“The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, February 15th 2017.

AAA: Young Millennials Top List Of Worst Behaved Drivers - American Automobile Association

In Illinois And Nation, More Cars On The Road Add Up To More Motor Vehicle Deaths: Report - Chicago TribuneNightly Business ReportThe Hill

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

Street Musician Ban for Mag Mile, State Street Advances - DNA Chicago

Map: Chicago’s Ghost Bikes - Chicago Tribune

Ald. Beale Says He Has The Votes To Curb Honorary Street Signs - Chicago Sun-Times

Editorial: What’s The Case For Emanuel’s Proposed Rail Service To O’Hare - Chicago Tribune

Chicago’s Downtown Apartment Construction Boom May Be Nearing Peak - Chicago TribuneCrain’s Chicago Business

Compared To Other Major US And Global Cities, Chicago Places Solidly In The Middle When It Comes To Rent Prices - Curbed Chicago

Is Albany Park The Next Wicker — Ald. Mell Responds To Gentrification Fears - DNA Chicago

River North Victorian Survives Apartment Boom - Curbed Chicago

Transportation Logistics Firm C.H. Robinson Headquarters Now Under Construction At Webster And River, With 200 Spaces For Cars, 200 Spaces For Bikes - DNA Chicago

Long Grove Board Informally Votes Against Two-Lane Replacement Bridge - Chicago Daily Herald

More Opposition To Longmeadow Parkway, But County Can Take Land - Chicago Daily Herald

Road Chief Accused Of Taking Payments, Not Passing Them On To Dundee Township - Chicago Daily Herald

Developer Revises Plan For ‘Upscale’ Housing Project In East Dundee After Traffic Concerns Raised - Chicago Tribune

Elk Grove Village Mayor Unveils Ambitious Infrastructure Plan - Chicago Daily Herald

Hitting The Brakes On Chicago-Based Boeing - Crain’s Chicago Business; Boeing Urges Congress To Streamline Aircraft Certification Process - The Hill

Why Airbnb Is For Dipshits - DNA Chicago; City Effort To Ease Airbnb Regulations Moves Forward - DNA Chicago

Elk Grove Holding Discussion On Opting Out Of Cook County Minimum Wage, Sick Leave Laws - Chicago Daily Herald

Fed Judge Tosses Pat Quinn?s Lawsuit Over Elected School Board - Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner Emphasizes Economic Reform In Third Annual Budget Address - Illinois News Network; Rauner Open To Income Tax Hike And Sales Tax Expansion To Strike Budget Deal - Chicago Tribune; Rauner Budget Address Urges Passage Of Senate Grand Bargain Plan, Permanent Property Tax Freeze, Workers’ Compensation Reform, And A Cap On Spending - Chicago Sun-Times; Rauner Lays Out His Terms For A Budget Deal - Crain’s Chicago Business; Democrats Rip Rauner For Playing Politics With Budget - Chicago Daily Herald; Emanuel Urges Old Friend Rauner To Present Balanced Budget - Chicago Sun-Times; Rauner Files Opposition To Lisa Madigan Pay Freeze - NBC 5 St. Louis; What To Expect When You’re Expecting A State Budget — Nothing - Chicago Tribune; $9 Million Cut From Domestic Violence Programs, Rauner Administration Blames ‘Confusion’ - Chicago Tribune; Lawmaker: No Revenue Estimate, No Budget - Illinois News Network; Illinois AARP Opposes Proposed New Tax On Retirement Income - Illinois News Network; 84,000 Illinoisans Moved To States With No Income Tax From 2011-2014 - Illinois Policy Institute; Education Finance Solutions - Illinois Policy Institute; Lock ‘Em In Until Illinois Lawmakers Come Up With A Budget - Rockford Register-Star; How Does Madigan Dodge Darts Of Candidate’s Criticism - Peoria Journal-Star; Rauner’s 3rd Budget Likely to be Shelved Like First 2 - NBC 5 Chicago; Here’s A Way To Stop Illinois’ Fiscal Shame Spiral - Crain’s Chicago Business; Dem Legislators Want A Tax Grab To Bail Out Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times

Kennedy-Pritzker Race Could Be Big-Money Campaign - Crain’s Chicago Business

Man Stole Minivan To Get Home After Naperville Hospital Release - Chicago Tribune

Edgewater Resident Assaulted By Contractor After Complaining About Water Being Pumped Into The Street - DNA Chicago

Six Cars Stolen From Infiniti Dealer In Clarendon Hills - Chicago Tribune

Oak Park Police Investigating Carjacking Near Chicago Border - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Chicago’s Gang Wars And The Judicial Accountability Act - Chicago Tribune; 6 Killed, 6 Wounded In Shootings Since Tuesday Morning - DNA Chicago; For Homicide, Chicago Has No Tipping Point - Chicago Tribune; Emanuel Looks At Obama Administration/Loretta Lynch Consent Decree On CPD - Chicago TribuneBut Will Sessions Justice Department Pursue It; In Chicago, We Sleep Peacefully While Our Children Die - Chicago Tribune

Driver Fatally Shot On North Lake Shore Drive Near Lincoln Park; Traffic Shut Down - DNA Chicago

Man, 19, Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of 11-Year-Old Girl In Minivan - NBC 5 Chicago

22-Year-Old Man Wounded In Humboldt Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Gang Related Drive-By Rattles Dunning Neighborhood - DNA Chicago

Palatine Police Arrest Teen In Wal-Mart Parking Lot Shooting - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Charged With Fatal Des Plaines Hit-And-Run Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Pedestrian Struck And Killed While Crossing On Red Light In Warrenville, Cops Say - Chicago Tribune

Police Officers Injured In Crash During University Village Chase - CBS 2 Chicago

Car Fleeing Traffic Stop Hits Median On Lake Shore Drive - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies After Heart Attack, Crash On South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Fatally Struck By SUV On Lake Shore Drive Identified - Chicago Sun-Times

Manteno Woman Dies 4 Days After Suburban Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Dead, Woman Injured In Fox Lake Motorcycle Crash -  Chicago Sun-Times

Two Crystal Lake Men Killed In Weekend Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Court Upholds 3-Year Sentence For Gary Church Bus Driver In Fatal Crash - Chicago Tribune

CTA Riders Confused, Concerned As Homeland Security Checks Bags At Addison Red Line - Chicagoist; CPD: Addison Red Line Bag Checks Not Related To Immigration - Chicago Sun-Times

Person On Tracks Delays CTA Red Line - Chicagoist

Corpus Christi Votes To End Red Light Camera Program - ABC 3 South Texas

Bipartisan Hill Group Wants To Talk Taxes, Infrastructure With Trump - CNN; GOP Chairman: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Likely To Include More Than Private Cash - The Hill

Report: Over 55,000 US Bridges Are Deficient - The Hill

Self-Driving Cars Will Save Lives But Require Reprogramming Nation - Wards Auto

How Congress Can Help — Or Hurt — Self-Driving Cars - WIRED

The 2,578 Problems With Self-Driving Cars - IEEE Spectrum

Can Electric-Car Ownership Expand Beyond Techies - Columbus Dispatch

Judge OKs VW Deal To Spend $1.2B More On Diesel Fix - The Detroit News; As VW TDI Buyback Spawns Shifty Cottage Industry, Here’s What Consumers Need to Know - Car And Driver

Auto Executives Want Trump To Roll Back Clean-Air Standards — Can California Stand In Their Way - Los Angeles Times

Standing Rock Sioux File Challenge After Trump’s Action On Dakota Pipeline - NBC News; Pipeline Exec Compares Dakota Protesters To Terrorists, Saying Protesters Have Assaulted Numerous Pipeline Personnel, Destroyed Millions Of Dollars’ Worth Of Construction Equipment, And Even Fired A Pistol At Law Enforcement During Months Of Demonstrations Against The 1,200-Mile Pipeline - ABC News

Spring Sting: Farewell Cheap Gas, Prices On The Rise - Gas Buddy

Cal. Assembly Republicans Put Forward No-Tax Road Plan - Sacramento Bee

Sponsored Signs Coming To A Highway Near You — Not So Fast - USA TODAY

Tougher Alcohol Laws Mean Fewer Young People Killed On The Road - United Press International

Discounts Abound On Out-Of-Fashion Sedans; Land That Deal - Seattle Times

Should I Tell My Boss I’m An Uber Driver By Night - New York Post

Harrison Ford Incident With Passenger Plane At California Airport May Put His Pilot License In Jeopardy - NBC News

6 Responses to “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

  1. Jeff says:

    AAA: Young Millennials Top List Of Worst Behaved Drivers – American Automobile Association
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    Need for more drivers ed to focus on in-car tech dangers

  2. Jeff says:

    Illinois Department Of Transportation Is Asking For Additional Input From The Public In Developing Its Long Range Transportation Plan – IDOT
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    Big push back coming on tolled lanes, carpool lanes

    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170112/discuss/170119645/

  3. Jeff says:

    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
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    CDOT’s war on cars never ends – total agenda driven nonsense from these hacks

  4. Jeff says:

    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
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    Design of the Loop Link is engineering malpractice – no way for vehicles to access buildings without going blocks out of the way to avoid bus lanes, prohibited turns

  5. Jeff says:

    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
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    Also the lack of adequate space for parcel/passenger pick up and drop off is just ridiculous

  6. Jeff says:

    Ald. Beale Says He Has The Votes To Curb Honorary Street Signs – Chicago Sun-Times
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    get rid of them all – save the expense – avoid the confusion they create for drivers in unfamiliar neighborhoods

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