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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, June 15th 2017.

Trees Down, Traffic Snarled By Wednesday Afternoon Storms Across Lake County - Chicago Tribune; Cars Damaged From Downed Trees By Microburst In Evanston - CBS 2 Chicago; Streets Flooded, Cars Submerged - ABC 7 Chicago; Flights Canceled at O’Hare, Midway for Severe Weather - NBC 5 Chicago

Rising Lake Michigan Water Levels May Threaten LSD During Summer Storms - Chicago Tribune

More Evidence Of A Bad Parking Meter Deal - CBS 2 Chicago

IDOT Could Halt Road Construction Due To State Budget Impasse - CBS 2 Chicago; Powerball, Mega Millions To Drop Illinois Due To State’s Budget Crisis - Chicago Sun-Times – Gas Stations Will Take A Big Revenue Hit

New Tollway Consulting Engineer To Replace Long-Term Firm - Chicago Daily Herald

PETA Honors Chicago Police For Saving Dog From Lake Michigan After LSD Crash - DNA Chicago

Movie Filming To Again Close Downtown Streets This Weekend - Chicago Sun-Times

Clark Street To Close Near Addison This Weekend For Crane Removal - Chicago Sun-Times

Skyway Commuters Beware: Metra To Close Intersection At 71st & Stony Island - DNA Chicago

A Ridiculous And Shameful False Equivalency – Streetsblog Cynically Equates Traffic Accidents With Vehicular Terrorism - Chicago Reader

How Ban On CPD Pursuing Stolen Cars Ended Up Driving Enterprise Car Share Out Of Chicago - Second City Cop

Your Tax Dollars At Work – CTA’s $200M Gold-Plated, Sistine Chapel Level Restoration Of Wilson L Stop, Includes A High End Curved Glass Roof - Chicago Streetsblog

It Is Illegal In Illinois To Leave A Dog Out In Extreme Heat — But Illinois State Police Says It’s Also Illegal For You To Break A Car’s Window To Rescue A Dog - Alton Daily NewsNew Law In Indiana Gets Around This Dilemma

More Pay To Play Politics — Emanuel’s Ex-Campaign Manager Has 10-Year Deal To Merge Golf Courses - Chicago Sun-TimesGolf Course Developer Seeks To Close Down Busy S. Side Commuter Route On Marquette Drive For More Space

Obama Library Construction Pegged At $350 Million, To Take 3 Years To Build - DNA Chicago; Taxpayers Will Get Stuck Holding The Bag For Costs If Obama Gets Cornell Avenue Closed, So His Museum Of Public Policy Failure Can Have A Sledding Hill Out Front

Chicago Plan Commission OK’s Massive West Loop Apartment Development With 586 Units, 293 Parking Spots - Curbed Chicago

Children’s Memorial Project Will Use Site’s Existing Parking Garage - Curbed Chicago

Meeting On Jefferson Park Master Plan For Streets, Transportation And Other Infrastructure Set For Monday June 19 - Nadig Newspapers

Community Meeting Held On Plan To Demolish Edgebrook Restaurant And Build Church Raises Parking, Traffic Concerns - Nadig Newspapers

Norwood Park Residents Receptive To Animal Hospital Proposal, Parking For Customers - Nadig Newspapers

Local Company Getting Into Driverless Car Race - Crain’s Chicago Business

What’s Up With That Blue And White Tree On Lake Shore Drive - DNA Chicago

Chicago Festivals This Weekend: June 15-18 - Redeye

Naperville Outdoor Wi-Fi Park Along Riverwalk May Cost $400,000, Be Funded By Donations - Chicago Tribune

Indiana Food Truck Fest Dispels Unsavory Reputation From Past Eras - Chicago Tribune

Cop Haters Sue To Cripple CPD Efforts To Clean Up The Streets - Second City Cop

Driver With Concealed Carry Permit Fires At Robbers On Wacker Drive - Chicago Tribune

Two Facing Charges After Police Chase Ends In Bridgeview - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Garages Burglarized In Galewood - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Montgomery Vehicle Burglary - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Critically Injured In Logan Square Crash - CBS 2 Chicago

5 Dead After Freight Train Hits Van Returning From Ice Cream Social In Central Illinois - Chicago Tribune

Prepaid Bus Boarding Coming To Lakeview LSD Stop, 69th Red Line - DNA Chicago

Woman Shares Disturbing Encounter With CTA Pervert - Chicagoist

Oldest ‘L’ Station To Be Rented To Theaster Gates, U. of C. For Arts Block - DNA Chicago

Edison Park’s First Train Station Was Built More Than 160 Years Ago - DNA Chicago

Libertyville Board Backs Plan For Housing Near Metra Station - Chicago Daily Herald

Divvy Will Add 40 More Stations This Year, Increasing Density in Underserved Areas - DNA Chicago

Kids Learn To Ride Safely At Northbrook District 28 - Active Transportation Alliance

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Transfer Of Anti-Camera Lawsuit From Alabama State Court To Federal Court - The Newspaper

Trump’s Transportation Budget Runs Into Resistance From Both Parties - The Hill

Dems Spar With Transportation Chief Over Trump Ban On Info Requests - The Hill

Trump Plans For Updated Bridges But Ignores The Troubled Waters Below - The Hill

To Advance Trump’s Infrastructure Program, Red Tape Has To Go - Chicago Tribune

After Oil Starts Flowing, Judge Orders More Environmental Review for Dakota Pipeline - Governing

You Can’t Find What You Can’t See — Seismic Surveys Shine A Light On Atlantic Oil - The Hill

Dodge Minivans Recalled; Air Bag Can Inflate Unexpectedly - ABC News

US Regulators Still Reviewing Fiat Chrysler Diesel Vehicle Fix - Auto Blog

US Senators Reveal The Six Principles They’ll Use To Regulate Self-Driving Vehicles - Futurism

Automakers Admit The Driverless Car Revolution Will Take At Least Four Decades - Jalopnik

Tesla Should Brace For Serious Competition From Apple In Driverless Cars: Morgan Stanley - Market Watch

There’s An Indisputable Perk To Buying An Electric Car — Here’s How It Really Works - Business Insider

Unregulated Robot Cars Pose Unprecedented Risks and Costs, Consumer Watchdog Report Warns - Consumer Watchdog

Street Wars 2035: Can Cyclists And Driverless Cars Ever Co-Exist - The Guardian

Ralph Nader Sees Legal, Ethical, Political Issues With Self-Driving Cars - Washington Times

Ford Auto Guru On Why Replacing Human Drivers With Self-Driving Cars Will Be Safer - Fortune

Report: Government Must Help Manage Transition To Driverless Trucks - Associations Now

Auto Suppliers Must Learn To Drive Change Or Watch The Industry Pass Them By - Industry Week

Uber Sexual Harassment Report Concludes Ridesharing Company Was Out Of Control - Toronto Sun; How To Avert Even More Disaster At Uber - Engadget; Uber’s Series Of Scandals Has Yet To Put A Dent In Ridership - Yahoo Finance; Uber And CEO Travis Kalanick Sued By A Woman Who Was Raped By A Driver In India - Chicago Tribune

Uber Drivers Should Be Legal Employees With Benefits: Judge - New York Post

As Uber Burns, Lyft Gets Bigger and Prepares for the Future - WIRED

Michigan Car Dealership Goes Viral For Response To Panhandler In Front Of Shop - MLIVE

 

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

  1. Jeff says:

    More Evidence Of A Bad Parking Meter Deal – CBS 2 Chicago
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    Daly’s legacy keeps on giving, while Rahm makes it even worse with ripoff surge pricing for 100 plus days a year at Wrigley Field

  2. Jeff says:

    More Evidence Of A Bad Parking Meter Deal – CBS 2 Chicago
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    Daley’s legacy keeps on giving, while Rahm makes it even worse with ripoff surge pricing for 100 plus days a year at Wrigley Field

  3. Jeff says:

    IDOT Could Halt Road Construction Due To State Budget Impasse – CBS 2 Chicago; Powerball, Mega Millions To Drop Illinois Due To State’s Budget Crisis – Chicago Sun-Times – Gas Stations Will Take A Big Revenue Hit
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    Will be hard to tell the difference between no work and the usual IDOT project where lanes get blocked off for a year and you never see anyone doing anything

  4. Jeff says:

    A Ridiculous And Shameful False Equivalency – Streetsblog Cynically Equates Traffic Accidents With Vehicular Terrorism – Chicago Reader
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    When you have no real arguments or facts, this is the kind of garbage you throw out to get attention.

  5. Jeff says:

    It Is Illegal In Illinois To Leave A Dog Out In Extreme Heat — But Illinois State Police Says It’s Also Illegal For You To Break A Car’s Window To Rescue A Dog – Alton Daily News; New Law In Indiana Gets Around This Dilemma
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    Better idea – call 911 – and let car owner explain to the cops why he left dog in danger

  6. Jeff says:

    Obama Library Construction Pegged At $350 Million, To Take 3 Years To Build – DNA Chicago; Taxpayers Will Get Stuck Holding The Bag For Costs If Obama Gets Cornell Avenue Closed, So His Museum Of Public Policy Failure Can Have A Sledding Hill Out Front

    Chicago Plan Commission OK’s Massive West Loop Apartment Development With 586 Units, 293 Parking Spots – Curbed Chicago
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    If Rahm tries to shut down S Side streets for Obama and his other connected pals, he will get a huge blowback

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