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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, May 11th, 2017.

DUI Patrols Hit Near West Side, Wicker Park This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Groups Debate Gasoline Tax Hike On Illinois Drivers - Illinois Policy Institute

University Of Illinois Lobbyist In Middle Of IDOT Hiring Scandal - Champaign News-Gazette

Uhaul Prices Reveal High Demand To Get Out Of Illinois - Illinois News Network

Edgewater Neighbors, Both Bikers And Drivers, Worry That Wrong Way Bike Lane Will Causes Driver Versus Bikers Collisions - CBS 2 Chicago

Biker Demands Safer Streets, But Puts Zero Blame On Bad Biker Behavior - Active Transportation Alliance

Taxpayer Subsidized Active Transportation Alliance Using Your Tax Dollars To Lobby For Getting Rid Of Parking - Active Transportation Alliance

In Another CDOT Fail, Devon Streetscape Project Has Moved The Parking Lane To Create A Hazard For Drivers Turning Onto Devon, And Narrowed The Traffic Lanes To Increase The Risk Of Vehicle Collisions - Chicago Streetsblog

Pedestrians Mustn’t Rely On Rights When It Comes To Sharing Roads - Chicago Tribune

Who Will Occupy Retail Spot In CTA’s Gold-Plated $200M Wilson Avenue Station Project - DNA Chicago

Obama Puts Up A Pie In The Sky Projections Of Economic Benefits, Resulting From His Half Billion Dollar Monument To Self-Congratulation In Jackson Park - Chicago Sun-Times; But No One Is Forgetting The Road Closure Of Busy Cornell Avenue That Obama Is Demanding To Make Room For His Sledding Hill; U Of C To Build Hotel Next Door - DNA Chicago

Emanuel Rejects IG Plan To Boost Ambulance-Fee Collections - Chicago Sun-Times

Proposed Sauganash Apartments Lack Enough Room For Parking, Neighbors Say - DNA Chicago

Developer Scales Humboldt Park Project, With Fewer Units And Fewer Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

Developers To Bring Nearly 1,000 New Units To Chicago’s Former Ickes Homes - Curbed Chicago

Meeting Discusses How Transit Oriented Development Is The New Bum’s Rush For Lower Income Residents - Chicago Streetsblog

More People Are Renting, But De-Conversion & Richer Tenants Are Fueling A Terrible Affordability Gap - Chicagoist

For Thousands Of Chicagoans Living On Lower Wacker, Under Expressways, For Better Or Worse, Home Is Still Where They Make It - Chicago Reader

Auto Parts Maker Flex-N-Gate Bringing 300 Jobs To Chicago’s South Side - Crain’s Chicago Business

Grocery Delivery Service Peapod Moving Headquarters From Skokie To Chicago, Exec Says - Chicago Tribune

Watch A Parade Roll Through Jefferson Park In 1976 - DNA Chicago

Food Truck Fests This Weekend In Lincoln Park, Pilsen - Redeye

Standing Room Only As Chicago Mariners Learn Perils Of Illegal Operation - Loop North News

Midway Food Court Changes - Chicago Tribune

Downside To Density In Oak Park - Chicago Tribune

Lake County Sheriff?s Deputy Charged With Perjury During DUI Hearing - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm Threatens To Revive Employer Head Tax To Bail Out CPS - WLS AM 890 Chicago

Judge Denies Officer’s Bid To Skip Court Hearings In Dash Cam Video Shooting Case - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With DUI In Fatal Naperville Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Body Found In Car Believed To Be Missing Schaumburg Woman - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Warn Of String Of Car Thefts In Irving Park, Avondale Area - DNA Chicago

2 More Carjackings Attempted In West Loop, Little Italy After Collisions - DNA Chicago

Man Dies 3 Days After Being Struck By Car In South Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

11-Year-Old Boy Riding Bicycle Struck By Vehicle In Riverside - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Escapes Injuries As Truck Grazes House Near Addison - Chicago Daily Herald

These Are The Rules Of The Bus Etiquette Manual! Violators Will Be Prosecuted - Chicago Now

Ohio Lawmaker Challenges Expanded Speed Camera Use - The Newspaper

Conservatives Lay Out Wish List For Trump Infrastructure Plan - The Hill; Faltering Infrastructure Hurts Trucking And All Of America - The Hill; Trump Says He ‘May Align’ Tax Reform And Infrastructure - The Hill; Saudi Arabia Plans To Invest $40B In US Infrastructure: Report - The Hill

Collapsed Interstate Bridge In Atlanta To Re-Open Next Week - ABC 9 Chattanooga

As Gas Tax Revenues Decline, Fees On Fuel-Efficient Cars Pop Up - Governing

Even Shared Autonomous Vehicles Could Spell Traffic Disaster - City Lab

Two Of The Biggest Questions Hanging Over Uber’s Legal Fight With Google Are ‘Likely’ Be Decided This Week - Business Insider

Study: $5K Is Self-Driving Car Sweet Spot - PC Mag

The Toughest Challenge For Self-Driving Cars? Human Drivers - Townhall

Apple Isn’t Working On A Car — It’s Working On Something Much Bigger - Business Insider

Parked BMWs Bursting Into Flames Leave Owners With Questions - ABC News

Volkswagen CEO Faces Scrutiny Over Possible Market Manipulation - CNNMoney

Judge Approves Emissions-Cheating Settlement For 3-Liter VWs - The Hill

A Nightmare Scenario Is Beginning For Ford And General Motors - Business Insider

John Deere And General Motors Want To Eviscerate The Notion Of Ownership - Wired

Lyft Sharpens Attack Strategy To Battle Uber In Coveted South Florida Market - Miami Herald

9 Tips On How To Be A Better Driver As A Teenager - TG Daily

Why Your Auto Insurance Claim Was Denied And How You Can Fight It - Insurance Quotes

The Cost Of Life-Saving Tech: Totaled Cars - Auto News

CarFit Events Help Senior Drivers Find The Best Fit - Chicago Tribune

Phoenix Serial Street Shooter Suspect Seemed To Live In Isolation - Chicago Tribune

Police In Pennsylvania Say A Woman Who Decided To Walk Rather Than Drive After A Night Drinking Ended Up At The Wrong House And In The Wrong Bed - CBS 2 Pittsburgh

Nearly Nude Driver Crashes Car Into Ohio Convenience Store To Get Beer - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Analyzing Bike Collisions Doesn?t Tell the Whole Story - Next City

How Can Suburbs Be Made Walkable - Politico

Cheap Fares Are Really How Americans Judge Airlines - Bloomberg; New J.D. Power Survey Says Airlines Passenger Satisfaction Is At All-Time High - Skift

White House Gives Senators Classified Briefing On Flight Electronics Ban - The Hill

Canada: Elderly Man Wins Court Case After Receiving Three Tickets For Smoking In His Porsche - The Truth About Cars

China Planning Gigantic Infrastructure In Asia - Nightly Business Report

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Edgewater Neighbors, Both Bikers And Drivers, Worry That Wrong Way Bike Lane Will Causes Driver Versus Bikers Collisions – CBS 2 Chicago

    Biker Demands Safer Streets, But Puts Zero Blame On Bad Biker Behavior – Active Transportation Alliance
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    Bad enough when a biker comes the wrong way down the street and nearly ends up being a hood ornament. Why normalize that bad behavior?

  2. Jeff says:

    Taxpayer Subsidized Active Transportation Alliance Using Your Tax Dollars To Lobby For Getting Rid Of Parking – Active Transportation Alliance

    In Another CDOT Fail, Devon Streetscape Project Has Moved The Parking Lane To Create A Hazard For Drivers Turning Onto Devon, And Narrowed The Traffic Lanes To Increase The Risk Of Vehicle Collisions – Chicago Streetsblog
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    Intersection by intersection, street by street, CDOT’s bonehead projects create traffic gridlock and raise the risk of traffic accidents.

  3. Jeff says:

    Obama Puts Up A Pie In The Sky Projections Of Economic Benefits, Resulting From His Half Billion Dollar Monument To Self-Congratulation In Jackson Park – Chicago Sun-Times; But No One Is Forgetting The Road Closure Of Busy Cornell Avenue That Obama Is Demanding To Make Room For His Sledding Hill; U Of C To Build Hotel Next Door – DNA Chicago
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    These are the kinds of fake projections that end up with cities going broke after hosting the olympics

  4. Jeff says:

    Pedestrians Mustn’t Rely On Rights When It Comes To Sharing Roads – Chicago Tribune
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    distracted pedestrians on their phones are a menace:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/08/pedestrian-fatalities-surge-10-percent/81483294/

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