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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, May 15th, 2017.

News In The News: Will Tribune Owner Buy Sun-Times - Chicago Sun-Times; Will Chicago Reader Staff Go On Strike - Chicago Tribune

Emanuel Planning Unprecedented Tax Robbery To Bail Out CPS - Chicago Sun-Times

Distracted Driving’s Special Peril: A Chicago That Looks The Other Way - Chicago Tribune

Distracted Driving Causing Insurance Rates To Skyrocket - CBS 2 Pittsburgh

Despite Crackdowns People Still Taking Selfies Behind The Wheel - CBS 3 West Michigan

American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons Launches Campaign Against Distracted Walking - American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons

What Stinks — The CTA - Chicago Tribune

Taxpayer Supported Crank Lobbyist At Active Transportation Alliance Want To Make CTA Fare Evasion Legal, Leaving Taxpayers Holding The Bag - Active Transportation Alliance

Obama Need A Plan To Satisfy S. Side Commuter Over Cornell Avenue - Chicago Tribune; While Obama Claims That Cornell Avenue Violates The Principle Of Olmstead Parks For Public Space, A Hideous Collection Of Unnecesary Man-Made Structures Is Even More Of A Desecration – In Olmstead-Designed Parks “Man-Made Structures Were . . . Out Of Key. When Bridges Or Buildings Were Absolutely Necessary, They [Were] Built From Local Stone, Heavily Camouflaged With Shrubbery And Vines.”

Letter: Move Forward On Bold North Branch Redevelopment - Chicago Sun-Times

Lake County Officials Look For Route 120 Congestion Relief As Route 53 Proposal Stalls - Chicago Tribune

Oak Brook Residents Wonder How Tri-State Widening Will Affect Them - Chicago Daily Herald

Wheeling Should Rethink Street Honor For Crooked Mayor - Chicago Daily Herald

Madison-Wabash Intersection To Close Overnight Monday And Tuesday - Chicago Sun-Times

Kennedy, Dan Ryan Lane Closures Start Monday Night For Drainage Work - Chicago Sun-Times

Belmont Avenue Lane Closures Start Monday For Intersection Improvement - Chicago Sun-Times

North Suburban Lane Closures Scheduled Starting Monday - Chicago Sun-Times

Lane Closures Scheduled On Reagan Memorial Tollway In Downers Grove - Chicago Sun-Times

Streetsblog Cheers Accidents Waiting To Happen With Wrong Way Edgewater Bike Lane - Chicago Streetsblog

Learn How To Extend The Life Of Your Old Car At A Norwood Crossing Seminar - DNA Chicago

In South Loop, Plans For City Within The City Begin Taking Shape - Chicago Tribune

After Neighbors Oppose 10-Story Building in Lincoln Park Over Traffic Concerns, Developer Backs Off Proposal - DNA Chicago

Bird Watcher Bonanza At Magic Hedge At Montrose Beach - DNA Chicago

A Look At The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair In Color - Curbed Chicago

Airfares At Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Steadily Falling - Crain’s Chicago Business

Aviation Cop Who Dragged Dao Off United Flight Had Just Been Suspended - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – Mother’s Day Weekend Shootings Kill 6 People, Wound 17, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Woman Wounded In Kennedy Expressway Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Austin Shooting Kills 2 Men; Fleeing Attackers Hit Disabled Man With Car - DNA Chicago

No Bond For Man Charged With West Englewood Fatal Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Englewood Drive-by Shooting Kills Man, 18, Playing Basketball Outside - DNA Chicago

Man Wounded In Humboldt Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Teen Rammed To Death BY SUV Driver Identified As Chicago Police Officer’s Daughter - NBC 5 Chicago; Murder Charges Filed - Chicago Tribune

Man Wounded In Attempted Carjacking Near Fulton Market — North And West Sides Side See Rash Of Carjackings - WGN 9 ChicagoDNA Chicago; Chicago Bear Kevin White’s Maserati Found After Being Carjacked - DNA Chicago

2 Charged After Man Shoots Carjacking Suspect On SW Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Tells Harrowing Tale Of Fake Uber Ride Turned Robbery - NBC 5 Chicago

Two Chicago Police Officers Injured In A Crash In Chatham - WGN 9 Chicago

Pens Worth $40,000 Stolen From Car Parked At Museum Campus - DNA Chicago

Three Garage Burglaries Reported On Northwest Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Fire Destroys Garage In Evanston - Evanston Now

Evanston Pedestrian Arrested Over Dog Attack On Driver - Patch Evanston

Suspect In Buffalo Grove Domestic Incident, Police Chase Dies In Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Taxi Driver Found Passed Out Drunk In Cab; DUI Charges - Chicago Tribune

Elgin Police Investigating DUI Stop Of Off-Duty Cop Driving Department Truck - Chicago Daily Herald

LaPorte Traffic Stop Results in Arrest of Violent Fugitive - The Northwest Indiana Gazette

Police: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed In Elgin Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Killed In DeKalb Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In Edens Expressway Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

72-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed In Elgin Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman, 25, Dies In Northwest Indiana Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: State Trooper Injured In Dan Ryan Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Semi Driver Injured In Roll-Over Crash Near Wadsworth - Chicago Sun-Times

Missing 39-Year-Old Man Last Seen At Red Line Station In Chinatown - Chicago Sun-Times

Man In Springfield Apparently Taking Selfie Hit By Train: Police - Chicago Sun-Times

Lakefront Trail From Diversey To North To Close For Construction May 22 - DNA ChicagoActive Transportation Alliance

Chicago’s Favorite Bike Routes - Chainlink

Letter: How Is Chicago’s Safe Passage Program Holding Up - Chicago Tribune

Should States Charge Low-Income Residents Less For Traffic Tickets - The Atlantic

Trump To Unveil Infrastucture Plan - The Hill; Five Things We Know About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan - The Hill; Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: Will It Ever Break Ground - Curbed; Why The Road To Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Investment Is Marked With Potholes - CNBC; Trump’s Transportation Chief To Testify On Capitol Hill Next Week - The Hill; Opinion – Bad Ideas Of Infrastructure - The Hill

Former Pentagon Chief: Arctic Drilling Order Could Threaten Security - The Hill

Lawmakers Push Back Against Trump Offshore Drilling Review - The Hill

Judge Orders Uber Not To Use Technology Taken From Waymo - Chicago Sun-Times

Lyft And Waymo Reach Deal To Collaborate On Self-Driving Cars - The New York Times

The Future Of Driverless Cars Rests On The Government Taking Initiative - The Hill

How To Fund Road Upgrades For Self-Driving Cars - Auto News

Uber’s Driverless Cars Are Clouded by Possible Federal Probe - Fox News

Will Driverless World Ban Left Turns - National Motorists Association Blog

Even In Self-Drive Era, People Will Still Want To Drive - National Motorists Association Newsletter

Electric Hogs Are Coming, And Could Be The Antidote To Autonomous Driving - Tree Hugger

Watch An Autonomous Car Prevent A Traffic Jam From Forming - Futurism

‘Intelligent’ Transportation: The Road To The Next Generation Of Mobility - The Hill

VW Runs Afoul Of The United Auto Workers Union In Tennessee - Auto Blog

GM Extends Warranty In Headlight Failure Probe - Detroit News

Fiat Chrysler Unapologetic About Massive Horsepower - USA TODAY

Global Tailpipe Tests Vastly Underestimate Diesel Pollution - ABC News

Woman Attempts To Drive GOP Congressman Off Road Over Health Care Vote: Police - Chicago Tribune

Sister Upset ‘Sandra Bland Act’ Meant To Curb Traffic Stop Abuses Weakened In Texas - ABC News

NY Mother Dies Saving Daughter’s Life In Car Crash On Mother’s Day - New York Post

You Can Double The Cost Of These Cars By Piling On The Options - Auto Blog

12 Lies A Car Salesman Will Tell You To Close The Deal - The Cheat Sheet

12 Classic Cars That Are Criminally Overlooked Gems - Popular Mechanics

Speeding Amtrak Engineer Charged In 2015 Philadelphia Crash That Killed 8 - Chicago Tribune

9th Circuit Panel To Weigh Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Monday At Seattle Hearing - The Seattle Times

US, Europe To Engage In ?High-Level? Talks Over Laptop Ban - The Hill

Why Does Air Travel Seem So Miserable - The Hill

Can Airlines Pull Out Of Their Public Opinion Nosedive - AdAge

Chao: I Am Very Concerned About The Rights Of The Passenger - Fox News

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Distracted Driving’s Special Peril: A Chicago That Looks The Other Way – Chicago Tribune

    Distracted Driving Causing Insurance Rates To Skyrocket – CBS 2 Pittsburgh

    Despite Crackdowns People Still Taking Selfies Behind The Wheel – CBS 3 West Michigan

    American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons Launches Campaign Against Distracted Walking – American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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    Distracted driving, biking and walking are all part of the problem

  2. Jeff says:

    Obama Need A Plan To Satisfy S. Side Commuter Over Cornell Avenue – Chicago Tribune; While Obama Claims That Cornell Avenue Violates The Principle Of Olmstead Parks For Public Space, A Hideous Collection Of Unnecesary Man-Made Structures Is Even More Of A Desecration – In Olmstead-Designed Parks “Man-Made Structures Were . . . Out Of Key. When Bridges Or Buildings Were Absolutely Necessary, They [Were] Built From Local Stone, Heavily Camouflaged With Shrubbery And Vines.”
    ————-

    So an Obama Museum sledding hill that would get used 5 days a year is worth tearing out a heavily used commugter route for S Siders – get real!

  3. Jeff says:

    Obama Need A Plan To Satisfy S. Side Commuter Over Cornell Avenue – Chicago Tribune; While Obama Claims That Cornell Avenue Violates The Principle Of Olmstead Parks For Public Space, A Hideous Collection Of Unnecesary Man-Made Structures Is Even More Of A Desecration – In Olmstead-Designed Parks “Man-Made Structures Were . . . Out Of Key. When Bridges Or Buildings Were Absolutely Necessary, They [Were] Built From Local Stone, Heavily Camouflaged With Shrubbery And Vines.”
    ————-

    So an Obama Museum sledding hill that would get used 5 days a year is worth tearing out a heavily used commuter route for S Siders – get real!

  4. Jeff says:

    Streetsblog Cheers Accidents Waiting To Happen With Wrong Way Edgewater Bike Lane – Chicago Streetsblog
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    Low information amateur traffic engineers at Streetsblog need to read Federal Highway Safety statements on contra-flow bike lanes:

    ‘Contra-Flow Bike Lanes On A One-Way Street Are Not Usually Recommended. They May Encourage Cyclists To Ride Against Traffic, Which Is Contrary To The Rules Of The Road And A Leading Cause Of Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes.’

    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/pedbike/05085/chapt15.cfm

  5. Jeff says:

    Taxpayer Supported Crank Lobbyist At Active Transportation Alliance Want To Make CTA Fare Evasion Legal, Leaving Taxpayers Holding The Bag – Active Transportation Alliance
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    NO wonder that the ATA, which exits on taxpayer dollars, has no problem dumping even more of CTA’s problems on the taxpaying public

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