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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, June 29th 2017.

8 Million Vehicles Expected To Travel On The Illinois Tollway System Over The Extended Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend - Illinois Tollway; MetraAdding  Early Getaway Trains To Accommodate Holiday Weekend Rush - DNA Chicago

Here’s A List Of Road Projects That Will Stop If There’s No State Budget - DNA Chicago

CDOT Plans To Roll Out More Dangerous Wrong Way Bike Lanes In Uptown, Edgewater - DNA Chicago – Despite The Fact That Federal Highway Administration Has Warned: ‘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’

Emanuel Wants To Require Additional Safety Equipment On Large Vehicles - Chicago Sun-Times; Cause And Effect: While Streetsblog Bemoans The Idea That Cyclists Face Risks From Truck Traffic - Chicago StreetsblogStreetsblog Has Consistently Pushed For Bike Lanes On Busy Commercial Streets, Bringing Trucks And Bikers Into Conflict

Clueless Hack Cheers The Sweetheart Deal That Rahm Gave His Brother Ari For Uber - Governing

Water Shut Off During Water Main Work On North Halsted, Other Lincoln Park Areas To Follow Friday - DNA Chicago

North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Temporarily Closed For Lakefront Trail Separation; Bridge Will Be Closed For Second Summer In A Row - Chicago Tribune

In Support Of Musk’s High-Speed Tunnel Between Chicago’s Loop And O’Hare - Crain’s Chicago Business

Cubs Still Peddling Phony Baloney Security Argument, To Get Streets Closed In Wrigleyville For Another Ricketts Revenue Stream - Chicago Sun-Times; Letter: Taxpayers Shouldn’t Be On The Hook For Security Around Wrigley Field - Chicago Tribune

More Fake News, Dishonest Diatribes, And Say-Anything Sanctimony From Streetsblog – Somehow, In A Case Where A Driver Intentionally Ran Down And Killed A Neighbor, The Senseless Murder Can Be Blamed On The Lawful Ownership Of Private Automobiles - Chicago Streetsblog

Active Transportation Alliance Trying To Push Their Car-Hating Crapola On The Suburbs - Active Transportation Alliance

River North Project With 71 Units, 71 Parking Spaces Set To Replace Surface Parking Lot - Curbed Chicago

North Branch Of River Could See New High-Rises Under Plan Before Council - DNA Chicago

West Town Could Get New Public Park Right Next To Kennedy Expressway - DNA Chicago

Floating Garden On North Branch Of Chicago River Will Provide Much-Needed Habitat - Loop North News

How To Ruin The 606 Experience — Noise Pollution From Recorded Babbling On Speakers - DNA Chicago

Oral Histories Give Glimpse Into Ravenswood Manor’s Past - DNA Chicago

MLB Umpire, A Suburban Burbank Native, Keeps Woman From Jumping Off Bridge In Pittsburgh - Chicago Sun-Times

Comedian Takes A Nostalgic Drive Around Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Twenty-Sixth Street Is Chicago’s Mexican Magnificent Mile - Chicago Reader

Food Trucks Soon Will Operate At O’Hare, Midway, But They’ll Cater To Cabbies - Chicago Tribune

Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Fourth Of July Fireworks, Ribfest And Field Museum After Hours - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Festivals This Weekend: June 29-July 2 - Redeye

Kingery Highway Lanes To Close For Pavement Work In Bensenville - Chicago Sun-Times

Bribery Trial Over Portage, Indiana’s Towing Contract Delayed Again - Chicago Tribune

Why Passengers Who Will Cheerfully Fly Cheap Are Lifting Chicago-Based United’s Fortunes - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Fiscal Mess Is Sending Wealthy Residents Elsewhere - Chicago Tribune

Tribune Editorial Board – Cook County Soda Tax Is A Disingenuous Money Grab - Chicago Tribune; County Residents Up In Arms - Chicago Tribune; Cook County, A Soda Tax, And The Death Of An Economy - Illinois Review; Judge Will Rule Friday On Whether To Temporarily Halt The Tax - Chicago Tribune; Preckwinkle Tries To Justify Her Lies And Theft - Chicago Tribune

Businesses In People’s Republic Of Oak Park Worry, After City’s Ruling Marxist Junta Refuses To Opt Out Of Cook County Minimum Wage Hike - Chicago Tribune; Even Business-Hostile Evanston City Council May Opt Out Of Minimum Wage Now That Neighboring Towns Of Skokie And Wilmette Have Done So - Evanston Now

Car Theft Suspect Pulled From Des Plaines River During Schiller Park Police Investigation - Chicago Tribune

Armed Suspects Lead Cops On High-Speed Chase After Woodstock Battery - Chicago Sun-Times

Trial Date Set For Man Accused In Naperville Arson Of Homeless Man’s Tent - Chicago Daily Herald

Handgun Recovered In Evanston Traffic Stop - Evanston Now

Will County Sheriff Releases Photos To Try To Identify Body Found In Roadside Ditch - Chicago Tribune

Indiana Mother Sentenced To 130 Years For Killing Her 2 Children, Leaving Bodies In Stolen Car - Chicago Tribune

Police: 2 Women In Car Killed In Washington Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Two Teens, 16 And 19, Wounded In Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Tribune

Man Wounded In Gresham Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

1 Man Shot, Another Cut By Shattered Auto Glass In West Humboldt Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Berwyn Man Charged With Driving Drunk With 1-Week-Old Baby In Car - Chicago Sun-Times

Teen Charged With Reckless Homicide For Crash That Killed Woman In 2015 - Chicago Tribune

Lawsuit: Bars Responsible For Man’s Death In DUI Crash After Pub Crawl - Chicago Tribune

Oregon Woman Killed In I-80 Crash In Joliet - Chicago Sun-Times

State Trooper Killed In Downstate Crash On I-74 - Chicago Sun-Times

Fatal Crash Closes Northbound I-65 In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Lions Club Ads Promoting Message Of Kindness Can Be Found Wrapped Around CTA Trains And Buses - Chicago Tribune

Metra Police Officer Injured In 2015 Altercation In Harvey Files Suit - Chicago Sun-Times

Project To Unsnarl Railroad Traffic In Chicago’s 75th Street Corridor Has Suffered Another Setback - Crain’s Chicago Business

The Health Benefits Of Cycling - Chicago Sun-Times

July Events On The Lakefront Trail - Active Transportation Alliance

Federal Appeals Court Says It Is Reasonable For A Texas Toll Road To Bill A Motorist $3825 For Inadvertently Failing To Pay $139 In Tolls - The Newspaper

Trump Administration Retools Fastlane Infrastructure Program - The Hill

Opinion — Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is Likely DOA - The Hill

GOP Chairman: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Slip To Next Year - The Hill

Junk Science Survey Says 2 Percent Of All Car Commuters Travel 90 Minutes To Work, Same As A Decade Ago - City Observatory

Trump Approves US-Mexico Pipeline: ‘That’ll Go Right Under The Wall’ - The Hill

Michigan Attorney General Calls For Shutting Down Oil Pipelines Beneath Lakes Huron, Michigan - Chicago Tribune

D.C. Debuts Nation’s First Driver’s Licenses With A ‘Nonbinary’ Gender Option - Governing

Is Uber’s Status As Privately Held Company Part Of The Problem - The Hill; Uber Met With The SEC To Discuss Giving Drivers Equity: Report - The Hill

It’s Not Your Imagination, You Are Waiting Longer For An Uberpool Using Your Commuter Card - TechCrunch

Uber Says It Had Nothing To Do With Stolen Waymo Self-Driving Data - Engadget

Self-Driving Vehicles Prompt Subcommittee Debate About Appropriate Actions Of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Broadband Breakfast

What Will Happen When A Self-Driving Car Kills A Bystander - The Guardian

Drive.AI Gears Up For Self-Driving Car Pilots - CNNMoney

Will Commercial Fleets Or Consumers Adopt Self-Driving Technology First - Trucks

Why Mobility Tech Could Be $600 Billion Boon For Cities - Green Biz

Legislation Is Needed For Smart Cities, Say 90% Of US Companies - Tech Republic

Regulators Need Better Tools To Prevent Car Cyberattacks, Privacy Advocates Say - Consumer Reports

Bizarre Swedish Study Claims Electric Cars Are Worse For The Environment - Green Car Reports

New Coalition Educates Drivers On Highway Safety - Associations Now

GM Has A Warning About The Auto Industry - Yahoo Finance

Made In America: Jeep, Ford, Honda Models Rank As The Biggest Domestic Drivers Of The Auto Industry - Chicago Tribune

Are New Cars Affordable? Not For Residents Of These Cities - CBS News

Takata Bankruptcy Benefits Automakers, Not Victims, Lawyers Say - Auto Blog

NC Woman Runs Over Alleged Thief; Now Both Face Charges - ABC News

Genius Hack to Carry Baby Car Seat Goes Viral - Yahoo News

Governor Declares State Of Emergency For Troubled New York City Transit System - Chicago Tribune

Trump Travel Ban Goes Into Effect - Bloomberg; White House Outlines Who Can Travel Under Trump’s Ban, Predicts Smooth Rollout - The HillThe Hill

Senate Panel Approves Aviation Bill Without Trump’s Air Traffic Control Spinoff Plan - The Hill

Care About Every Inch Of Airline Legroom? Do Your Homework - Chicago Tribune

Bike Boom: Lessons From The ’70s Cycling Craze That Swept The U.S. - Curbed

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

  1. Jeff says:

    CDOT Plans To Roll Out More Dangerous Wrong Way Bike Lanes In Uptown, Edgewater – DNA Chicago – Despite The Fact That Federal Highway Administration Has Warned: ‘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’
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    Bikers going the wrong way on a one way street, with drivers pulling out of alleys and driveways looking in the other direction – what could go wrong?

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