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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 10th, 2017.

Clark Street Bridge Closing Thursday, Friday For Repairs - Chicago Sun-Times

Discussion Begins In Springfield About Raising Illinois’ Gas Tax - Illinois News Network

CDOT Trying To Come Up With Plan For North And Damen Bottleneck - DNA Chicago; Drivers Will Certainly Get The Shaft As Usual As Parking Spaces Will Be Eliminated, Vehicle Turns Banned, While Bikers Will Be Allowed To Run The Red Light - Chicago Streetsblog; Frustrated Drivers Likely To Vote With Their Wheels, And Patronize Other Neighborhoods Where Car Hating Cranks Aren’t Running The Show

CDOT Considering Street Shutdown In North Center For A Park - DNA Chicago

Blair Holt Honored With Street Sign 10 Years After He Was Killed Protecting Classmate on CTA Bus - DNA Chicago

Illinois Senate Questions Comptroller Susan Mendoza About Her Hiring Disgraced Former Streets And Sanitation Employee - Chicago Sun-Times

High-Rises On Trib Printing Plant Site — It’s Possible Now - Crain’s Chicago Business; N. Branch Land Rush - Crain’s Chicago Business

New Wacker Dr. High Rise To Have Riverwalk - Curbed Chicago

Developer Says Check Out — And Clean Up — Largest Unbuilt Tract Downtown - DNA Chicago

A Look At Twelve Projects Under Construction In Chicago’s South Loop - Curbed Chicago

Housing Activists Take Over Ald. James Cappleman’s Uptown Ward Office - DNA Chicago; North Side Aldermen Pledge To Add Affordable Housing - Chicago Tribune

Six Corners’ Colorful History Featured In Walking Tour - DNA Chicago

Ever Wonder About The Tulips Lining The Mag Mile - Chicago Tribune

Will Drilling 900 Holes In Mount Greenwood Park Solve Its Drainage Problem - DNA Chicago

‘Floating Museum’ Art Installation Planned For The Chicago River - Curbed Chicago

Do Good This Week By Playing With Furry Friends At PAWS Chicago - Redeye; TV Star Ned of ‘Downward Dog’ Returns Triumphant to PAWS - DNA Chicago

A Video Of The Most Adorable Coyote Pups Ever - DNA Chicago

Chicago Based Boeing Halts Test Flights Of New Plane Over Engine Issue - Chicago Sun-Times

The Cost Of An Illinois Income Tax Increase - Illinois News Network

Man Shoots Carjacking Suspect On Southwest Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Beverly Garage Burglaries Lead To Warning From Police - DNA Chicago

Police Stop Kidnapping Of Man Into SUV In Prospect Heights; Search Underway For Suspects - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Arrested In 2016 Shooting On I-290 Near Elmhurst - Chicago Daily Herald

Video Shows Fatal Shooting At Suburban Elmwood Park Gas Station - Chicago Tribune

Video Shows Out-Of-Control Vehicle Nearly Hitting Kendall County Deputy - Chicago Tribune

Man Killed In Wadsworth Hit-And-Run Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Bartlett Police Cite Driver In Fatal Head-On Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Car Thief Steals $43,000 Infiniti From Goose Island Dealership - DNA Chicago

Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Suspect Vehicle Owner Who Damaged Park Forest Church - eNews Park Forest

Man Killed, Woman Injured In Des Plaines Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Estate Of Man Killed In Belmont Heights Crash Sues Driver - Chicago Sun-Times

Semi Hauling Steel Rolls Over On Bishop Ford On Far South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

This Woman Is Robbing Riders on the Green and Pink Lines, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Smoke At Underground Tracks Near Grand Avenue Halts Red Line Trains - DNA Chicago

Woman Whose Feet Were Run Over By CTA Bus Gets $6 Million Settlement - Chicago Tribune

CTA Will Pay $54 Million To Overhaul 200 Buses, Continue To Promote No. 11 Lincoln Avenue Bus Pilot - Chicago Tribune

Railroad Says It Has Taken Steps To Thwart Chicago Gun Thieves - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago And New York Continue Momentum In Developing Riverfront Trails - Metropolitan Planning Council

It’s Time For Congress To Act On Transportation - The Hill; The President Says He Wants To Invest In Infrastructure, How Will He Propose Paying For It - The Hill

Senate Rejects Repeal Of Obama Drilling Rule - The Hill

Trump To Consider New Testing For Offshore Atlantic Oil And Gas - The Hill

Pipelines Can Provide A Path To Good-Paying Jobs - The Hill

How the Humble Gas Tax Became an American Bogeyman - Wired

State Of Iowa Successfully Argued In Court That The Insurance Industry Had No Business Sending An Expert Witness To Speed Camera Litigation - The Newspaper

Florida Bans Local Uber/Lyft Laws - Governing

Some Uber Customers Will Pay More So Drivers Can Buy Injury Insurance - Buzz Feed

Uber’s New Feature Gives You A Shortcut To Your Favorite Places - Mashable

VW Chairman Defends Decision Not To Publish Probe Results - Washington Post

Tesla Asks For Permission To Gather Video Clips From Cars In Autopilot Update - The Car Connection

The Future of Autonomous Vehicles Relies On Middle America - Fast Company

A Single Autonomous Car Could Greatly Reduce Man-Made Traffic - Engadget

Driverless Cars And The Disruptions They Will Bring - Gov Tech

The Intelligent Intersection Could Banish Traffic Lights Forever - Ars Technica

Texas Boy Invents Device to Prevent Hot Car Deaths - NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth

Are You A Good Role Model For Your Teen Driver — Probably Not - Huffington Post

Giving Up the Wheel for a Passenger Seat As You Get Older - National Motorists Association Blog

Why You Can’t Buy A Car Online — For Now - Chicago Tribune; Pros And Cons Of The Franchise Dealer Model - Chicago Tribune

It’s Time For All Airlines To Stop Overselling Flights - Chicago Tribune

Violence Erupts On Southwest Airlines Flight - The Hill

The Case Against Privatizing The Nation’s Air Traffic Control System - The Hill

America’s Outdated Aviation System Deserves Better Than Radar Blips - The Hill

L.A. Airport Introduces Private Terminal To Avoid Crowds (And Paparazzi), With $7,500 Annual Membership - Chicago Tribune

US To Ban Laptops On All Inbound Flights From Europe: Report - The Hill

Queen Elizabeth Driving Her Green Jaguar Is The Internet’s Favorite; Fun Fact: She’s The Only UK Resident Allowed To Drive Without A License - Yahoo Style

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

  1. Jeff says:

    CDOT Trying To Come Up With Plan For North And Damen Bottleneck – DNA Chicago; Drivers Will Certainly Get The Shaft As Usual As Parking Spaces Will Be Eliminated, Vehicle Turns Banned, While Bikers Will Be Allowed To Run The Red Light – Chicago Streetsblog; Frustrated Drivers Likely To Vote With Their Wheels, And Patronize Other Neighborhoods Where Car Hating Cranks Aren’t Running The Show
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    Until bikers start obeying traffic laws, Milwaukee Ave will continue to be a traffic nightmare

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