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

BREAKING-NEWS WorldCompiled by Otto Mobile.

Your transportation related headlines for Monday, June 5th 2017.

Illinois Gas Prices Lowest In 12 Years For Start Of Summer Road Trip Season - Chicago Tribune

Taxi Industry In Chicago Is Playing On Uneven Field - Chicago Sun-Times; Taxi Union Wants Chicago To Waive A Tax And Fee In The Age Of Uber And Lyft - Chicago Tribune

Red-Light Cameras Didn’t Make Irving Park & Kedzie Safer, Can Turn Arrow - DNA Chicago

Crane Installation To Close Ontario Street In Gold Coast This Weekend - Chicago Sun-Times

New Torrence Avenue Bridge On South Side Completed Ahead Of Schedule - CBS 2 Chicago

Reactions Mixed To Removal Of Cement Planters On Madison Street In West Loop - Gazette Chicago

Bill Regulating School Buses Heads To Rauner’s Desk - Illinois Policy Institute

Near North Side Building Evacuated After Loud Noises, Smoking Manhole - DNA Chicago

Dixon Man Jumps Into Moving Car To Save Driver Having A Seizure - Chicago Sun-Times

Want To Build A Shopping Center — Good Luck With That - Crain’s Chicago Business

Sign The Bill, Gov. Rauner, And Unload The Thompson Center - Chicago Sun-Times

Children’s Hospital Site Construction Has Hit Local Stores Hard - DNA Chicago

Disputed Project Near California Blue Line Stop Returns One Story Shorter, With Reduced Parking - DNA Chicago

Fighting Gentrification In Chicago Is Like Fighting Gravity - Chicago Now

‘Kind Of The Calm Before The Storm’ For Downtown Apartments - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago’s Riverwalk: Complex, Urbane And Intriguing - Financial Times

Lakefront Path, Beaches Could See ‘Life-Threatening’ Waves and Currents This Week - DNA Chicago

Chicago Man Finds His French Connection With Classic Car - Chicago Daily Herald

Indiana Seeking Information That Could Expand Interstate Tolling - Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette

Suburban Airport On Alert After Drone Scares - Chicago Daily Herald

Prosecutors Want Judge To Deny Dismissal Requests, In Mileage Fraud Trial Of Ex-Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock - Quad Cities Dispatch Argus Online

Police Searching For Burglars Targeting Trailers At Cortland RV Lot - Chicago Sun-Times

3 People Charged With Burglarizing Vehicles In Blue Island - Chicago Sun-Times

The Same Man Is Trying To Lure Kids To His Car On The North Side - DNA Chicago

Bank Robber Used Stolen Cash To Pay For His Getaway Taxi, FBI Says - DNA Chicago

Beloved Baby Cow Statue Rustled From Yard, Leaving Kids Udderly Devastated - DNA Chicago

Chiraq Report — Weekend Shootings Kill 7 People, Wound 35, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Burnside Drive-Bu Shooting Kills Man, 22, And Wounds Another Man - DNA Chicago

Roseland Drive-By Shooting Kills 27-Year-Old Man, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Little Village Drive-By Shooting Wounds Man, 29; Attacker Shouted Gang Slogans - DNA Chicago

Boy, 17, Fatally Shot By Police After He Fired At Squad Car: Officials - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Woman Scratches Lisle Officer During Traffic Stop - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Woman Motorist Charged With Battery Of Indiana Police Trooper - Chicago Sun-Times

1 Pedestrian Killed, 1 Injured When Car Hits Them On Northwest Side - Chicago Tribune

Libertyville Man Falls Out Of Bus, Killed In Hit-And-Run On Tri-State - Chicago Daily Herald; Mother Of Man Killed In Party Bus Hit-And-Run: ‘These Buses Are Not Safe’ - Chicago Tribune

90-Year-Old Man Dies In New Lenox Car Fire - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Man, 62, Killed In Hit-And-Run In NW Indiana - ABC 7 Chicago

Woman, 3-Year-Old Girl Thrown From SUV In I-65 Crash In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Sideswiped Squad Car, Drove Jeep Into Little Village Home: Police - DNA Chicago

Chicago ‘L’ Is 125  Years Old Today - Chicago Tribune

Letter: Don’t Reduce Service On Metra’s South Chicago And Blue Island Lines - Chicago Sun-Times

Construction Starts On 41st Street Pedestrian, Bicycle Bridge - DNA Chicago

S. Loop, W. Side To Get More Bike Lanes - Gazette Chicago

Woman Attacked By 2 Men On Bikes On Suburban Hiking Trail - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash Near Joliet - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies After Falling Off Dirt Bike At Joliet Motorsports - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Struck And Killed By Vehicle In Worth - Chicago Sun-Times

1 Injured In Crash On Highway 30 In Northwest Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Supreme Court To Rule On Cellphone Location Privacy - USA TODAYCase Could Affect Future Use Of Controversial Textalyzer Technology

State Legislatures Are Taking On The Problem Of Drivers Who Impede Traffic By Camping Out In The Left Lane - National Motorists Association Alert; June Is Lane Courtesy Month: Here’s What It Means - National Motorists Association Press Release

White House To Ramp Up Infrastructure Effort In Coming Days - The Hill; Trump May Let Congress Decide How To Pay For His $1T Infrastructure Plan - The Hill

Greens Sue EPA Over Paused Obama Methane Pollution/Oil Drilling Regulation - The Hill

Trump Proposes Seismic Tests For Atlantic Oil Drilling - The Hill

Apple, Facebook, Google Want To Be A Part Of Paris Deal - The Hill; US Governors, Mayors, Businesses, Commit To Paris Climate Pact Goals - The Hill

Pence Shows Up To Rally On A Motorcycle - The Hill

Auto Industry Worries About Consumers Giving Up Cars For Good - Washington Post

Certified Pre-Owned Cars Cost More, But Come With Perks - USA TODAY

Down Payments And Loan Terms Are Rising For New Car Shoppers As Vehicles Become More Expensive - Forbes

Subprime Auto Numbers Don’t Look Good — But There’s More To The Story - Business Insider

10 Popular Muscle Cars That Are Actually Terrible - The Cheat Sheet

Best Affordable Sports Cars Of 2017 - Chicago Tribune

Auto Industry Titans Say They’re Still Committed To Cutting Emissions - CNBC

Focus And Fiesta Owners Sue Ford Over Faulty Transmissions - Auto Blog

Key Senators Want Answers On Takata Recall - Detroit Free Press

Critics Fear Trump Will Pump The Brakes On Auto Fines - Detroit News

Self-Driving Cars Could Be Terrible For Traffic — Here’s Why - Business Insider

Self-Driving Cars Should Help Pay To Pave The Way For The Future - The Hill

Intel CEO Says Self-Driving Cars Could Double As Security Cameras - Carscoops

Drivers Embrace Driver Assistance Tech, Grow More Wary Of Automation - The Day

States’ Patchwork Of Autonomous Laws Creates A Downside - Fleetowner

Autonomous-Vehicle Technology Is About To Bring Big Changes To The Way Our Freight Moves - Governing

Electric Cars Are The Future - National Motorists Association Blog

Instantly Rechargeable Battery Could Change The Future Of Electric And Hybrid Automobiles - Science Daily

Obama And Trumps Bring Parking Crunch To DC Neighborhood - Washington Post

Prevent Child Heatstroke In Cars - Safe Car

Studies Show More People Driving Under Influence Of Prescription Drugs - CBS 2 Palm Springs

This Startup Wants To Monitor Drivers With Cameras To Fix Distracted Driving - Boy Genius Report

What Stinks — Source Of Moldy Smell Eludes Driver - Chicago Tribune

Drivers In 21 States Have Claimed ‘Covfefe’ License Plates - The Hill

Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars To Sniff Out A Secret Spying Tool - WIRED

How Engineers Would Build The Golden Gate Bridge If They Started From Scratch Today - Business Insider

New York City: Experts Believe They’ve Found A Legal Loophole For Congestion Pricing - NY Public Radio

Favorite Road Trip Movies - Gas Buddy

Ballet Dancer Leaps Onto Subway Tracks And Lifts Man To Safety - The New York Times

Trump Announces Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control - NPR

Trump Tweets Might Undercut Travel Ban Case - The Hill

Airlines Wait For Laptop Decision - The Hill

An Airline Reward Program For Travelers With Fur And Feathers - Chicago Tribune

12 Arrested After Islamic Terrorists Strike In London With Vehicle Assault - Chicago Sun-Times; UK’s Third Terrorist Attack This Year

Madrid Green-Lights Traffic Signals With Women, Gay Couples - Washington Post

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Illinois Gas Prices Lowest In 12 Years For Start Of Summer Road Trip Season – Chicago Tribune
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    I think one of the main reasons that traffic seems much heavier this year is low gas prices that encourage more driving to work.

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