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

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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

Wednesday’s High Winds Damaged Cars, Brought Down Power Lines On Roads, Knocked Out Traffic Signals, Delayed Metra Trains - Chicago TribuneChicago TribuneCBS 2 Chicago

Arlington Heights Officials Use Aerial Bucket Truck To Rescue Duck From Kite String, High Winds - Chicago Daily Herald

St. Patrick’s Day: A Guide To The Parade, Dyeing The River Green & Where To Watch - Chicago Now; Extra Commuter Service For St. Pat’s Day, But No Booze On Metra - Chicago Sun-Times

Streetsbloggers Whine About How Drivers Parking In Their Own Private Driveway Are Somehow Violating The Sanctity Of The Public Street - Chicago StreetsblogPreviously, 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

Brown: Panhandlers Stow Their Cups To Take Day Labor Jobs - Chicago Sun-Times

The Lobby Of The Old Main Post Office On Congress Parkway Is Ready For Restoration; Building’s Prominent River Frontage Will See The Addition Of Outdoor Cafes And A Landscaped Riverwalk - Curbed Chicago

15-Story Mixed-Use Tower In River North To Have 180 Rental Units, 84 Parking Spaces, Replacing Surface Parking Lot - Curbed Chicago

Does Chicago Need Rent Control - Crain’s Chicago Business

Airbnb Hosts In Cities Including Chicago Are Increasingly Pros, Not Mom And Pops, Hotels Say - Crain’s Chicago Business; Airbnb Ponders Longer-Term Rentals - Crain’s Chicago Business

Illinois Clean Energy Companies Unfazed By EPA Threat - Chicago Tribune

Rolling Meadows Tries To Lure Caterpillar HQ - Chicago Daily Herald

Video Shows Beautiful Time-Lapses Of Downtown Sights - DNA Chicago

Polar Bear Wedding On Tap At Lincoln Park Zoo - DNA Chicago

Chicago River Once Hosted Long-Distance Swims Attended By 100,000 Fans - DNA Chicago; 19 Mayors From Around World Will Attend Chicago Forum On Urban Waterways - Loop North News

Sanitary District Sues Lake County, Fox Lake Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds - Chicago Tribune

Glen Ellyn May Study Downtown Pedestrian Bridge, Tunnel - Chicago Daily Herald

Car Haters Play The Race Card To Stop Milwaukee Highway Project - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Chance The Rapper Gives $10K To These Nine Chicago Schools - DNA Chicago

Chicago Worst Among 15 Major Cities Grappling With Pensions - Chicago Sun-Times

How The Trump Administration Could Bankrupt Chicago Public Schools - Chicago Reader

Illinois Senate’s Spending Cap Doesn’t Protect Taxpayers, Core Services - Illinois Policy Institute; Illinois A Failed State - Champaign News Gazette; Rauner Compares State Government To Last-Place 2013 Cubs - Chicago Tribune; AG Madigan Wants Supreme Court To Decide If Workers Can Be Paid Without Budget - State Journal-Register; Higher Education Suffers Over Prolonged Budget Impasse - Crain’s Chicago Business

Illinois Sugary Drink Tax Would Be A Bitter Pill To Swallow - Illinois News Network; In Yet Another Nanny-State Nonsense Proposal, Illinois House Committee OKs Bill Restricting Energy-Drink Sales - Champaign News-Gazette

Lawmakers Looking To Divert Scarce State Funds To Cities And Counties - Illinois News Network

Chris Kennedy Hits Campaign Trail, Blames Rauner For State’s Problems - Chicago Sun-Times

Comptroller Mendoza Is No Independent Voice - Chicago Tribune

Man Plunges 6 Floors From Near North Parking Structure - Chicago Tribune

Cut Off In Traffic — Police Commander Says Guns Replacing Flipping The Bird - DNA Chicago

Albany Park Carjacking Victim’s Wallet, Cellphone Stolen Along With HIs Car - DNA Chicago

Man Surrounded, Beaten And Carjacked In South Loop Garage, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Recovered Stolen Car Gets Stolen Again From CPD Parking Lot - NBC 5 Chicago

Man Murdered In Van In Englewood With Bottle Of Bleach - Chicago Tribune

Why Wasn’t Repeat Reckless Driver In Fatal Crash In Des Plaines Imprisoned Before The Accident - Chicago Daily Herald

Police Reform Panel Gives Update On New Tactics, Training - WGN 9 Chicago; Chicago Tries To Learn From New York Crime Fighting Success - Associated Press; Emanuel Lauds Trump Administration’s New Anti-Crime Move - Crain’s Chicago Business; Police Superintendent Johnson Asks Lawmakers To Lengthen Sentences For Gun Crimes - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – 6 Wounded In Chicago Shootings, Including 2 Teens Shot In Logan Square - Chicago Tribune

Man Hurt In Garfield Ridge Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot In Face In Back Of The Yards- Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Multimillionaire Gang Leader Gets More Than 9 Years In Prison For Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Injured In SW Side Crash On 59th Street - Chicago Tribune

Man Injured In Kennedy Expressway Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Yorkville Man Faces Drug And DUI Charges Following Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Drunken Driver Who Slammed Car Into Men In McHenry County Gets 8 Years In Prison - Chicago Tribune

Northwest Highway In Barrington Remains Closed To Westbound Traffic Thursday Morning After Chemical Leak - Chicago Daily Herald

Female CTA Employees Rally For Better Working Conditions At The Transit Authority’s Headquarters In Chicago - ABC 7 Chicago

Final Phase Of Wilson Station Reconstruction Project Set To Begin Thursday - DNA Chicago

Brake Problem Causes Smoke And Minor Delays, But No Fire In Blue Line Subway - Chicago Tribune

Remembered Thursday By Wicker L Stop Where He Was Killed - DNA Chicago

Linking The Chicago River Trail On The NW Side - Active Transportation Alliance

The Red Light Camera Eyes Of Texas May Go Away - Community Impact

Trump Begins To Map Out $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan - Wall Street JournalThe Hill; GOP Chairman Focused On Moving Infrastructure Package This Year - The Hill; Why Trump’s $1 Trillion Promise To Deliver Infrastructure Jobs May Not Happen This Year - Washington Post; Lawmakers Urge Support For Infrastructure Financing Tool - The Hill

EPA Chief: Carbon Dioxide Not Primary Cause Of Global Warming - Chicago Sun-Times

Automakers Miss US Fuel Economy Targets For First Time Since 2004 - NESN

US Shale Plots Production Growth Despite OPEC’s Warning - Reuters

Top Rated Gas Station Convenience Store In Every U.S. State - Gas Buddy

Uber To Ban ‘Greyball’ Tool It Used To Stymie Regulators - Chicago Tribune

Lyft Adds New Cities As Uber Stumbles - CNBC

Volkswagen Set To Plead Guilty On Friday In Emissions Case - Yahoo Finance

Hatchbacks Come Back As Antidote To Crossover Craze - Chicago Tribune

Superfast Ferrari Sells Out Before Anyone Sees It - Chicago Tribune

New Italian Concept Car Comes With A Separate Drone That Could Pick You Up And Whisk You Out Of A Traffic Jam - CNN Money

How Will Autonomous Cars React When A Critical Component Breaks - International Business Times

The 6 Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles and How to Overcome Them - Gov Tech

California Lawmakers Hear Testimony On Who Should Be Held Liable When Driverless Cars Crash - Capital Public Radio

How Israel is Passing the Competition in Self-Driving Car Technology - The Tower

CIA Mission On Cars Shows Concern About Next-Generation Vehicles - Yahoo Tech

Food Waste Is Great For Tires, Say Researchers - AutoBlog

Is It Time To Put The Brakes On Older Drivers - Forbes

20 Used Cars Consumer Reports Gave The Never Buy Label - Cheat Sheet

5 Automakers With the Worst Electric Vehicle Programs - Cheat Sheet

Utah Lawmakers Pass Toughest DUI Limit In U.S. At 0.05 Percent - Chicago Tribune

Car Haters Blame Uber, Lyft ?For NYC Traffic Jams — Argue For Congestion Pricing To Fix Traffic Gridlock - New York TimesTry Blaming The Congestion Problem On New York City’s Traffic Clogging Bike Lanes, Street Closures For Pedestrian Plazas, Bans On Turning At Cross Streets, And Anti-Car City Planners Instead

Appellate Panel In New Jersey Overturns The Strip Search Of A Motorist Arrested Over An Unpaid $6.50 Traffic Fine - The Newspaper

Spring Break At Its Best: University Of Florida’s Student Body President-Elect Arrested In Key West, After Knocking Over Motorcycles While Drunk - NBC 2 Orlando

Backlash, Boycott Threats In Boston, After Gay Vets Group Banned From St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Washington Post

Indianapolis Motor Speedway To Hold Weirdest Auction Ever - Indianapolis Star

Dems Back Bill To Boost Airfare Transparency - The Hill

Suspect Arrested in Ax Attack at Duesseldorf, Germany, Train Station That Injured Five - NBC News

 

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

  1. Jeff says:

    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

    Chicago Worst Among 15 Major Cities Grappling With Pensions – Chicago Sun-Times
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    With crumbing bridges and an imploding pension fund, Chicago may be the next Detroit

  2. Jeff says:

    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
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    Notice how Streetsbloggers have zero worries about traffic laws being broken when it’s bikers ignoring stop signs, red lights, one way signs, bans on sidewalk cycling, etc.

  3. Jeff says:

    Cut Off In Traffic — Police Commander Says Guns Replacing Flipping The Bird – DNA Chicago
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    All the more reason to resist that temptation to give that jerk driver the finger – you never know who is gonna send a bullet back your way

  4. Jeff says:

    Enforcement Of Chicago’s Winter Parking Ban Depends On The Neighborhood – WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago
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    After a snow free winter like this still yields towed cars/big revenue for the City, the whole issue of the winter parking ban may get a second look.

  5. Drew says:

    Now you went and did it Jeff…..

    We got snow.

  6. Jeff says:

    Drew

    I should have known better than to even think about snow this time of year. My bad!

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