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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, May 18th, 2017.

AAA: Number Of Motorists On Roads For Memorial Day Weekend To Be Highest Since 2005 - AAA

Lincoln Towing’s License On The Line In ICC Hearing - Chicago Tribune

Obama Now Demanding That Taxpayers Pay For The New Parking Garage, At The Billion Dollar Monument To His Non-Accomplishments - DNA Chicago; And Wouldn’t That Taxpayer Subsidized Garage Destroy A Protected Wetland?

Summer Construction In The City: What To Expect On Chicago Streets - WGN 9 Chicago

Real-Time Traffic, Alerts To Go Live On I-90 This Summer - Chicago Daily Herald

Downsides Of Chicago Driving - Chicago Now

Chicago’s Incredible Grid System - Curbed Chicago

Letters: Whatever Happened To Signaling Your Turns - Chicago Tribune; Stop Texting And Talking Behind The Wheel - Chicago Daily Herald

New Bike Lanes Slated For Polk Street In Medical District, City Says - DNA Chicago

Streetsblog Cheers Yet Another Mindless, Traffic Clogging Road Diet — Yet Another Bike Lane For Chicago’s Most Pampered, Catered To Minority: The 1% Who Bike To Work - Chicago Streetsblog

Lincoln Park Mega Project Will Reduce Parking Spaces In Garage - Curbed Chicago

Mixed-Use Plan On NW Side Raises Parking Concerns - Nadig Newspapers

Two Far NW Side Aldermen Square Off Over Affordable Housing In Jeff Park - DNA ChicagoNadig Newspapers

OPINION — To Save Or Sell The Thompson Center — 3 Things To Consider Before Taking A Side - Crain’s Chicago Business

Giant Tree Falls In Pulaski Park, Smashes Cars And Takes Down Light Pole - DNA Chicago

6 New Beer Fests Coming To Chicago This Summer Will Bring Street Closures - Chicago Tribune

$108 Million Chicago Riverwalk Set For Official Season Kickoff - Chicago Sun-Times; The Architect Behind The Chicago Riverwalk - Active Transportation Alliance

Will Ald. Reilly’s Mean Words About ‘Crappy-Looking’ San Antonio Riverwalk Cost J.B. Pritzker $100 Million Contract - Chicago Tribune

Balmy Temps And Frigid Lake Michigan A Lethal Mix - Chicago Sun-Times

Massive Overhaul Of N. Branch Riverfront Land OK’d Over Criticism On Parks, Traffic - DNA Chicago

Once The City’s Trash Bin, Chicago River Now The Backdrop For Two Transformative Projects - Chicago Tribune

The Summer Guide For Chicago Dog Owners - Chicago Reader

River Park Dam Removal, Riverbank Restoration Gets Green Light - DNA Chicago

North Side Lakefront Trail Detour Starts Monday - Active Transportation Alliance

Bike Club Honors Mount Prospect Cyclist Killed In Crosswalk - Chicago Daily Herald

Inaugural Cars & Cops Show To Raise Money For Bulletproof Vests - Chicago Tribune

Dust Off Classic Cars For Shows This Weekend - Chicago Tribune

Off-Duty Trooper Saves Driver, 78, From Heart Attack In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Arlington Heights Library’s Garage Project Starts In July - Chicago Daily Herald

Schaumburg Considering 3-Cents-Per-Gallon Gas Tax - Chicago Daily Herald

Evanston Has Permeable Pavement Problems - Evanston Now

Garage Fire Spreads To Neighboring Home In South Elgin - Chicago Sun-Times

Editorial: How Preckwinkle Lost Suburbs On Minimum Wage - Chicago Daily Herald

Industry Groups Launch Last-Ditch Plan To Kill County Beverage Tax - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – Chicago’s New ‘Use Of No-Force’ Guidelines Include Free Passes For Dangerous Fleeing Suspects, Time-Outs And Coddling Instead Of Tough, Effective Policing - Second City Cop

Woman Drives Car Into Multiple People, Killing One In Austin - DNA Chicago

Driver Who Killed Firefighter In Hit-And-Run Crash Gets 10 Years - Chicago Sun-Times

1 Dead, 4 Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash Near Willowbrook - Chicago Sun-Times

Cabbie Reportedly Found Girl Inside Car Stolen In Old Town - DNA Chicago

Parishioner, 68, Carjacked After Leaving Church - DNA Chicago

Man Tries To Carjack BMW On Near West Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Seek Cars Involved In South Loop Hijacking That Injured Victim - DNA Chicago

Chicago Man Charged With DUI After Car Hits Tree In Evanston - Evanston Now

Semi Carrying 40,000 Pounds Of Honey Rolls Over On I-65 - Chicago Sun-Times

CTA Commuters and Chicago’s Homeless: Growing Concerns - Chicago Defender

Shooting Near CTA Station On South Side: ‘Longest 30 Seconds Of Shooting I’ve Ever Seen’ - Chicago Tribune

Signal Problems Disrupt Pink Line Service - Chicago Sun-Times

How To Date While Riding Public Transportation - Chicago Now

Naperville Train Shooting A ‘Highly Unusual’ Incident: Amtrak Official - Chicago Tribune; Wounded Amtrak Conductor Remains In Critical Condition At Naperville Hospital - Chicago Daily Herald

Body Of Missing Teen Who Jumped From Railroad Bridge Recovered In Des Plaines River, Sheriff’s Office Says - Chicago Tribune

Cyclist Injured By Falling Tree Limb On Lakefront Path In Lincoln Park - CBS 2 Chicago

Time Is Now To Address Infrastructure Needs - The Hill

Trump Admin Delays Greenhouse Gas Measurement Rule For Highways - The Hill

DOT Secretary Chao To Senate: Trump Infrastructure ‘Principles’ Coming Soon - CNN

Tesla Workers Are Passing Out On The Factory Floor, According To Reports - Nightly Business Report

U.S. Prepares To Sue Fiat Chrysler Over Excess Diesel Emissions - Auto News

GM Wants To Boost Eroding US Market Share - Business Insider

Prosecutors Are Investigating Volkswagen CEO Over Diesel Scandal - CNNMoney

Toyota, 3 Other Automakers Settle Suit Over Takata Air Bags For $553 Million - Chicago Tribune

Should Seat Belts On School Buses Be Required - PBS News Hour

What A Traffic Stop Could Look Like In The Year 2030 - Police One

The Present And Future Of Connected Car Data - Information Age

America’s Cars Are Suddenly Getting Faster And More Efficient - Bloomberg

Electric Vehicles Will Kill Global Oil Industry By 2030, Says Stanford Economist - The American Energy News

Are A Third Of Car Owners Really Ready To Give Up Their Rides - ReadWrite

In A Driverless Future, Uber And Lyft Will Sit In The Passenger Seat - Fast Company

Combatting Driver Inattention Challenges Of Level 1-3 Autonomy - Ajot

How Uber And Waymo Ended Up Rivals In The Race For Driverless Cars - The New York Times

Autonomous Vehicles Will Shrink Automakers’ Collision Parts Revenue By Nearly 50 Percent By 2030, KPMG Projects - Body Shop Business

Jury Acquits White Tulsa Officer In Shooting Death Of Black Motorist - NBC News

Hearing Set In OH Officer’s Retrial In Traffic Stop Killing - Chicago Tribune

Las Vegas Police Say Officer Used Stun Gun 7 Times, Martial Arts Chokehold On Unarmed Carjacking Suspect Man Who Died - Chicago Tribune

Multiple People Hit By Speeding Vehicle In Pedestrianized Times Square, One Killed - Chicago Sun-Times

NYC Congestion Plan Won’t Improve Gridlock, Official Says - AM New York

How To Upgrade Your Vehicle To Help Your Business - Chicago Now

One Family Named Speed, One Passion, Eight Mustangs - Auto Blog

Why Are Riders Ditching Public Transit - U.S. News & World Report

Amtrak Engineer Surrenders On Charges In Fatal Philadelphia Crash That Killed 8 - Chicago Tribune

Airline Industry Braces For Record-High Summer Travel - The Hill

Bored Eurotrash Loser Uses Puppy As Car Shammy For His Douchemobile - Daily Mail

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Lincoln Towing’s License On The Line In ICC Hearing – Chicago Tribune

    Plenty of reasons to yank their license:


  2. Jeff says:

    Obama Now Demanding That Taxpayers Pay For The New Parking Garage, At The Billion Dollar Monument To His Non-Accomplishments – DNA Chicago; And Wouldn’t That Taxpayer Subsidized Garage Destroy A Protected Wetland?

    What a surprise that Obama is leaving the taxpayers holding bag for this one

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