Proposed New Evanston Bike Lane - Evanston Now
In Uptown, Construction Of The $200M Wilson Station Boondoggle Strangles Local Small Business, While Affordable Housing Is Hot Issue For Residents - DNA Chicago
Shortened Streeterville Hotel Project Cleared For Takeoff Including Controversial Porte Cochere Covered Driveway - Curbed Chicago
2 New Transit Oriented Developments Proposed For Bucktown - Curbed Chicago
Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, March 9th, 2017.
Engineers Give America’s Infrastructure A Near Failing Grade - CNBC; Illinois Infrastructure Barely Gets A Passing Grade - Crain’s Chicago Business; Fix Illinois Bridges — And Fix How We Pay For The Work - Chicago Tribune
Enforcement Of Chicago’s Winter Parking Ban Depends On The Neighborhood - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago
Arlington Heights Officials Use Aerial Bucket Truck To Rescue Duck From Kite String, High Winds - Chicago Daily Herald
Streetsbloggers Whine About How Drivers Parking In Their Own Private Driveway Are Somehow Violating The Sanctity Of The Public Street - Chicago Streetsblog; Previously, These Same Holier-Than-Thou Hypocrites Applauded A So-Called Activist’s Moronic And Illegal Street Blockade That Posed A Real Traffic Hazard
Women More Likely To Be Killed In Bicycle Crashes Than Men, Officials Say - DNA Chicago
Seat Belts on School Buses Bill Passes House Committee - Fox Illinois