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

BREAKINGNEWSCompiled by Otto Mobile.

Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, June 28th 2017.

Allstate: Chicago Drivers Worse Than Average - DNA ChicagoMaybe Allstate’s Auto Losses In Illinois Are The Real Story

Taxpayer Supported Freeloaders At Active Transportation Alliance Using Your Tax Dollars, To Push For Downgrading Lakeshore Drive’s Ability To Move The 161,000 Plus Cars That Use It Every Day - Active Transportation AlliancePublic Meeting At DePaul July 12th

CDOT Strikes Again — Taste Of Chicago Street Closures Begin With No Signs Posted - DNA Chicago

New West Loop Morning Parking Ban Detailed At Meeting Wednesday Night - DNA Chicago

Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists: Carol Stream, Naperville Among Illinois Top Ten For DUI Arrests - WGN 9 Chicago

Illinois Tollway Fees A Good Example Of How Illinois Politicians Interpret ‘Temporary’ - Illinois Policy Institute

Ohio Street Underpass To Close — Without City Council Order - Chicago Sun-Times

North Bridge Mall Owner Floats Plans For Expansion Including Michigan Avenue Pedestrian Bridges - Crain’s Chicago Business

Enterprise Says CarShare Is Done In Chicago - DNA Chicago

Bikers Just Now Discovering That Summer Is Road Construction Season - Chainlink

Corruption Watch: CPS Considers Transit Card Management Contract That Has Been Subject Of Investigation - Chicago Tribune

West Ridge Library Plan Would Included 44 Apartments, And An Increase Of Parking Spots To 40 - DNA Chicago

Chicago’s Wealth Divide - Crain’s Chicago Business

Rejected By Chicago, George Lucas Museum Gets Approved By Los Angeles Council - Curbed Chicago; Hideous Design Looks Like Giant Fidget Spinner

Residents Turned Away From Community Meeting On Obama Center, Jackson Park - Chicago Tribune; S Side Golf Course Plans Would Eliminate Dog Park - DNA Chicago; Will Tiger Woods Golf Course Displace A Four-Acre Nature Sanctuary Along Chicago’s Lakefront - Chicago Tribune

New Art By Trump Tower Has Less Than Subtle Message For President - DNA Chicago

Developer Aims To Replace Wiped-Out Pilsen Mural, As Community Insists ‘It’s About More’ - Chicagoist

Fourth Of July 2017 Fireworks And Events In Chicago - Chicago Reader

Suburban Fests Include Fireworks And Food Trucks - Chicago Daily Herald

Evanston 4th Of July Parade

Argyle Night Market Returns Next Week - DNA Chicago

On July 4 In Hyde Park, Everyone Marches In The 4th On 53rd Parade - DNA Chicago

Wheaton Planning Redesign Of Downtown Plaza With New Amenities - Chicago Daily Herald

Public Meeting Set For July 12 On Cedar Lake Road Realignment In Round Lake - Chicago Daily Herald

Work Set To Start On Controversial Speedway Gas Station In Lake Barrington - Chicago Daily Herald

EDITORIAL — Protect The Great Lakes From Invasive Carp And Spending Cuts - Chicago Sun-Times

O’Hare Airport Cargo Deals Revamped - Crain’s Chicago Business

Emanuel Averts Showdown On Airport Living Wage - Chicago Sun-Times

Why Won’t The City Council Leave Chicago’s Businesses Alone - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Cook County Minimum Wage Confusion Should Be Avoided - Chicago Daily Herald

The Pitfalls, Logical Inconsistencies Of The Cook County Soda Tax Grab - Chicago Daily HeraldChicago Daily Herald

Illinois Lawmakers To Trump: Crack Down On Middle East Airlines - Crain’s Chicago Business

Is Illinois On The Brink Of A Financial Armageddon - Governing

Plan Advances To Let People Comment At City Council Meetings, After Citizens Barred From Speaking Against Controversial Uptown TIF Luxury Hi-Rise Project - Chicago Tribune

Indicted Former Police Officer Testifies In Dash Cam Shooting Case - Chicago Sun-Times; The Cover Up Allegations - Chicago Tribune

Charges Dismissed Against Texas Trooper In Traffic Stop Case Involving Naperville Driver, Sandra Bland, Who Died In Jail - Chicago Sun-Times

‘Bump-And-Run’ Car Thefts Persist In Old Town, Lincoln Park - DNA Chicago

South Side Car Thefts Prompt Community Alert - DNA Chicago

2 Garage Burglaries Reported In Kenwood - Chicago Sun-Times

8 Years Prison For Repeat St. Charles Car Burglar - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Charged With DUI After Striking Lake Villa Squad Car, House - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Woman Led Trooper On Chase Through I-65 Construction Zone - Chicago Sun-Times

25-Year-Old Man Wounded In Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Men, Teenage Boy Wounded In Fuller Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Reports His BMW Hit By Bullets In Hinsdale - Chicago Tribune

3 Seriously Injured In Plato Township Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Suit: Man Negligent In Fatal Crash To Avoid Deer In Barrington Hills - Chicago Sun-Times

Attorney: Man Accused Of Shooting Amtrak Conductor In Naperville Likely Unfit For Trial - Chicago Tribune

Judicial Branch Seeks To Ease Its Workload By Eliminating Procedural Safeguards For Motorists Accused Of Traffic Violations In California - The Newspaper

LA Owes $400K In Red Light Cam Refunds - National Motorists Association Alert

CBS News Investigation Finds Stunning Lack Of Oversight Of School Bus Drivers - CBS News

Why Are Gas Prices Falling This Summer - Nightly Business Report; How Gas Prices Vary Across The U.S. - Gas Buddy

Inside Uber’s Unsettling Alliance With Some Of New York’s Shadiest Car Dealers - Quartz

Car-Hating Kooks Want Cars To Be Regulated Like Guns - Strong Towns

Congress Unveils 14 Proposed Pieces Of Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation - Gov Tech

House Panel Spars Over Self-Driving Car Rules - Reuters

Self-Driving Safety Data Should Be Public, Consumer Advocates Tell Congress - Consumer Reports

Consumer Watchdog Urges Congress To Let States Set Safety Standards For Autonomous Vehicles - Body Shop Business

How Data Is Set To Replace People Behind The Wheel In Driverless Cars - The Hill

Auto Industry Pushes For Clear Federal Oversight Of Driverless Cars - Detroit Free Press

Avis, Hertz Provide Glimpses Into The Car Rental Space Of An Autonomous Future - Benzinga

32 Million-Plus Police Stops Could End With Self-Driving Cars - News Max

Autonomous Cars And Drones Should Morph To Create A Hybrid Vehicle, MIT Says - Auto Evolution

The Future Of Flying Cars? Scientists Create Drones That Can Fly, Drive And Communicate With Each Other To Avoid A Collision - Daily Mail

When Will Major Buyer Demand For Electric Cars Arrive? Poll Results - Green Car Reports

California May Adopt Bigger Incentives For Electric Cars - San Jose Mercury News

Exxon Mobil: The Future Might Not Be Electric Cars But Algae - Seeking Alpha

How Can Electric Car Charging Tech Contribute To Evolving Electrical Grid - Gov Tech

Study Defends Green Credentials Of Electric Vehicles - Ward’s Auto

Car Dashboard Turned Payment Platform Is A Work In Progress - Gov Tech

Want To Make Sure Your Teen Doesn’t Exceed The Speed Limit? Tell Your Car To Do That For You - Spectrum IEEE

Los Angeles Vision Zero Campaign Raises Concerns Over Policing, Gentrification - Southern California Public Radio

Japan’s Takata Offers Condolences To Victims Of Faulty Air Bags - Auto Blog

Ford Recalls More Than 400,000 Vehicles For Safety And Compliance Issues - Nightly Business Report

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Plug-In Minivan Recalled For Faulty Diode - Green Car Reports

Why The Decline In U.S. Auto Sales May Be Less Painful Than It Seems For Automakers - Forbes

Rolls-Royce Drivers Are a Lot Younger Than You Think - Bloomberg

Legalizing Marijuana Causes More Crashes — Or Does It - The Car Connection

Distracted Driving Blamed For Increase In Pedestrian Deaths - National Law Review

Now You Can Book Uber Rides For People Without Smartphones - Making It Easier For Seniors - Los Angeles Times

Equal Rights Center Sues Uber For Denying Equal Access To People Who Use Wheelchairs - Tech Crunch

Lyft Co-Founder Breaks Silence On Uber, Says ‘We Will Win’ - MSN

Florida Broward Teens, Ages 14 To 16, Accused Of Stealing Porsche, Guns And $200,000 - Orlando Sun-Sentinel

Arrests Made After Man Drives Car Into 10 Commandments Monument - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

AAA Study Explains Why Synthetic Oil Is Better For You Car - Business Insider

How To Read A Used Cars Vehicle History Report - National Motorists Association Blog

Workers Killed By Amtrak Train In DC Were On Tracks To Check Wheel Problem - The Hill

House Panel Approves Proposal To Privatize Air Traffic Control - The Hill

Senators Introduce Bill To Ban Calls On Flights - The Hill

Few Answers On Travel Ban As Launch Deadline Looms - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

US To Seek More Security On International Flights - Chicago Sun-Times

Travel Trouble: I Fainted At The Airport And Lost My Vacation, Where’s My Refund - Chicago Tribune

Uber Will Appeal Compulsory English Exam For London Drivers - Engadget

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Taxpayer Supported Freeloaders At Active Transportation Alliance Using Your Tax Dollars, To Push For Downgrading Lakeshore Drive’s Ability To Move The 161,000 Plus Cars That Use It Every Day – Active Transportation Alliance; Public Meeting At DePaul July 12th

    Another Low Information message from the goofs at the Active Transportation Alliance. Taking away lanes for cars on North LSD will only:

    1. jam LSD solid for 6 hours a day; and

    2.put thousands of cars onto residential streets, clogging traffic and increasing the risk of accidents.

  2. Jeff says:

    Illinois Tollway Fees A Good Example Of How Illinois Politicians Interpret ‘Temporary’ – Illinois Policy Institute

    The Tollway wastes money hand over fist by redoing the same stretches of road every few years.

  3. Jeff says:

    CDOT Strikes Again — Taste Of Chicago Street Closures Begin With No Signs Posted – DNA Chicago

    Morons at CDOT can’t even do the basics.

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