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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 7th, 2017.

FAILED STATE OF ILLINOIS WILL BE STEALING EVEN MORE OF YOUR MONEY - Chicago Sun-Times

How Will Illinois’ Historic Budget Impasse Affect Chicago’s Development Boom - Curbed Chicago

Letter: The City Should Move The Taste Of Chicago Somewhere Else And End Annual Traffic Nightmare - Chicago Tribune

IDOT Says State Road Projects Can Resume With New Budget - The State Journal-Register

2 Weeks Of Lake Street Bridge Lane Closures Start Monday - Chicago Sun-Times

New West Loop Morning Parking Ban: Here’s What Streets Are Affected - DNA Chicago

Drivers Be Aware: Yellow Means STOP At Crosswalks - Chicago Tribune

Bikers Be Aware — Never Pull Alongside A Vehicle In A Right Turn Only Lane - Chainlink

University Of Illinois Researchers Determine Corn Has More Value As Food Than Biofuel - Illinois News Network

Construction Starts On New Transit Oriented Apartment Developments In Lincoln Park - Curbed Chicago

Memory Care Center In Portage Park To Address Traffic Concerns - Nadig Newspapers

Developer Unveils Survey Results From Pilsen Open Houses - Curbed Chicago

First Section Of Separate Lakefront Bike And Pedestrian Trails Now Open - Chicago Tribune

‘Rolling Rec’ Program Brings Van Full of Fun To City Parks - DNA Chicago

Got Too Much Stuff? Blue Crates Wants To Bring Storage To Your Door - Chicago Tribune

All That Glitters Is Too Garish For Refurbished Hamilton Statue In Lincoln Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Arlington Park Food Truck Fest This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald

No Injuries Reported In St. Charles Garage Fire - Chicago Sun-Times

YouTube Video Leads To St. Charles Biker’s Arrest - ABC 7 Chicago

Protester In Dash Cam Video Shooting Case Gets Probation - Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County Commissioner Throws Hissy Fit Over Towns That Rejected Minimum Wage Hike — Threatens Lawsuit - Chicago Tribune

30 Vehicle Break-Ins Reported Wednesday In Wheaton - Chicago Daily Herald

Chiraq Report - MSNBC Looks At Chicago Violence

Man Hurt In Uptown Drive-By Shooting Near Wilson L Station - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In Bishop Ford Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Fatally Shot Under Green Line Station Identified - Chicago Tribune

Blue Line Needs Better Signals, More Electricity, Articulated Trains to Alleviate Crowding - Chicago Streetsblog

Chicago Theater Bike Ride to Celebrate Theater Community at Foster Beach - Broadway World

Gary, Indiana’s Miller Beach To Host Biking, Kayaking, Paddleboarding Events For Disabled - Access Miller Beach

NTSB Releases Report On Fiery O’Hare Runway Incident Last Fall - Bloomberg

Texas Grassroots Activists Push For Statewide Ban On Red-Light Cameras - NBC 5 Dallas

Car Haters Want A Congestion Tax For NYC - Crain’s New York Business

USDOT Rescinds From States $857 Million In Unobligated Federal-Aid Highway Funds - Equipment World

New Study Looks At Attitudes Of Drivers Toward Cyclists, And It Ain’t Pretty - Tree Hugger

After Trump Administration Delays Methane Rules For Oil Drilling, California And New Mexico File Suit - Governing

Obama Energy Secretary Criticizes Trump On Oil Reserve - The Hill

Audi Engineer Charged With Directing VW Emissions Cheating - Chicago Tribune

Mexican State Wants Ford To Pay $65M For Canceled Plant - The Hill

Updated: 17 States Now Charge Fees For Electric Vehicles - Green Tech Media

The World Is On The Brink Of An Electric Car Revolution - Climate Central

Electric Vehicles Will Hit Auto Markets ‘Harder And Faster’ Than Predicted - Mashable

Nightmare Scenario Electric Cars - Business Insider

Editorial: Volvo’s Electrification Move Is Great, But It’s Not The End Of Internal Combustion - Auto Blog; Volvo’s Electric Shift Gives Tesla A Shock - Reuters

Self-Driving Cars Can Learn From Planes And Trains - The Detroit News

Alphabet Drops All But One Patent Claim In Its Case Against Uber Over Self-Drive Tech - Engadget

What’s Stifling Connected Cars - Ward’s Auto

Steering Wheels May Go Away But Tires Here To Stay - Ward’s Auto

Sales Down, Incentives Up And Credit Scores Fall, But Not To Worry - Ward’s Auto

Let’s Make A Deal: Automakers, U.S. Auctions Align To Prop Up Used Car Prices - Reuters

How Uber’s Tax Calculation May Have Cost Drivers Hundreds Of Millions - The New York Times

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Loses Bet, Will Drive Uber In Iowa This Weekend - Des Moines Register

Determining The Feasibility Of Shared Mobility Services In Low-Income, Rural Areas - Gov Tech

Feeling Sleepy? What You Should Know Before Getting Behind The Wheel - CBS 7 Midland, TX

How Tech Giants Like Elon Musk Can Actually Fix LA’s Transportation Problems - Curbed

National Advertising Effort Needed By Local Transit Agencies - Mobility Lab

Study: Buy America Rules Raising Costs For Us Transit Systems - The Hill

Federal Judge Denies Hawaii’s Challenge To Trump Travel Ban - The Hill

Puppy Found With Heartbreaking Letter In Las Vegas Airport Bathroom: ‘My Ex-Boyfriend Kicked My Dog’ - Inside Edition

Australia: State Refuses Refunds From Virus Infected Speed Cameras - The Newspaper

3 Gored In Pamplona Streets During First Running Of The Bulls Of 2017 - ABC News

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Letter: The City Should Move The Taste Of Chicago Somewhere Else And End Annual Traffic Nightmare – Chicago Tribune
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    Move all these stupid festivals to Northerly Island and keep streets clear for commuters.

  2. Jeff says:

    FAILED STATE OF ILLINOIS WILL BE STEALING EVEN MORE OF YOUR MONEY – Chicago Sun-Times

    How Will Illinois’ Historic Budget Impasse Affect Chicago’s Development Boom – Curbed Chicago

    IDOT Says State Road Projects Can Resume With New Budget – The State Journal-Register
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    At least with road funds locked up by the Illinois Lockbox Amendment that voters passed last year, the General Assembly couldn’t steal that road fund money for their shitty budget deal — a deal which (despite the theft of 5 Billion from taxpayers) still leaves Illinois INSOLVENT!

  3. Jeff says:

    New West Loop Morning Parking Ban: Here’s What Streets Are Affected – DNA Chicago
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    Isn’t the city trying to keep more cars out of the Loop? This parking ban will have the opposite effect.

  4. Jeff says:

    Bikers Be Aware — Never Pull Alongside A Vehicle In A Right Turn Only Lane – Chainlink
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    The majority of car versus bike accidents could be avoided if bikers used some basic common sense when travelling near vehicles. It would also help if they stopped running red lights, blowing stop signs, riding the wrong direction, and weaving in and out of car lanes.

  5. Jeff says:

    3 Gored In Pamplona Streets During First Running Of The Bulls Of 2017 – ABC News
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    OUCH!!!! Gored by a bull right in the wrinkly pals – that’s gotta hurt!!

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