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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, August 8th, 2017.

Car Haters Around The Nation Take The Law Into Their Own Hands, By Making Their Own Hazardous, Amateur Bike Lanes - The Spokesman-Review; Would The Same Principle Of Self-Righteous, So-Called Activism, Allow Drivers To Improve Traffic Flow By Taking A Spray Can And Eliminating Bike Lanes?

After Waging War On Cars In Wicker Park With Parking Bans And 20 MPH Speed Limits (Plus The Inevitable Speed Camera TBA), CDOT’s War on Cars Moves North To Avondale - DNA Chicago

If You’re Old Enough To Drive In Illinois, You’re Now Old Enough To Be An Organ And Tissue Donor - Chicago Tribune

No Deal Between Striking Mechanics, Auto Dealers After Talks Monday - Chicago Daily Herald

Emails Shed Light On Rahm’s O’Hare Tunnel Vision - Chicago Tribune

In Email, Fashion World Boss Tells Mayor Emanuel To Police Dog Poo Offenders - Chicago Tribune

Airbus A380, World’s Largest Passenger Jet, Making 1st Regular O’Hare Flights Next Year - Chicago Tribune

Could Legislation Curb Displacement Along The 606 - Chicago Reader

Chicago Fire Department Crew Rescues Cat Stuck Under Garage Door - Chicago Tribune

L Lovers Obsess About ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ Opening Credits - Chicago Tribune

31 Days Of Chicago’s Best Hot Dog Stands - Chicago Tribune

An Ode To Chicago’s Iconic Picasso Sculpture - Curbed Chicago; Rahm’s 2 Cents - Chicago Tribune; Chicago’s Picasso Gets A 50th Birthday Party (With Anti-Rahm Protests) In The Loop - DNA Chicago

Iconic Swedish Flag Water Tower Returns To Andersonville Glory - DNA Chicago

‘Pyrotechnic Waterfall’ Coming To Chicago Riverwalk Tuesday Night - DNA Chicago

Are Dead Ducks On River A Warning Sign - Chicago Sun-Times

Dave Matthews’ Bus Dumped 800 Pounds Of Poop Into River 13 Years Ago Today - DNA Chicago

Legacy Of Pollution May Impact South Works Project - DNA Chicago; Not So Fast On South Works Development - Chicago Tribune

Wicker Park Group Approves Project With 7 Units, 7 Garages - DNA Chicago

Obama Is Not The Only One With Plans For A Greedy Jackson Park Land Grab, Selfish Road Closures - DNA Chicago

Chicago’s Hipster Hoods - DNA Chicago

Letter: Chicago Needs Its Suburbs — And Vice Versa - Chicago Tribune

Objections Raised To Bike Rider Arrests In Evanston; Biker ‘Victims’ Play The Race Card - Evanston Now

Joliet Owed $4.1 Million In Unpaid Parking Tickets; City Will Hire Rahm’s Collection Goon Firm - Joliet Herald-News

Downtown Wheaton Parking Garages Undergo Repairs - Chicago Daily Herald

Residents Want To Reopen Naperville ‘Cow Tunnel’ For Pedestrian Access - Chicago Tribune

Kids in Summit Advocate For Pedestrian Bridge Over RR Tracks - Active Transportation Alliance

Elmhurst OKs Tax Incentives For Motorcycle Dealership - Chicago Daily Herald

Wheeling Board Gives Early Approval To Townhouse Project After Garage Issue Resolved - Chicago Daily Herald

AG Sessions Blasts Rahm Emanuel Over Sanctuary Suit - Politico; Rahm’s Suit Is Political Theatre - Chicago Sun-Times; Emanuel’s Selfish, Self-Serving Decision - Chicago Tribune; Who Said Chicagoans Want A Sanctuary City - Chicago Sun-Times

People’s Republic Of Oak Park Adopts Grocery Bag Tax - Chicago Tribune; Chicago Celebrates 6 Months Of Bag Tax Theft - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Preckwinkle Takes Soda-Tax Fight Too Far - Chicago Daily Herald; Walgreens Sued Over Allegedly Collecting Cook County’s Crooked Soda Pop Tax On Unsweetened Drinks - Chicago Tribune; Soda Tax Causing Chaos At The Grocery Store - Chicago Sun-Times; Cook County Pop Tax Propels Potential Challenger To Preckwinkle - Crain’s Chicago Business; How I Avoid Cook County’s Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune

Police Activity Involving Carjacker Stops Traffic On Bishop Ford Freeway, Halts South Shore Line Tuesday Afternoon - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune

Man Dies After Crashing Stolen Truck In Oak Forest - Chicago Sun-Times

2 In Custody After Crash, Pursuit In Stolen Car In Lawndale - CBS 2 Chicago

Man Had BAC Of .316 After I-88 Crash, Attempted Escape From Hospital - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Facing Charge After Fatally Striking Motorcyclist In Joliet - Chicago Sun-Times

45-Year-Old Man Killed In Geneva Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

6 Injured In Northwest Side Crash - CBS 2 Chicago

Will The New CTA Red Line 95th Street Station Have Enough Bike Racks - Chicago Streetsblog

Man Struck By Metra Train In Winthrop Harbor - Chicago Sun-Times

JPMorgan CEO Dimon: Lack Of Action On Infrastructure ‘Embarassing’ - The Hill

DC Whistleblower Lawsuit Reveals Hundreds Of Cops Being Paid Up To An Additional $80,000 A Year In Overtime Cash From Speed Camera Program - The Newspaper

East Coast Looks At Charging Drivers Per Mile - WTOP 103.5 FM Washington DC

Tribes Ask Court To Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline - The Hill

Opponents Of Traffic-Clogging Albuquerque Bus Rapid Transit Lanes Predict Will Be Ripped Out Once They Grind Traffic To A Halt - Albuquerque Journal

Feds Scrapping Sleep Apnea Testing Plan For Truckers, Train Engineers - CBS News

How Uber Is Building Uber For Trucking - The Atlantic

Uber Co-Founder: Kalanick ‘Not Returning As CEO’ - The Hill

Uber And Lyft Secrets Revealed - POPSUGAR

Autonomous Cars Race Narrows On Doubts About Clear Path To Profit - Reuters

How An Automated Car Platoon Works - USDOT

How Effective Are Pedestrian Detection Systems In Cars - USDOT

Mazda To Put Autonomous-Driving Technology In All Models By 2025 Plus Compression Ignition By 2019 - CNBC

Of Course, Google’s Waymo Is Building Self-Driving Trucks - WIRED

Man In Car Seat Costume Tests Response To Driverless Vehicles - The Hill

Honda Will Do Nearly Anything To Get You In A Hydrogen Car - WIRED

Lessons From the Previous Generation’s Flying Car Frenzy - Bloomberg

Diesel Has To Die — There Is No Reverse Gear On This - Flipboard

Sometimes Buy-Here Pay-Here Car Dealers Really Do Get Screwed - The Drive

Amazon’s Delivery Drones Could Live On Trains And Ships, Latest Patent Shows - Fox News

Delivery Is The Hot Dining Trend, But It’s Not For Every Restaurant — Here’s Why - Chicago Tribune

Why Remote Working Succeeds At Some Companies And Not Others - Chicago Tribune

Flash Flooding Swamps Parts of Houston; Roads Inundated - The Weather Channel

Neighbors Unhappy When Street In Exclusive San Francisco Neighborhood Sold After $14-A-Year Tax Bill Went Unpaid - Chicago Tribune

4-Year-Old Boy Shot In Head In Apparent Road Rage Incident In Cleveland - ABC News

Pilotless Planes Could Save Airlines $35B — If Anyone Is Willing To Fly In Them - Consumerist

After Backlash, Fewer Passengers Are Being Bumped From US Flights - Chicago Sun-Times

Volkswagen Offers Germans Mega Bucks To Scrap Their Diesel Cars - CNNMoney


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

  1. Jeff says:

    Car Haters Around The Nation Take The Law Into Their Own Hands, By Making Their Own Hazardous, Amateur Bike Lanes – The Spokesman-Review; Would The Same Principle Of Self-Righteous, So-Called Activism, Allow Drivers To Improve Traffic Flow By Taking A Spray Can And Eliminating Bike Lanes?

    What an outsized sense of entitlement it takes to set up your own illegal bike lanes, regardless of the danger it poses to traffic.

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