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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, May 8th, 2017.

Road Closures To Impact Grand Avenue On Near North Side This Week - Chicago Sun-Times

50 New Uber, Lyft Wheelchair-Accessible Cars Set To Hit City Streets: Rahm - DNA Chicago; Advocates Complain - Chicago Sun-Times

Uber Will Deliver Puppies To You On Wednesday - Redeye

After Obama Demands For Closure Of Cornell Avenue, To Make Room For A Sledding Hill At His Half Billion Dollar Vanity Project, S. Side Golf Course Plans Call For Even More Jackson Park Roads To Be Removed, Underpasses Added, For Millions Of Additional Dollars In Taxpayer Expense - DNA Chicago; Closing Cornell Avenue A Terrible Idea - Chicago NowChicago Now

Tribune Buys Into Ricketts Racketeers’ Scam For Monetizing The Public Streets Around Wrigley Field - Chicago Tribune

Illinois State Police Use Speed Enforcement Van To Deter Speeding Motorists In Construction Zones - Illinois News Network

More Than 1,000 Ticketed During ISP Distracted-Driving Blitz - Belleville News-Democrat

Letter: Are Court Shenanigans Behind The Drop In Chicago Texting Tickets - Chicago Sun-Times; Sneed Explains: Chicago Sun-Times; From 45,594 To 186 Tickets: Chicago Police Citations For Distracted Driving Plummet Over 3 Years - Chicago Tribune

Pyke: Can Roundabouts Save Lives? Yes, And So Can Rumble Strips, AAA Says - Chicago Daily Herald

The Mysterious Illinois To Michigan Private Toll Road Plan - Chicago Tribune

How Drones Help Suburban Police Investigate Crashes, Get Roads Open - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois Senate Passes Bill To Automatically Register Illinois Residents To Vote When They Sign Up For Or Renew A Driver’s License - Chicago Tribune

How The CTA Spent $200M To Fix A Single ‘L’ Station - Crain’s Chicago Business

CTA Holds Meeting To Peddle Its Latest Transit Boondoggle - The $600M Belmont Flyover Ramp That Will Save Only Seconds From Travel Times, While Decimating The Heart Of Lakeview - Chicago Streetsblog

Letter: Leave CPS Out Of Thompson Center Dispute - Chicago Sun-Times

Three Edgewater Projects Go Before Zoning Committee Tuesday - DNA Chicago

13-Story Apartment Project Proposed For W Loop To Have 264 Units, 97 Parking Spots - Curbed Chicago

Affordable Housing Groups Respond To Vandalism Of Ward Office - Curbed Chicago

Loop Office Rents Rise Again — Don’t Expect It To Last - Crain’s Chicago Business

Giant Network Of Tunnels Fills Chicago’s Underground, History Books - DNA Chicago

A Day-By-Day Guide To Chicago’s Farmers Markets - Redeye

State Says More U.S. Tourists Visiting Illinois, Staying Longer - Chicago Tribune

Bridge Scheduled To Close Wednesday On I-90 In Winnebago County - Chicago Sun-Times; I-90 Repairs Start Monday In Roscoe - Chicago Sun-Times

Warren Buffett Criticizes United And Its CEO Over O’Hare Dragging Incident - Chicago Daily Herald; Blame Rigid Corporate Culture For United’s Failings - The Hill

Gov. Scott Walker Pans Increase In Gas Taxes For Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cook County Minimum Wage Hike Is Counterproductive - Chicago Daily Herald

Ex Congressman Aaron Schock’s Attorneys File Motion To Have Charge In Mileage Fraud Case Dropped - Peoria Journal Star

Man Arrested After Spray-Painting Racial Slur On Greektown Sidewalk - Chicago Tribune

Jefferson Park Garage Burglaries Spur Police Warning - DNA Chicago

Man Killed While Trying To Stop Carjacker In Oak Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Cops: Riverside Man Slashed Ex-Wife’s Tires, Found With 74 Knives - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Of 4 People Killed Identified After CTA Bus, Car Collide On West Side - Chicago Tribune

Report: Deadly Des Plaines Crash Ruled Reckless Homicide - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Charged After South Chicago Hit-And-Run Crash - CBS 2 Chicago

Man Facing Charges In Connection With Fatal St. Charles Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Teens Charged After Expressway Chase, Crash Near Goose Island - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Charged In Shooting Of 2 CPD Officers - Chicago Sun-Times; Prosecutors: Gunman Fired 25 Shots Into Van, Wounding Two Cops - Chicago Tribune

Man Prosecutors Say Acted As Getaway Driver In Cook County Judge’s Slaying Is Formally Indicted - Chicago Tribune

Drunken Driver Was Going 72 MPH Before Fatal Grant Park Crash: Prosecutors - DNA Chicago

2 Dead In Shooting, Crash In Addison - Chicago Sun-Times

Gun, Pot Found During Evanston Traffic Stop - Evanston Now

Driver Charged After Slamming SUV Into IN Home, Trying To Flee ER - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Hits Man Walking In The Road Near O’Hare, Killing Him, Police Say - DNA Chicago

70-Year-Old Man Dies More Than A Week After Garfield Ridge Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Authorities Identify Man Killed In High-Speed Crash Near Palatine - Chicago Daily Herald

Driver Killed When Vehicle Crashes Into Tree Near Woodstock - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Injured When Car Crashes Into Bronzeville Take-Out Restaurant - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In Hermosa Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Crash Near Harvard - Chicago Sun-Times

Batavia Man Hit, Killed By Vehicle At His Home - Chicago Daily Herald

Driver Who Injured Woman Outside Garfield Park Conservatory Still Hasn’t Been Found - Chicago Streetsblog

SUV Crashes Into Near West Side Restaurant - Chicago Tribune

Semi Hauling Steel Crashes On I-80 Near Gary - Chicago Sun-Times

Semi Rollover Closes Southbound I-65 - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Who Sued CTA Over 2014 Blue Line Derailment Gets $6.5M - Chicago Sun-Times

Switching Issues Cause Major Weekend Delays On O’Hare Blue Line - Chicago Tribune

Metra Starts $7.3 Million Renovation At Station Near The 606 - Chicago Tribune

When Cops Break Traffic Laws – A Plague Of Professional Courtesy - Washington Post

New Technology Being Used To Fight Distracted Driving - National Motorists Association

Mayors’ Group Creates Infrastructure Task Force To Work With Trump - The Hill; US Cement Manufacturers To Congress: Don’t Delay On Infrastructure - The Hill; It’s Time To Bring Our Nation’s Infrastructure Into The 21st Century - The Hill

States Taking Lead On Road Fixes - Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Recycled Plastics Vying For Asphalt’s Job - The News Wheel

Temporary Layoffs Show A Summer Of Uncertainty Is Ahead For Automakers - Nightly Business Report

Inside VW?s Campaign Of Trickery - New York Times

Diesel Fuel Is Making A Comeback - The Car Connection

US Probes Complaints Of Brake Problems On Nissan Murano SUVs - ABC News

Google Sits At Epicenter Of Auto Industry’s Future - The Hill

Mobileye Chairman Says Zero Driverless Car Accidents Isn’t Realistic - Israel English News

These Two Technologies Will Convince You That Self-Driving Cars Aren’t Death Traps - iTech Post

Driverless Cars and the Disruptions They Will Bring - Governing

Why Elon Musk’s Tunnel, Flying Car Ideas Won’t Work To Solve Traffic Jams - SalonThe Verge

Offshore Drilling Opponents Gear Up For Gulf Fight - The Hill

Amid Gas-Tax Revenue Decline, New Fees On Fuel-Efficient Cars - PBS

Raising the Gas Tax Is No Longer Taboo In Many States - Governing

Slump At The Gas Pump Continues Ahead Of Summer Driving Season - Gas Buddy

How To Price Parking - Market Urbanism

Police In Ohio Town Showcase Parking Violations On Facebook - Dayton Daily News

As Uber Probes Sexual Harassment At Its Offices, It Overlooks Hundreds Of Thousands Female Drivers - The Intercept

Need A Ride In Farm Country Or In A Distant Exurb? How One Company Wants To Help - Christian Science Monitor

New Oklahoma Law Could Mean Heavy Fines, Jail Time for Pipeline Protesters - Governing

Family Sues Texas Officer, Department In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old Passenger In Car - Chicago Tribune

Congress’ Budget Bill Spends Billions on Useless Light Rail - Reason

Which Cities Need Transit - Frontier Group

Could Bikes Replace Cars - CNN

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Goes Before Federal Appeals Court - Chicago Sun-Times; Judges Raise Thorny Questions About Revised Trump Travel Ban - Chicago Tribune

TSA Lays Out New Framework To Beef Up Security - The Hill

‘Oh, The Humanity!’ 80th Anniversary Of The Hindenburg Disaster, Broadcast Marked - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    After Obama Demands For Closure Of Cornell Avenue, To Make Room For A Sledding Hill At His Half Billion Dollar Vanity Project, S. Side Golf Course Plans Call For Even More Jackson Park Roads To Be Removed, Underpasses Added, For Millions Of Additional Dollars In Taxpayer Expense – DNA Chicago; Closing Cornell Avenue A Terrible Idea – Chicago Now, Chicago Now
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    Not only will Chicago drivers have more roads taken away from them by the anti-car crowd, their gas taxes will pay for the cost of that theft.

  2. Jeff says:

    Tribune Buys Into Ricketts Racketeers’ Scam For Monetizing The Public Streets Around Wrigley Field – Chicago Tribune
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    How many times do the greedy Ricketts family members have to be told NO?

  3. Jeff says:

    More Than 1,000 Ticketed During ISP Distracted-Driving Blitz – Belleville News-Democrat
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    All these tickets issued without the need for privacy invading textalyzer technology urged by Chicago City Council:

    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/04/26/chicago-aldermen-consider-textalyzer-curb-distracted-driving

  4. Jeff says:

    How The CTA Spent $200M To Fix A Single ‘L’ Station – Crain’s Chicago Business

    CTA Holds Meeting To Peddle Its Latest Transit Boondoggle – The $600M Belmont Flyover Ramp That Will Save Only Seconds From Travel Times, While Decimating The Heart Of Lakeview – Chicago Streetsblog
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    CTA practically makes the case for federal budget cuts for transit

  5. Jeff says:

    Letter: Are Court Shenanigans Behind The Drop In Chicago Texting Tickets – Chicago Sun-Times; Sneed Explains: Chicago Sun-Times; From 45,594 To 186 Tickets: Chicago Police Citations For Distracted Driving Plummet Over 3 Years – Chicago Tribune
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    The solution – change state/city law back to the way it was before 2015 — to allow texting tickets without requiring officers to appear in court.

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