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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.

Life Under The City’s ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges - DNA Chicago

Philadelphia Adopts Vision Zero Plan WITHOUT A New York Style One Size Fits All Citywide Speed Limit Cramdown; Draft Plan Recommends Tailored Speed Zones Instead - Philadelphia Inquirer; Will Chicago’s Vision Zero Plan Follow That Model

Cyclists Sulking Over Slip ‘N Slide Sheet-Metal Section Of Chicago Street - Chicago Streetsblog

Vehicle Damaged, But No Injuries Reported When Glass Falls From Loop Building On Dearborn Street — Incident Closes Dearborn For Investigation And Cleanup, Buses Rerouted - Chicago Sun-Times

Dispute Over $2M In State Funding Halts 41st Street Pedestrian Bridge Project - Chicago Tribune

How To Dig A 1-Mile Tunnel Under The North Side Of Chicago - Chicago Tribune

Mt. Greenwood Citgo Station That Sold Bad Gas Closed, New Owners Expected This Summer - DNA Chicago

Park Replacing Former Movie Theater Parking Lot Along North Shore Channel Breaks Ground - DNA Chicago

Kennedys Seek Buyer For Wolf Point Apartment Tower - Crain’s Chicago Business; Meanwhile Wolf Point’s Newest Tower Is Closing In On A Firm Start - Curbed Chicago

Redevelopment Plan For River North’s Vacant Sports Authority Revealed - Curbed Chicago

Rush Hospital Clearing Land To Build Out-Patient Care Center - Chicago Sun-Times

Is Ald. Arena Backing Of Controversial Dense Housing In Jefferson Park A Bid For Political Survival - Nadig Newspapers

Evanston High Rise Project Would Be Tallest In That City, And Would Deliver 318 Dwelling Units, 179 Parking Spaces, And Ground Floor Retail Space; Neighbors Raise Concerns Over Traffic, Wind Tunnel Effect For Pedestrians - Curbed ChicagoEvanston Now

Woodlawn Hasn’t Gentrified Despite $400 Million In Investments, Report Says - DNA Chicago

Home Run Inn Plans For Pizza Delivery, Expansion - Chicago Tribune

Vacancies, Traffic Challenges In Developing Lake-Cook Road Corridor - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois Truck Maker Caterpillar Is Accused in Report to Federal Investigators of Tax Fraud - New York Times

Rauner Welcomes New Owners Of Former Mitsubishi Plant In Normal - Bloomington Pantagraph

Second Hand Rows – Elk-Grove Based United Airlines Looking At Second-Hand Aircraft, Rules Out A380 - Reuters; United Looks At Chicago-Based Boeing’s ‘Paper Plane’ And Likes What It Sees - Crain’s Chicago Business

O’Hare Panel To Decide On Runway Plan - Nadig Newspapers; Two Aldermen Say The Question Of Whether To Arm Aviation Security Officers Could Be Solved By Making Them Part Of The Chicago Police Department - Chicago Sun-Times

Why Aren’t Norridge, Harwood Heights Part Of The City — It Didn’t Want Them - DNA Chicago

‘Toni The Taxer’ Preckwinkle Is Already Planning Her Next Cook County Taxpayer Stickup - Chicago Tribune

Chance The Rapper Is Right About Rauner-Emanuel Feud On CPS — It’s Embarrassing - Chicago Tribune; Dear Chance The Rapper: Don’t Stop With Rauner - Chicago Tribune; Rauner: No Reason To Wait On CPS Funding - WTTW Chicago Tonight; CTU Considering Another Illegal One-Day Strike, This One On May 1 - Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner: Democrats Leading A ‘Coordinated Activity’ To ‘Create A Crisis’ In Illinois - Chicago TribuneChicago Sun-Times; Illinois’ Deficit Grows To $9.6 Billion In Fiscal 2016: Audit - Reuters; Grand Bargain To End Budget Impasse Rubs Some State Senators The Wrong Way - Illinois News Network; Lawmakers Voice Concerns About Carve-Outs For Proposed Service Tax Expansion - Illinois News Network; Roskam: Illinois Shouldn’t Expect A Bailout From Feds - Illinois News Network; Proposed Grand Bargain Spending Cap To Be Enforced By State Official Under Federal Investigation - Illinois News Network; Rauner Urges Illinois Senate To Keep Working On Budget Deal - The Southern Illinoisan; How Deep Is Illinois’ Budget Hole — Oh, About 651 Miles Deep - DNA Chicago; Illinoisans Cannot Afford Another Tax Hike - Chicago Tribune; Rauner: Worker Insurance Reforms Don’t Move Needle In Budget Talks - Illinois News Network; When Will Illinois Lawmakers Learn To Live Within Their Means - Chicago Tribune; Illinois Taxpayers Can’t Trust Their Legislators - Chicago Tribune

Judge Rules Comptroller Mendoza May Divert Vehicle Maintenance Funds To Paying State Workers, Despite Lockbox Amendment Designed To Outlaw Diversion Of Transportation Funds - Fox 2 St. Louis; State Elected Officials Should Spend Time On What Really Matters - State Journal-Register

Unpaid Sick Leave Spikes Illinois Teachers’ Pension Benefits - Illinois Policy Institute

If State Workers Strike, Can Replacements Become Permanent - State Journal-Register

Illinois Companies Announce Nearly 1,000 Mass Layoffs In February, Including Almost 250 Manufacturing Jobs - Illinois Policy Institute

Journalist Suing CPD For Refusing To Release Laquan McDonald Dash Cam Shooting Records - Chicago Sun-Times

21-Year-Old Drove 108 Mph In A 40 Mph Zone: Naperville Police - Chicago Tribune

Injured Cary Man Charged With DUI On I-90 - Chicago Daily Herald

Driver Flees From Three Car Crash On Howard St. In Evanston - Evanston Now

Chiraq Report – 13 Wounded, 3 Killed In Tuesday Chicago Shootings - CBS 2 Chicago; Stop The Indifference: Bring The National Guard To Chicago - Chicago Tribune; CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson To Testify About Repeat Gun Offender Bill - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Who Beat Murder Case Killed In Drive-By, Minutes After Leaving Cook County Jail Just A Few Blocks Away - Chicago Tribune; State’s Attorney Foxx’s Office Blames Predecessor Anita Alvarez For Error That Let Man Beat Murder Rap - Chicago Tribune

4 People Shot In Auburn Gresham Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

21-Year-Old Man Wounded In East Side Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Denver Man Found Guilty Of 2014 Drug Related Murder Of Man In Car In West Dundee - Chicago Sun-Times

Fiery Crash Injures Two, Spills Vegetable Oil Across Northwest Highway - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Critically Injured In Washington Park Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Car Slams Into Guardrail On I-90 Near Huntley - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Hit, Killed By Blue Line Train, Service Suspended - DNA Chicago

It’s Your Chance To Give Metra Advice On Fare Structure - Chicago Daily Herald

Metra Seeks Bids For Chicago Bridge Project - Railway Age

Freight Train Derails in Blue Island - NBC 5 Chicago

CSX CEO’s Strong-Arm Tactics - Crain’s Chicago Business

Trump To Meet With Business Leaders On Infrastructure - Reuters; Tesla CEO Musk Joining Trump For Infrastructure Meeting: Report - The Hill; Senate Panel Considers How To Fund Trump’s $1T Infrastructure Package - The Hill; Trump Activates $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, But Challenges Mount - Chicago Tribune

Is Aluminum Better And Safer Than Steel In Cars And Trucks - National Motorists Association Blog

$8 Billion Cost To Make Tesla Superchargers As Common As Gas Stations: Analyst - Green Car Reports

Self-Driving Cars Will Need To Be Taught How Human Driving And Behaviors Differ By Country, And Adapt Accordingly - International Business Times

Navigating The Future Of Electric And Autonomous Vehicles - Gov Tech

11 New Cars That Buyers Can’t Wait to Get Rid Of - 24/7 Wall St.

Uber’s Latest Missteps Could Affect Other Ride-Hailing Services - Business Insider; Uber Self-Driving Cars Are Coming Back To California Roads - Chicago Sun-Times

EPA Auditor To Review Emissions Testing Checks After VW Case - Automotive News

Dying Malls Hurting Suburbs - Business InsiderA Web Resource On The Dead Mall SyndromeA Profile Of The Mall Made FamousWith A Wild Indoor Car Chase Scene From The ‘Blues Brothers’

Trucker Dies In Kansas Wildfire - CBS News

Why An Investment Firm Put A Statue Of A Defiant Girl On Wall Street - Chicago Tribune

A Cautionary Of What Happens When Car-Hating Ideologues Are Given Power – London Parents Will Get Fined For Dropping Their Kids At School By Car - Tree Hugger

Hawaii Files First Lawsuit Against New Trump Travel Ban - CNN

Dems Slam Trump Over Potential Airport Security Cuts - The Hill

Oklahoma State Bill Would Let Property Owners Shoot Down Drones - Ars Technica


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

  1. Jeff says:

    Life Under The City’s ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges – DNA Chicago

    If someone gets hurt it will be a big payday for the injured party

  2. Jeff says:

    Cyclists Sulking Over Slip ‘N Slide Sheet-Metal Section Of Chicago Street – Chicago Streetsblog

    For being the most overly catered to/taxpayer subsidized group in Chicago, bikers do a lot of complaining about every minor issue.

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