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

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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

Ideas For Safer Biking On Chicago Street - Chicagoist; Dibs For Bikers - Chainlink

RTA Says Public Input Will Be Key To Success Of Jefferson Park Master Plan - Nadig Newspapers

Contentious Jefferson Park Development Advances Despite Opposition - Chicago Tribune

To Keep The West Loop ‘Hot,’ Buildings Are Bound To Get Taller: Alderman - DNA Chicago

Office Tower With Riverwalk Access Approved By Panel For Along Wacker Drive - DNA Chicago

Uptown TOD Project At Broadway And Wilson Approved - DNA Chicago

On Chicago’s South Side, Gentrification Is Not The Great Evil - Chicago Sun-Times

A Chance To Build 18 Homes On The River - Crain’s Chicago Business

Children’s Memorial Hospital Demolition Complete - DNA Chicago

Should Obama Library Put Community Benefits In Writing — S. Siders Disagree - DNA Chicago

Restaurant Seeks Approval To Build On Sauganash Gas Station Site, Including Drive Through Lane - Nadig Newspapers

A Street Photographer Finds The Beauty In Chicago’s Brutal Winters - Chicago Reader

10 Day Or Weekend Road Trips To Get You Out Of Chicago - Redeye

Controversial Gas Station Project Clears Hurdle In Glen Ellyn Despite Neighbors’ Traffic Issues, Other Concerns - Chicago Daily Herald

Trump Selects Rising Star At Chicago Based Boeing For No. 2 Pentagon Post - Chicago Tribune

Peoria Based Caterpillar Lawyers Up, Hires Former U.S. Attorney General - Crain’s Chicago Business

Towing Firms Crowd In To Win Lake County, IN Business, After Bribery Scandal - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Indiana Toll Proposal Could Be Hitting A Bumpy Road - The Herald Bulletin

Can Chicago’s Old-School Bed-And-Breakfasts Survive Airbnb - DNA Chicago

This Video Of Sea Otters Playing In Snow At The Shedd Will Make Your Day - DNA Chicago

Trump Budget Proposal Zeroes Out Great Lakes Cleanup - Detroit Free Press

Emanuel’s Short-Term Budget Solutions Will Cost $1 Billion In Interest - Chicago Tribune

Rahm Put Lights, Heating In City Buildings On Lien For Project That Wasted Millions - Chicago Now

Emanuel Urges Chicago Teachers Union To Call Off Illegal One-Day Strike - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago Public Schools Proposals Face Rough Road In Springfield - Chicago Tribune; Rauner Aide Seeks Chicago Schools’ Support For Pension Plan - State Journal RegisterDNA Chicago

School Funding Reform Proposal Called Central Planning On Steroids - Illinois News Network

Senate Democrats Reject Proposal To Give Rauner Broad Powers To Cut State Spending - Chicago TribuneChicago Tonight; If Rauner Caves To Legislators, It’ll Be At Taxpayers’ Expense - Chicago Tribune

State Lawmakers Paychecks Shouldn’t Move To The Front Of The Line, Judge Says - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Small Universities In Trouble With Budget Mess - Chicago Tribune

Too Bad We Can’t Vote Madigan Out Of Office - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Regulation Strangles Business - Crain’s Chicago Business

Should AFSCME Strike, No Idea How Many Replacements Needed - Peoria Journal-Star

Deaths Of 2 Found In Vehicle In St. Charles Under Investigation - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Accidentally Shoots Himself In Car, Tells Police Fake Story - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Gun Felon Crackdown Plan Pushed By Emanuel Could Also Save Millions Of Dollars, Prison Agency Says - Chicago Tribune; Shootings Wound 4 People Since Wednesday, Police Say - DNA Chicago; State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Rolls Out New Gun Crimes Strategy, Reviews 1st 100 Days In Office -  DNA ChicagoChicago Tribune; Foxx Says Reforms Needed At CPD, Consent Decree Or Not - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago; Foxx: Special Prosecutor Not Needed To Charge Cops In Shootings - Chicago Sun-Times; Top Cop Eddie Johnson Gives AG Sessions An Earful - Chicago Sun-Times; Bill Aims To Address Mental Health Crises And Guns - Chicago Sun-Times; Kass: Springfield Wants To Help Shoplifters Steal And Get Away With It - Chicago Tribune; The Thin Blue Line Represents Struggle, Sacrifice - Chicago Tribune; Rep. Shimkus: Search Is Ongoing For N. Illinois U.S. Attorney - Illinois News Network

Person Shot In Head While Driving In Auburn Gresham - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Men In Car Shot In Englewood - Chicago Sun-Times

Families Of Men Found Shot Dead In Car In Auburn Gresham Raising Money For Funerals - DNA Chicago

Teen Dies 3 Days After Eisenhower Wreck - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver In Fatal Lake Shore Drive Crash Charged With DUI, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Judge Upholds Charges In Fatal Lindenhurst Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

CTA Will Get New Rail Cars Made By China - Chicago Tribune; Could Neighborhood Benefit - DNA Chicago

Good Samaritan And String Of Good Luck Reunites ‘L’ Rider And Her Lost Wedding Ring - DNA Chicago

Cops: Car Hit By Train Near Naperville After Driver Ignores Gates, Worker’s Warning - Chicago Tribune

Human Error Blame For Power Failure That Shut Down Commuter And Passenger Service Feb. 24 At Union Station- Trains

Durbin Prods Railroad Over Gun Thefts In S. Side Chicago Railyard - CBS 2 Chicago

Chicago ‘Soundwalks’ Ask You To Stop Talking And Listen To Your City - DNA Chicago

Texas Court Of Appeals Says Houston Is On The Hook For Legal Bills In Battle Over Red Light Camera Records - The Newspaper

Federal Judges In Hawaii And Maryland Block Trump’s Revised Travel Ban - Chicago Tribune; Trump Vows Appeal - Governing; Dershowitz: Why The Supreme Court Will Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban - The Hill

White House Wants To Strip Existing Infrastructure Funds To Divert Them To Its Own Infrastructure Plan - Nightly Business Report

Trump Budget Proposes 13 Percent Cut To Transportation Dept - The Hill; Transit, Amtrak Get Cut Under Trump Budget Proposal — Air Traffic Control May Be Privatized — EPA Budget Cut — Meals On Wheels Cut - Washington PostVoxThe Hill; Three Airport Security Programs Axed Under Trump Budget - The Hill; Budget Proposal Will Face Pushback - The Atlantic; Sesame Street May Be Bulldozed, Big Bird May Get Plucked - Washington Examiner; Budget Winners And Losers Under Trump Proposal - Chicago Sun-Times

Blue States Rush To Block Trump’s Emissions Rollback - The Hill; California Officials Pledge Not To Roll Back Fuel Efficiency Standards - NPR

Sierra Club Wants EPA Head Investigated Over Climate Comments - The Hill; White House: Climate Funding Is A Waste Of Your Money - The Hill

Trump To Repeal Obama Fracking Rule - The Hill

Higher Fuel Taxes Up For Consideration In At Least 17 States - Land Line Mag; Why 2017 Looks Bullish for State Gas-Tax Increases - CSP Daily News

WTF: For Some Goofballs, Jaywalking Ticketing Is A Tax On Poor People - Phoenix New Times

The Cities Where Autonomous Vehicles Would Be Most Practical - Governing; With Self-Driving Vehicles, Is Car Ownership Over - Venture Beat

Are Driverless Cars Safe — Automotive Vehicles May Cause Over-Reliance - International Business Times

How To Make A Driverless Car See The Road Ahead - EconoTimes

Insurers Point to Importance of Data Access for Setting Autonomous Vehicle Rates - Body Shop Business

Goodyear Envisions Its Spherical Concept Tire As Part Of An Autonomous Future - Motor Authority

Why Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Are Inextricably Linked - Gov Tech

Path To Driverless Transportation Rolls Through Data Collection, Analytics - JustMeans

In The Near Future, Autonomous Cars Will Be Able To Communicate Movements With Each Other Over Short Distances And Interact With Traffic Lights - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Are New Car Safety Features Making Cars Less Safe - Personal Liberty

Truck Speed Limiters Won’t Improve Highway Safety - Trucks

Hyundai Recalling Nearly 1 Million Sonata Cars In US Over Seat Belt Issue - Reuters

German Prosecutors Raid Headquarters Of Volkswagen And Audi - CNN Money

Amazon Prime Expanding Beer, Wine Delivery Service - Consumerist

Alabama Woman Escapes From Her Car Trunk When Her Abductor Stops At Gas Station - ABC News

Texas Woman In Midst Of Modeling Shoot When Struck By Train - Chicago Tribune

London’s Billion Dollar Bike Program May Get Blowback From Drivers, Taxi Companies - Guardian


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

  1. Jeff says:

    City Releases More Details About The Upcoming Vision Zero War On Cars – Chicago Streetsblog

    Watch for this plan to include more cash grab traffic camera and bogus safety data to justify it.

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