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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017.

Uptown Project With 61 Units, 47 Parking Spots, Is Stalled Over Garage Access, Other Issues - DNA Chicago

Letter: Chicago Needs More Mixed-Income Housing, Not Parks - Chicago Tribune

South Works Plan To Include Modular House Factory, Ald. Susan Garza Says - DNA Chicago

Will This Hotel Replace W. Loop Parking Lot - Curbed Chicago

Over 500 At Northbrook-Based Allstate Lose Claims Jobs To New Auto Claims App - Crain’s Chicago Business

Say Goodbye To The Double Header/Diarrhea Combo – Taco Bell Near Wrigley Set To Close - DNA Chicago

Say It Isn’t So — Is Broadway Fixture Melrose Diner Closed For Good - DNA Chicago

What’s Your Favorite Fountain? New Book Collects Chicago’s Water Wonders - Chicago TribuneFor German Tourists, It’s The ‘Al Bundy’ Fountain

Ten Lincoln Park Street Planters Stolen In Last 3 Weeks In Mystery Thefts - DNA Chicago

5th Annual Edgefest Street Festival Hits North Broadway This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Windy City Rubber Duck Derby On The River Thursday

‘Floating Museum’ To Host Live Music This Month At Riverwalk, Navy Pier - DNA Chicago

Rahm’s Budget Bullshit - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago Sitting On Solution To School Funding Debate: TIFs - Crain’s Chicago Business

Crook County Soda Pop Tax Goes Into Effect, Despite Retailers’ Appeal - Chicago Tribune; Sugar Tax Supporters Are Hypocrites - Chicago Tribune; County Reforms Should Include Preckwinkle’s Removal - Chicago Sun-Times

DuPage County Loses RTA Sales Tax Revenue After State’s Budget Deal - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois’ Calamitous Fiscal Condition, Anti-Business Regulations And Rapacious Tax Policies Killed $10B Foxconn Investment - Chicago Tribune

Longmeadow Parkway Construction Hours Soon Can Go To 11:30 P.M. In Algonquin - Chicago Daily Herald

In Wheeling, Construction Of Village’s First Downtown Underway - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: In Search Of O’Hare Airport Noise Relief - Chicago Daily Herald

Ex-FBI Agent Says IPRA Considered Clearing Cop Later Charged By Feds, After Firing Into Car Of Teenagers After Traffic Stop - Chicago Sun-Times

Feds: Employee Set Fire To Rosemont Auto Dealership - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Armed Robbery Of Darien Gas Station In July - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – 13 Shot In Chicago Tuesday - CBS 2 Chicago

Woman, 31, Shot In Thigh While Driving In Logan Square - Chicago Sun-Times

Body Of New York Man Found In Near West Side Parking Lot - Chicago Sun-Times

Did Jury Get It Wrong In Taxi Driver’s Trial For Death Of Pedestrian - Chicago Streetsblog

Can Beverly Neighborhood Be More Walkable And Bikable — Without A Traffic Nightmare Road Diet Or Theft Of Car Lanes For Bikes - Beverly Review

Police Seeking Tips In Fatal West Side Hit-And-Run Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies After Being Thrown From Motorcycle Near Cary - Chicago Tribune

Pregnant Beecher Mom, 3 Young Sons Killed In Crash Laid To Rest - Chicago Tribune

Police Seek Man Caught On Camera, Involved In Violent, Aggravated Battery At Sheridan L Station - Chicago Tribune

South Shore Line Busing Passengers Wednesday Due To Wire Damage In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Freight Train Traveling From Chicago To New York Derails - Chicago Tribune

Naperville Parks Sponsoring Bike Event - Chicago Daily Herald

Infrastructure Lessons From One of the Nation’s First Public Private Partnerships - Governing

Texas Dumps Failed Toll Road - The Newspaper

NTSB Wants To Turn Our Highways Into A For-Profit Police State - National Motorists Association Blog

EPA Eager To Work With Auto Industry To Evaluate Regulations - The Detroit Free Press; Automakers Want Trump To Broker A Deal That Increases Fuel Economy - The Car Connection

What Judges Don’t Understand About Transportation - Governing

Senate Panel Approves Bills To Combat Human Trafficking In Trucking - The Hill

Rethinking Transportation For The 21st Century - The Hill

Toyota Pursues Futuristic ‘Hydrogen Society’ Model For Decarbonization - Triple Pundit

VW, Daimler And BMW To Upgrade 5 Million Diesels In Rescue Pact - Bloomberg

The Real Reason Car Sales Are Falling - Bloomberg

Pothole Blitz: Reporting, Tracking And Repair Of This Ubiquitous Problem Are Evolving - Equipment World

Uber Drivers Gang Up To Cause Surge Pricing, Research Says - The Telegraph

The Big Problem With Self-Driving Cars Is People - IEEE Spectrum

Editorial: Self-Driving Taxis Will Become The Most Disgusting Spaces On Earth - The Truth About Cars

Retailers Have Fought Amazon For Years; Now They’re Embracing It - Chicago Tribune

Will 4-Year Delayed LA Olympics In 2028 Mean Even Worse Traffic Problems - ABC News

U.S. Department Of Transportation Releases Proposal To Clear The Way For Greater Private Sector Involvement In Transit - Route Fifty

Opinion — Hyperloop Will Improve Transportation And National Security - Baltimore Sun

 

 

 

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