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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, August 11th, 2017.

Traffic Alert: Evening Concerts At Wrigley Field Friday (Billy Joel) And Saturday (Florida Georgia Line) — Watch For Street Closures, Parking And Traffic Restrictions, Jacked Up Parking Meter Rates

Distracted Pedestrians Are On The Rise: What To Do About Them - Lytx

Lane Closures On Dan Ryan Bridge Over Chinatown Feeder On Saturday - Chicago Sun-Times

Madison To Close This Weekend In Loop As CTA Construction Continues - Chicago Sun-Times

DUI Crackdown Coming To Lincoln Square, Uptown, Andersonville Saturday - DNA Chicago

Mechanics, Dealers Still Don’t Have Deal After All-Day Talks - Chicago Daily Herald; Vote On Contract Saturday - Chicago Tribune

No Love For Parking Lot Tow Dudes - Chicago Tribune

Which Chicago Mega Development Needs To Happen The Most - Curbed Chicago

Letter: Give Chicago’s Southeast Side Community What It Deserves With South Works Site - Chicago Tribune

Park District, CDOT To Hold 8/23 And 8/24 Meetings, To Tell South Siders Why Obama Needs To Close Down The Roads They Drive To Get To Work For - Chicago Tribune

8/22 Meeting In Lincoln Square Will Discuss Transit Oriented Projects Dumping Their Parking Burdens On Neighborhoods - DNA Chicago

Construction Finally Begins On Long-Planned Logan Square TOD - Curbed Chicago

Plan Set To Demolish Edgewater Hospital For TOD - DNA Chicago

Alderman, Outside Groups Trying To Force Low Income Housing On Jefferson Park Residents - DNA Chicago

Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicagoland’s Unelected Car-Hater Cabal, Wants To Tax Drivers For Public Transit Boondoggles, Rather Than Raising Fares To Match Real World Costs - Metropolitan Planning Council

Relocating City Water Department Site May Relieve Traffic Near Current Location - Nadig Newspapers

St. Rocco Parade Will Once Again Wind Through The Streets Of Chinatown And Bridgeport Sunday - DNA Chicago

In Rare Feat, Divers Descend 430 Feet To Reach Freighter That Sank Off The Wisconsin Coast In Lake Michigan In 1929, With A Cargo Of 250 Nash Automobiles - Wisconsin State Journal

Bikers Must Take Safety Into Their Own Hands - Beezodogsplace

O’Hare Noise In The Suburbs - Chicago Daily Herald

O’Hare Runway Roulette - Chicago Sun-Times

Automotive Innovator To Be Remembered At Mundelein Car Show - Chicago Daily Herald

Suburban Man’s Rare Production Car Excelled On The Track - Chicago Daily Herald

Lake Bluff Concours Classic Car Show Represents The Other Side Of Lake Michigan - Chicago Tribune

More Protected Bike Lanes Coming To Evanston - Evanston NowEvanston Has Rotten Record So Far On Protected Bike Lanes

Buffalo Grove Studies Tighter Limits On RV Parking - Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville Could Loosen Taxi Regulations - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Is Doomed To Become A ‘Municipal Black Hole’ - Business Insider; CPS Need Another $269M - Crain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Tribune

Preckwinkle Should Dump The Soda Tax And Cut The County Budget Instead - Crain’s Chicago Business; Democrats Worry About Political Fallout From County Soda Pop Tax - Chicago Tribune; Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Offers Lessons For Cook County - Chicago Tribune; Backlash To Cook County Soda Tax Reverberates As Consumers Vow To Shop Elsewhere - Illinois News Network

Worker’s Hand Crushed By CTA Bus Near Grant Park - CBS 2 Chicago

Dash Cam Shooting Case Hearing Draws Noisy Protestors - DNA Chicago; Judge Rules On Officer Statements To Union Reps

Police: Indiana Traffic Stop Turns Up Kilo Of Cocaine - Chicago Sun-Times

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

Man Shot By Thief Near CTA Division Blue Line Stop, Despite Giving Up Cash, Cellphone - Chicagoist

Buffalo Grove Police Urge Residents: Lock Your Cars - Chicago Tribune

Midlothian Man Accused Of Vehicle Arson - Chicago Tribune

Kane Co. Officials Detail Consequences Of RTA Sales Tax Raid - Chicago Daily Herald

Amtrak’s Eclipse Train To Carbondale Sold Out In 22 Hours - The Southern Illinoisan; Where To Watch The Solar Eclipse Aug. 21 - Crain’s Chicago Business

Uber, Lyft Drivers Driving And Parking In Bike Lanes - Chainlink

Rash Of Bike Thefts In Lincoln Square - Chainlink

Civil Rights Groups Press Virginia Supreme Court On Plate Readers - The Newspaper

FL Highway Patrol Tells Troopers To Write 2 Tickets An Hour, But ‘This Is Not A Quota’ - Miami Herald

Trump Says He May Not Work With Dems On Infrastructure - The Hill

Trump Review Of Obama-Era Mileage Rules Expanded - The Detroit News; Opinion — Federal Fuel Economy Standards Are Costly, Inefficient And Harm The Environment - The Hill

Oil Prices May Rise As Summer Winds Down - Gas Buddy

The Not-So-Secret Trick To Cutting Solo Car Commutes: Charge For Parking By The Day - Seattle Times

What Happened When Lyft Charged Employees For Parking - Bloomberg

Chrysler’s Latest Partnership Promotes Ridesharing For Kids - Digital Trends

Ride-Sharing Service Could Soon Come To A Farm Near You - AARP

Autonomous Features Are Making Everyone A Worse Driver - The Truth About Cars

Where Are All Of These Electric Cars Going To Charge - Fortune

Maserati Is Turning To Electric And Hybrid Cars From 2019 - Art Of Gears

What’s The Difference Between A Hybrid, A Plug-In Hybrid, And An Electric EV Car - Telegraph

Do You Speak V2V? Understanding The Language Of Connected Vehicles - GCN

Amazon Could Probably Conquer Drugstores, Too - Bloomberg

Brace Yourself For Higher Auto Insurance Rates - Los Angeles Times

Another Suit Filed Over LA Road Diet - Daily Breeze

Yellowstone Park Vehicle Traffic Nearing Capacity - U.S. News & World Report

Streets Flooded In New Orleans With More Rain Expected - NPR

Motorcyclist Helps Chase Down Alleged Drunk Hit-Run Driver In California - ABC 7 Los Angeles

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats Offer Venue For The Love Of Speed - Chicago Tribune

Arkansas Semi-Truck Crash Spills Thousands Of Frozen Pizzas Onto Highway - The Drive; Train Slams Into Truck In Georgia, Spilling Mints All Over The Roadway - Henry Herald

Border Patrol Pursuit Ends In Crash; 3 Dead, 1 Hurt - The San Diego Union-Tribune

How I Survived A Road-Raging Driver Without Stopping - Miami Herald

FBI Warns Red Light Camera Scam Targeting Teens - NBC 5 Nashville

Is The Mass Transit ‘New Starts’ Program Fundamentally Flawed ? And Can Congress Fix It Without Earmarks - Eno Transportation Weekly

As Legroom On Planes Shrinks, Is Passenger Safety Compromised - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Distracted Pedestrians Are On The Rise: What To Do About Them – Lytx
    —————

    If Chicago needs money, they can start ticketing jaywalkers again.

  2. Andrew Petersen says:

    No Love For Parking Lot Tow Dudes – Chicago Tribune

    Would be nice to see a feel good story about my Department for a change. FFS…we go out of our way to be as professional as is humanly possible…but the private lot parking enforcement gets a story?

    Sheesh.

  3. Andrew Petersen says:

    Dash Cam Shooting Case Hearing Draws Noisy Protestors – DNA Chicago; Judge Rules On Officer Statements To Union Reps

    Clear cut case of the Judge ignoring Garrity Protections guaranteed for Union Employees.

    Pro Tip: Don’t talk to anyone without a Lawyer.

  4. Jeff says:

    Andrew Petersen says:
    August 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm
    No Love For Parking Lot Tow Dudes – Chicago Tribune

    Would be nice to see a feel good story about my Department for a change. FFS…we go out of our way to be as professional as is humanly possible…but the private lot parking enforcement gets a story?

    Sheesh.
    ———–

    Andrew – speaking in Chicagoese: maybe youse guys should do one of dem dere beefcake calendars – that’ll drive da broads wild

  5. Jeff says:

    Andrew Petersen says:
    August 13, 2017 at 8:39 pm
    Dash Cam Shooting Case Hearing Draws Noisy Protestors – DNA Chicago; Judge Rules On Officer Statements To Union Reps

    Clear cut case of the Judge ignoring Garrity Protections guaranteed for Union Employees.

    Pro Tip: Don’t talk to anyone without a Lawyer.
    —–

    Best advice your lawyer ever gives you after you are charged with a crime — SHADDAP!!!

  6. Andrew Petersen says:

    Jeff…you’ve seen some of the people that do what I do.

    I don’t ever want to see them in a bikini or a thong.

    /shudder

  7. Jeff says:

    Andrew:

    I’ll save that image for when I need to think unsexy thoughts:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcJzb0Rk6RU

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