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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.

US Drivers Distracted By Their Phones On 88% Of Trips - Yahoo Finance

Move Over to Protect Police, Fire, and EMS Personnel - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Little Village Neighbors Say ‘No’ To Traffic Congestion, Parking Problems, Created By CDOT’s Poorly Designed Protected Bike Lanes; Streetsblog Offers The Patronizing Explanation That Residents Would Have Liked These Lanes If CDOT Had Made Its Presentations In Spanish - Chicago Reader

CDOT Complains About Not Getting Traffic Accident Data From IDOT - Chicago Streetsblog; Ironic That CDOT Has A Long History Of Using Phony Accident Data To Justify Speed CamerasOffer Phony Rationales For Shady Street Shutdowns

Annual Battle Against City Potholes Begins In Earnest - DNA Chicago

Semi-Automatic Guns, Drugs Found On Party Bus In South Loop, Police Say - DNA Chicago; Emanuel Cracks Down Yet Again On Party Buses - Chicago Sun-Times

Latest North Branch Plan Would Tangle Traffic, Ignores Need For Park: Group - DNA Chicago

Police Riding All-Terrain Vehicles On ’606′ Spark Cheers, Jeers - DNA Chicago

Redeveloping The State Street Corridor: An Update - South Side Weekly

Community Meeting April 24 to Review Southport Transit-Oriented Development Proposal - Lakeview Chamber Of Commerce

4 Takes On Chicago’s Latest Gentrification Woes - Chicagoist

Portage Park Drive-Thru Starbucks Proposal To Be Discussed At Wednesday Meeting - DNA Chicago

Rogers Park Project To Replace Surface Parking Lot - Curbed Chicago

Fulton Market Project Proposes 20 Stories, 236 Rental Units, 5,000 Square Feet Of Retail, But Garage Parking For Only 80 Vehicles - Curbed Chicago; Expect Blowback From The Neighborhood And The Alderman

Michigan Avenue’s Historic Atlantic Bank Building To Re-Open In 2018 As Hotel Julian - Curbed Chicago

Checking In On Construction Sites Around The Loop - Curbed Chicago

The Best Chicago Parks For Every Occasion - Chicago Tribune

Activists Want In On Obama Library Plans - Crain’s Chicago Business

Dutch Street Artist’s Huge Mural On West Town Building Brightens Up Damen - DNA Chicago

Forgotten Chicago Has Become One Of City’s Most Popular Facebook Pages - DNA Chicago

Judge Halts Construction On Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor Over Claimed Danger To Bumblebees - Chicago Tribune; Local Mayor Says Bumblebee Claims Are Unfounded - Northwest Herald

Arlington Heights Trustees Have Concerns With Downtown Apartment Proposal Over Inadequate Parking - Chicago Daily Herald

Springfield Brain Trust Now Wading Into Airline Regulation After United Passenger Incident - Reuters; Congress Getting In On The Act Too - The Hill; Chicago-Based United Revenues Are Up As Airline Grapples With Fallout From Dragged Passenger, Leggings Incidents - Chicago Tribune; Survey: Americans Willing To Pay More To Avoid United - The Hill; United CEO: No One Will Be Fired For Dragging Incident - Chicago Sun-Times; Behind United Airlines’ Fateful Decision To Call Police - Wall Street Journal; Feds Launch New Webpage To Inform Travelers Of Flying Rights - The Hill; United’s Munoz Answers Who’s More Important, Employees Or Passengers - Crain’s Chicago Business; Buck Up, United! You’ll Be OK - Crain’s Chicago Business; United Airlines Incident Exposes Our Twisted Idea Of Dignity - Crain’s Chicago Business; Why Airlines Get Away With Terrible Customer Service - Chicago Tribune

Chicago-Based Boeing To Dismiss Hundreds Of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown - Chicago Tribune

Guns Recovered In Separate Evanston Traffic Stops - Chicago Sun-Times

Oak Park Police: Delivery Drivers Targeted In Separate Attacks On Same Night - Chicago Tribune

Naperville Man Victim Of Carjacking - Chicago Daily Herald

Dog Recovering After Sub-Human Scumbag Tossed Her From 3rd-Floor Apartment Onto Alley Below - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – 1 Killed, 9 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Over 14 Hours On Monday Through Tuesday - Chicago Tribune

St. Charles Woman Charged With DUI After Driving Into Fox River - Chicago Daily Herald

Wife Of Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Rosemont Sues 2 - Chicago Sun-Times

Metra Conductor Suing Buffalo Grove Man For Punching Him - Chicago Sun-Times

No Injuries When Metra UPN Train Strikes Vehicle In Wilmette - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged In Brutal Bike Theft Attempt And Logan Knife Robbery - DNA Chicago

Active Transportation Alliance Announces Next Steps In Chicago River Trail Campaign - Active Transportation Alliance

Tax Day Is Every Day: Motorists Spend $198 Million Daily On Gasoline Tax - Gas Buddy

Transportation Department Plans New Top-Level Spots To Oversee Trump Priorities - The Hill; With Eye On Infrastructure Projects, Senate Democrats Pressure Trump To Support ‘Buy America’ Bill - The Hill; Trump’s Push To Have Infrastructure Projects Made With U.S. Steel - Nightly Business Report

Court Cancels Free Rides For Cops On New Jersey Toll Roads - The Newspaper

How Car Hostile Cities Use Cell Phone Data To Build Anti-Car Infrastructure - Gov Tech

Anatomy Of A Highway Boondoggle - Frontier Group

Atlanta’s Interstate 20 Jammed After Buckling Pavement Sends Biker Airborne - USA TODAY

Cal. Already Spending Its Gas Tax Hike - Associated Press

Suspect In Facebook Murder Shoots Himself To Death After Police Chase - Chicago Tribune

Why Radar Detectors Matter More Than Ever - The Drive

70% Of Millennial Drivers Don’t Want Electric Vehicles, But Those Who Do Want A Tesla - Electrek

Market For Classic Cars Craters - The Daily Coin

The Pros And Cons Of Not Having Your Driver’s License In College - Study Breaks

Cal. Cab Companies Drop Safety Claim Suit Against Uber - Courthouse News Service

Tipping Drivers: New York’s Latest Battle With Uber - CBS News

Uber Has Lost 8 Top Execs In Under 2 Months - Yahoo Finance

Tesla Workers Threaten To Strike - Business Insider

Volkswagen Under Siege: Unprecedented Search, Unanswered Questions - Forbes

New York Street Sculptures Lead To PC Pissing Match - Chicago Tribune

Cities Now Exploring Autonomous Buses — But Is It Worth It - Eno Center For Transportation

Cities Strategize Over Loss Of Federal Transit Funding - Next City

Atlanta Transit Advocates Hope Freeway Collapse Will Spur Transit Investment - Associated Press

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Little Village Neighbors Say ‘No’ To Traffic Congestion, Parking Problems, Created By CDOT’s Poorly Designed Protected Bike Lanes; Streetsblog Offers The Patronizing Explanation That Residents Would Have Liked These Lanes If CDOT Had Made Its Presentations In Spanish – Chicago Reader
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    These crappy bike lanes were a bilingual failure for the neighbors

  2. Jeff says:

    CDOT Complains About Not Getting Traffic Accident Data From IDOT – Chicago Streetsblog; Ironic That CDOT Has A Long History Of Using Phony Accident Data To Justify Speed Cameras, Offer Phony Rationales For Shady Street Shutdowns
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    CDOT’s credibility on safety is ZERO. The fact that CDOT rigs yellow light times for maximum camera revenue shows how safety is the last thing on their mind

  3. Jeff says:

    Fulton Market Project Proposes 20 Stories, 236 Rental Units, 5,000 Square Feet Of Retail, But Garage Parking For Only 80 Vehicles – Curbed Chicago; Expect Blowback From The Neighborhood And The Alderman
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    At a certain point, any neighborhood will start saying NO to developers who cheap out and try to dump their parking expense on the neighborhood streets.

  4. Jeff says:

    Judge Halts Construction On Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor Over Claimed Danger To Bumblebees – Chicago Tribune; Local Mayor Says Bumblebee Claims Are Unfounded – Northwest Herald
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    It’s bogus lawsuits like this that are promoting Trump to gut regulations that would get in the way of infrastructure projects.

  5. Peter says:

    Semi-Automatic Guns, Drugs Found On Party Bus In South Loop, Police Say – DNA Chicago; Emanuel Cracks Down Yet Again On Party Buses – Chicago Sun-Times

    All these darned suburban kids with their concealed weapons and gang affiliations!

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