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

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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.

Toronto Is Considering A Sale Of Its Parking Meters - Toronto Star; Someone Tell Them How That Deal Turned South For Chicago

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 StreetsblogBut Don’t Expect CDOT To Tell The Truth About Accidents

Grayland Metra Station On NW Side Getting 68 More Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago; Streetsbloggers Are Up In Arms That  Anyone But Bikers Is Getting A Taxpayer Supported Benefit - Chicago Streetsblog

Loop Parking Garage Prepares To Bite The Dust — May Be Replaced With 20 Story Office Tower - Curbed Chicago

Cook County Hospital’s New Outpatient Center Is Ready To Go Vertical - Curbed Chicago

2017 Chicago Water Taxi Season Starts On Monday - Curbed Chicago

Disturbing Report On Driver Versus Biker Road Rage Incident In Ukrainian Village Last Month - Chainlink

Chicago Minority Areas See The Most Bike Tickets - Chicago Tribune

Thorndale Lane Closures Planned Overnight In Wood Dale - Chicago Sun-Times

Rolling Meadows Dunkin’ Donuts Drive-Through Proposal Withdrawn After Neighbor Objections - Chicago Daily Herald

Groups Worry Clout Knocking Them Out Of Obama Library Discussion - Chicago Sun-Times

A Sports Museum For Chicago - Crain’s Chicago Business

West Loop Apartment Plan Gets A Unit Cut, Adds More Parking And Retail - Curbed Chicago

Elected School Board No Solution To CPS’ Financial Woes - Chicago Sun-Times; CPS Seeking Order To Stop Illegal 1-Day Teachers Strike - Chicago Sun-Times

How President Donald Trump’s Budget Could Affect The Chicago Area - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago; Trump’s EPA Cuts Threaten Programs That Clean Up Chicago, Great Lakes - Chicago Tribune; GOP Pushback On Great Lakes - Chicago Tribune; Local Arts Funding Slashed - Chicago Tribune

Suburbs Push Back On Cook County Minimum Wage Hike - Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County Sugar TaxIllinois’ Proposed Double Down, Is Yet Another Overreach By The Nanny State - Chicago Tribune

Trump Changes Not Altering Illinois School Plan - Illinois News Network

Temp Agency Boss: Illinois Lawmakers Don’t Understand Workplace - Illinois News Network

Repeal Of Federal Estate Tax Could Make Illinois Tax A Net Negative - Illinois News Network

According To AFSCME’s Numbers, Fewer Than Half Of Illinois State Workers Voted To Authorize Strike - Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois Politicians Vote To Divert $300M From State Coffers To Fuel Local Spending - Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Pile Hits A Record $12.8 Bln - Reuters

Driver Fleeing Police Hits 60-Year-Old Pedestrian - Chicago Tribune

Aurora Shooting Suspect Who Led Police On High-Speed Chase Wants $500K Bond Reduced - Chicago Tribune

O’Hare Volunteer Lawyers Staying Put Despite Judicial Suspension Of Travel Ban - Chicago Daily Herald

Woman In O’Hare Construction Front Scheme Gets 12 Months - Chicago Tribune

Vehicles Stolen On North Side When Keys Left Inside - Chicago Sun-Times

Mom Found Dead After Infant Saved In Dramatic Downstate Illinois Lake Rescue - ABC News

Driver In Deadly Des Plaines Crash Never Had License Revoked Despite Years Of Violations - Chicago Tribune

Making A Vow To Not Drive Distracted - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Shootings Kill 1 Person, Wound 7 Since Thursday, Police Say - DNA Chicago; Sun Times: Roll Out The Red Carpet For Shoplifters - Chicago Sun-Times; An Emotionally Healthy Cop Is The Best Cop - Chicago Sun-Times; Foxx Needs To Deliver - Chicago Sun-Times; Building A Professional Chicago Police Department — With Or Without A Consent Decree - Chicago Tribune

Man Wounded In Chatham Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot While Driving In West Pullman - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies Month After Being Shot In Car In Calumet Heights - Chicago Sun-Times

Person Dead After Single-Vehicle Accident On South Side - Chicago Tribune

71-Year-Old Woman Injured When Car Slams Into Batavia Bank - Chicago Sun-Times

Boy, 17, Hit By School Bus In Northwest Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Red Line Robbers Punch Their Victims In The Face, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Power Outlets, New Seats, New Bathrooms And More Coming To Your Metra Train - DNA Chicago

Congressman Calls For ‘Transparent’ Investigation Of Lake Forest Train Derailment - Chicago Tribune

A Guide To Biking In Chicago - Momentum Magazine

San Francisco, California Argues The ATS-Hertz Rental Car Platepass Program Is An Illegal Scam - The Newspaper

Growing Number Of States Fine Slowpoke Drivers In Highway Fast Lanes - PBS News Hour

Trump ‘Skinny Budget’ Cuts Deep Into Infrastructure Promise - The Hill

Exxon Mobil Attorneys Defend Tillerson’s Use Of Alias Email - The Hill

Hard Times Hit Canada’s Oil Patch, Again - Gas Buddy

Driverless Car Laws by State - Insurance Zebra

Uber’s Autonomous Cars Drove 20,354 Miles And Had To Be Taken Over At Every Mile, According To Documents - Recode

Uber Asks: Can Seattle Really Make Us Bargain With The Teamsters - Forbes

How A VW Merger With Fiat Chrysler Would Change The Auto Industry - Christian Science Monitor

The Downside Of Online Car Buying - Automotive News

Analysis: Meals On Wheels Only Isn’t ‘Showing Any Results’ If You Ignore All These Results - Chicago Tribune; Meals On Wheels Reports Surge In Donations After WH’s Proposed - The Hill

EMT Killed In The Bronx After Man Steals Ambulance, Runs Her Over As Partner Watches - New York Daily News

Secret Service Says Laptop Stolen From Agent’s Car In New York - Reuters

Here Are 16 Big Transit Projects That Could Be Out Of Luck Under The Trump Budget - Washington Post; How Cities Would Be Affected - Curbed Chicago

Proposed Law Tells Airlines: We Need Our Seat Space - Chicago Tribune

Brides-To-Be Sue Trump Over Travel Ban, Fiances Can’t Come To US - Chicago Sun-Times; Judge Denies Request To Apply Previous Travel Ban Block To Trump’s Revised Order - The Hill

Trump Budget Cuts Air Service In Rural Communities - The Hill

If It Seems Like Airline Systems Are Down More Often, It’s Because They Are - Crain’s Chicago Business

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Toronto Is Considering A Sale Of Its Parking Meters – Toronto Star; Someone Tell Them How That Deal Turned South For Chicago

    Somehow I don’t think any City will ever make that same mistake again

  2. Dor Employee says:

    Happy Birthday Otto Mobile.

    And Geek…..we need a new Ask the Geek Feature.

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