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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, April 11th, 2017.

Dense Fog Slows Tuesday AM Commute - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Transit Lending Bill Called Bailout, Risky For Taxpayers - Illinois News Network

EDITORIALS – Don’t Use Forfeiture Laws To Target Innocent People With Car, Asset Seizures - Chicago Sun-Times

Time To Start Watching For Motorcycles - Chicago Daily Herald

Metra Adjusting Friday Schedule To Give Commuters A Head Start On Easter Weekend - DNA Chicago

Milwaukee Avenue Street Resurfacing Underway In Norwood Park: IDOT - DNA Chicago

Javy Baez Street Sign Ceremony Draws Hundreds Of Cubs Fans To Humboldt Park - DNA Chicago

Streetsblog Blames Drivers For Poorly Designed S. Side Bike Lanes That Bring Drivers, Bikers And Pedestrians Into Conflict - Chicago Streetsblog

Active Transportation Alliance In Full Panic Mode Over Cuts To Federal Dollars For Their War On Cars - Active Transportation Alliance

Businesses Along Evanston’s Church St. Bike Lane Continue To Fold - Evanston Now

Controversial Jefferson Park Storage Facility Vote Delayed, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago

Developers Present Project For Noble Sq. With 160 Units, 111 Space Garage - Curbed Chicago

Evanston Project Would Have 298 For-Rent Apartments Atop A 192-Vehicle Parking Garage - Curbed Chicago

Ricketts Racketeers Griping About Rules That Prevent Their Outdoor Plaza From Becoming The World’s Largest Non-Stop Frat Party - DNA Chicago

Watch Kris Bryant Hit Baseballs Into The Chicago River - DNA Chicago

Lincolnshire Officials Want A Development Plan For Milwaukee Avenue, Including Strategies For Pedestrian And Vehicular Traffic - Chicago Daily Herald

United CEO Says Crew ‘Followed Procedures’ After Man Dragged Off Plane - DNA Chicago; Transportation Department Reviewing United Airlines Incident - Chicago Sun-Times; Brown: Aviation Cops Shoot Themselves In The Foot In Gun Debate - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times; Chicago, United Lambasted Over Man Dragged Off Plane - Chicago Sun-Times; United Mocked Relentlessly On Social Media In Wake Of Incident -Chicago Sun-Times; See Jimmy Kimmel’s Take On The Controversy - YouTube; And Of Course TMZ Digs Up Dirt On The Passenger In Question - TMZ; United Shares Sharply Lower After Passenger Dragged Off Plane - Chicago Sun-TimesCrain’s Chicago Business; United Passenger?s Removal Sparks Outrage In China - Chicago Sun-Times; Airlines Often Oversell Flights, End Up Bumping Passengers - Chicago Sun-Times; United Airlines Mistreats All Customers, Not Just Forcibly Removed Flier - Crain’s Chicago Business; Aviation Officer Placed On Leave After Dragging Passenger From United Flight At O’Hare - Chicago Tribune; United CEO Oscar Munoz Defends Employees In Letter - Chicago TribuneCrain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Tribune; Flight Or Fight — United’s Ouster Of Stubborn Passenger A Colossal Mistake - Chicago Tribune; Twitter Skewers United With #Newunitedairlinesmotto - Chicago Tribune; Crisis Managers To United: ‘Very Publicly Rectify The Wrong’ - Crain’s Chicago Business; Dems Wants Hearing After United Passenger Dragged Off Flight - The HillThe Hill; Petition Calls For United CEO To Resign After Passenger Dragged Off Flight - The Hill; Here’s The Reason United Airlines Can Kick You Off Your Flight - Nightly Business Report; How Airlines Like United Choose Who To Kick Off A Flight - Business Insider; Lawmakers In Chicago, Washington Jump On United After Incident - Chicago Sun-TimesCrain’s Chicago BusinessDNA ChicagoChicago Tribune; I Was On United Flight 3411. Here’s What I Saw - Chicago Tribune; Overbooked — What United Airlines Should Have Done - Forbes; Trump Viewed United Video; Incident ‘Troubling’, Says Spicer - Chicago Sun-Times; United Incident Just Another Dent In Airline Reputation - The Hill; United’s Lousy Service Is A Reason For More Competition, Not Regulation - The Hill; Video Could Invite Summer Travel Boycott Against United - Boston Herald; United’s Apology - Crain’s Chicago BusinessDNA ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Rahm Reacts - Chicago Tribune

DuPage Pols Hold ‘Pep Rally’ For O’Hare Western Access - Crain’s Chicago Business

Peotone Airport Is Not Needed And Will Fail, Leaving Taxpayers Holding The Bag - Chicago Sun-Times

Ald. Ricardo Munoz Accuses CPS Of Stonewalling On Finances - Chicago Sun-Times

OPINION – Gov. Bruce Rauner, Legislature Drain Illinoisans Patience - Chicago Sun-Times; OPINION – Much-Needed Direct Caregivers Deserve Fair Pay - Chicago Sun-Times; Illinois Is Failing As A Partner In Providing Human Services - Chicago Sun-Times; State Budget Gridlock Forces Another Northeastern Campus Shutdown - Chicago Tribune; General Assembly Takes 2-Week Break, With No Budget - Bloomington Pantagraph; Why Does Government In Illinois Waste So Much Money - Champaign News Gazette; Rauner: Democrats’ Stopgap Plan Kicks Can Down Road - Illinois News Network

An Intriguing Gubernatorial Candidate Without Big Money - Chicago Sun-Times; Poll: Rauner Approval Rating Up, But Still Near Bottom Nationwide - Chicago Sun-Times; J.B. Pritzker: The Other Mayor Of Chicago - Chicago Magazine; Rauner Launching 2-Day Campaign Tour As 2018 Rivals Attack - State Journal-Register

Both Sides Agree Legislative Mapping Should Change, Details On How And When Are Murky - Illinois News Network

Legislature Could Slow Your Apps To A Crawl - Chicago Sun-Times

Garage, Car Torched After Man Drives Over Gas Can In Logan Square - DNA Chicago

Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Charged With DUI In Miami Beach - Chicago Tribune

Speeder Caught By Cops Doing 158 Mph Regrets Nothing - Fox News

2 Found In Car In St. Charles Died Of Carbon Monoxide - Chicago Sun-Times

Runner Raped On Lakefront Trail At 35th Street, Prosecutors Say - DNA Chicago

Man Facing Felony Charges Who Fled Hospital After Police Chase, Crash Posts Bail - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Shootings Kill 3 People, Wound 12 Since Monday, Police Say - Chicago Sun-Times; Kass: This Is Where Chicago Is Now: ‘They Shot A Judge’ - Chicago Tribune; Chicago Tribune Photographer Wins Pulitzer Prize For Photo Of Boy Hit By Gunfire - Chicago Tribune

Boy, 11, Seriously Wounded And Man Killed In West Pullman Drive-By Shooting: Police - DNA Chicago

15-Year-Old Wounded In Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In Itasca Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash In Lynwood - Chicago Sun-Times

Riding CTA Legally Blind Can Be A Huge Pain In The Ass- Chicago Reader

Man Shot In Englewood Bus Stop - Chicago Sun-Times

Bowmanville Doesn’t Have Any Parks; This Land Along Metra Tracks Could Be The Answer - DNA Chicago

Metra Launches 2017 Construction Program - RT&S

New Train Station Among Highlights Of Libertyville’s $69.5 Million Budget - Chicago Daily Herald

Mundelein May Get New Bike Path - Chicago Daily Herald

Trump To Meet With CEOs On Infrastructure, Tax Reform - The Hill; Why Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Could Wind Up In A Ditch - Politico; Trump May Step Back From Law That Guarantees Wage Levels For Workers On Most Federally Funded Construction Projects - McClatchy DC

DOT Secretary Chao Renames Blog To Avoid Speeding Inference - Connections

Dem Warns Russia May Gain Control Of US Oil Company - The Hill

The Journey: Today’s Oil Industry - Gas Buddy

Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Driveway Taxes - The Newspaper

Quarter Of Miles Traveled In The U.S. By 2030 Seen As Driverless - Bloomberg

How Can America Beat China In The Electric Car Race - Autoblog

Tesla’s ‘Crazy’ Climb To America’s Most Valuable Car Company - Chicago Tribune

How Safety Killed Volvo’s Marketing - National Motorists Association Blog

VW Doesn’t Know What to Do With All its Emissions-Cheating Cars - Bloomberg

How To Eat Healthy At Gas Stations - Gas Buddy

Top 10 Cars That No Insurance Company Wants to Cover - The Cheat Sheet

Alleged Mobster Pleads Guilty To Violating Probation After Road Rage Attack - New York Post

Police Release Video Of Biking Robbery Suspect Dropping Cash - CBS 2 Pittsburgh

Trump Travel Ban Defended By 15-State Coalition Led By Texas AG - Fox News

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Chicago Transit Lending Bill Called Bailout, Risky For Taxpayers – Illinois News Network
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    Why enable the CTA to make more bad financial decisions, like:

    - the $500M abandoned hole in the ground that was to be the Loop CTA Super Station

    - spending $200M on fixing one CTA station at Wilson

    - spending $600M on a “flyover ramp” at Belmont that would shave a whopping 20 seconds off the commute time, while decimating blocks of Central Lakeview

  2. Jeff says:

    Streetsblog Blames Drivers For Poorly Designed S. Side Bike Lanes That Bring Drivers, Bikers And Pedestrians Into Conflict – Chicago Streetsblog
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    Just as it was the case elsewhere, CDOT mis-designs bike lanes and bus lanes, failing to account for the facts that vehicles need to use those streets to pick up and drop off passengers and packages. Then CDOT blames drivers for its own incompetence. Engineering FAIL!

  3. Jeff says:

    Active Transportation Alliance In Full Panic Mode Over Cuts To Federal Dollars For Their War On Cars – Active Transportation Alliance
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    Can’t wait to see this taxpayer subsidized anti-car lobby dry up and blow away when the federal dollar food dish is empty

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