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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

National Safety Council: Motor Vehicle Deaths Dip Slightly In 2017 - Business Insider; But Illinois Deaths Climb - Chicago Tribune

77% Of Chicago Pedestrian Deaths This Year Occurred Mid-Block – Chicago StreetsblogIs It Time For Chicago To Finally Take Jaywalking Seriously

Chicago’s New Law On Trucker Side Guards - Chicago ReaderBut Safety Guards May Not Prevent Accidents Where Bikers Pull Out In Front Of Trucks

CTA Trains Halted After Man Jumps Into Path Of Train At Fullerton- Chicago Tribune; Uber, Lyft Implement Predatory Surge (‘Gouge’) Prices — Fare For Trip To Loop Soared To Over $100 - DNA ChicagoYou Can Thank Rahm For The Regulatory Handjob He Gave His Brother, Uber-Investor Ari Emanuel; City Spokesman Says (With A Straight Face) That Lyft, Uber Somehow ‘Took Advantage’ — By Following The Flawed Ride Share Rules That Rahm Wrote And The City Council Passed; Casual Divvy Use Doubles On Tuesday After Trains Stopped During The Morning - DNA Chicago; Uber & Lyft: We Tried To Get More Drivers On Road After Major Morning Commute Price Surge - Chicagoist

PC Runs Amok: Streetsblog Wants Balbo Drive Renamed, Monument To Aviator Removed - Twitter; Does This New Assault On History Mean That We Have To Remove Any Statues, And Rename Any Streets, Parks, Schools, And Neighborhoods That Are Named For Presidents Who Held Slaves (Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Polk, Taylor And Grant)? Do We Have To Get Rid Of Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, And Any Lincoln Statues, Based On His Views That Blacks Should Not Have The Same Rights As Whites?

How Can New Ideas Help Illinois Fix Its Rickety Bridges By 2050 - Chicago Tribune

Opinion: Build The Franklin St. Connector Between Day-Ryan, Lower Wacker - Chicago Now

New Jackson Park Golf Course May Have Many Hidden Costs For Road Closures, Bridges, Parking, Metra, And Pedestrian Underpasses - Chicago Sun-Times

Adler Planetarium Hosting Giant Block Party Next Monday For Solar Eclipse - Alder Planetarium

Opinion – If Illinois Wants 4,000 New Auto Jobs, Rauner Needs To Approve Tax Credit Plan - Chicago Tribune

WI Senator Says Illinois Should Share $3B Cost Of Foxconn Plant Since Illinois Workers Will Get Jobs Too - U.S. News & World Report

The Surprising Link Between Crime, Quality Of Life & Trees - Chicagoist; Trump Tweets Again On Chicago Crime - Chicago Sun-Times; 2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Monday Shootings On South, West Sides - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago Must Apply For Grant As Sanctuary City Legal Battle Plays Out - Chicago Sun-Times; If Jobs Stop Bullets, Why Aren’t More Companies Stepping Up - Crain’s Chicago Business

Rogers Park Business Alliance To Host Forum On Transit Oriented Development - Ward 49

McDonald’s ‘Vendor Village’ Ready To Break Ground In Chicago’s West Loop As Transit Oriented Development - Curbed Chicago

Six-Story TOD To Open Soon In Old Town - Curbed Chicago

O’Hare To Get $7.4 Million Simulator For Superjumbo Jet Rescues - Chicago Sun-Times

Plenty Of Legroom On Chicago-Based Boeing’s Luxury Jet Tailored For The World’s Richest - Chicago Tribune

Evanston Wants To Maximize Parking Revenue With Higher Rates For Nonresidents, Ending Sunday Parking - Evanston Now; Neighboring Towns, Businesses Would Celebrate One Less Reason To Shop Or Dine In Evanston

IDOT Limit On St. Charles Road Bridge Over Salt Creek Bans Fire Engines - Chicago Tribune

Gurnee-Based Cheerleading Group Invited To NY Macy’s 5th Avenue Parade Struggle To Pay For Trip - Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville Parks Police Investigating Riverwalk Vandalism - Chicago Tribune

How Two Parks Enhance A Geneva Neighborhood - Chicago Daily Herald

Curbside Hazardous Waste Pickup To Return To Geneva - Chicago Daily Herald

More Hot Water For Cook County Corruptocrat Preckwinkle’s Pop Tax - Crain’s Chicago Business; Illinois House Republicans To Introduce Bill To Overturn Cook County Pop Tax - Chicago Sun-Times; The Cook County Sugar Tax Rip-off - Chicago Sun-Times; Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Over Cook County Soda Tax Dismissed - Chicago Tribune; Why Would Anyone Buy A Soda In Cook County - Chicago Tribune

Gary, IN Police To Crack Down On Distracted Driving - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Gary Mayor Explains City’s Towing Deal With Lake County In Sheriff’s Trial Over Towing Contract Bribery - Chicago Tribune

$1,000 Reward Offered For Info On Driver Who Exposed His Genitals In Naperville - Chicago Sun-Times

Riverside Police Think Lyft Rides Will Prove Preferable To DUI Arrests - Chicago Sun-Times

Homeowners Warning: Open Garage Doors Allow 2 Violent Suburban Home Invasions - CBS 2 Chicago

2 Teens In Custody After South Side Carjacking, Chase, Crash - ABC 7 Chicago

3 People In Custody After Police Chase, Car Crash Near Lake Shore Drive - DNA Chicago

Authorities Identify 4 Officers Who Fatally Shot Car Thief In Dyer - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Carjacked In Prairie Shores Parking Lot, Then Finds Her Car Filled With Cash And Drugs - DNA Chicago; Same Attack Is Linked To 2 Armed Robberies - DNA Chicago

South Chicago Hit By 5 Carjackings In Less Than A Month, Police Warn - DNA Chicago

Car Burglaries Reported In Batavia - Chicago Sun-Times

After 2 Killed On Steps Of Austin Church, Police Looking For This SUV - DNA Chicago

Man Dies After Being Shot In Walgreens Parking Lot In Schaumburg - WGN 9 Chicago

Man Hurt In Auburn Gresham Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

67-Year-Old Woman Shot In Neck While Driving In Brighton Park - DNA Chicago

Man Opens Fire At S. Side Wendy’s Drive-Thru After Car Tries To Cut In - Chicago Tribune

Estate Of Man Killed In Fatal Crash In April Sues Garbage Truck Driver - Chicago Sun-Times

Multiple Vehicles Involved In Elk Grove Village Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

3-Vehicle Crash On Northbound I-294 Near Cermak Toll - Chicago Sun-Times

City Working On Ventra-Divvy Integration - Chicago Sun-TimesGet Ready For Another High Profile Ventra Fiasco

Vernon Hills To Join Phone Metra Parking App - Chicago Tribune

Wall Street Journal Looks At How Wealthy Benefactors In Chicago, Elsewhere, Put Money Where Their Bikes Go - Wall Street Journal

New Bike Path Proposed For DuPage County - Active Transportation Alliance

Hikes And Hops: The Best Hiking Trail And Brewery Pairs In Illinois - Redeye

Gasoline Prices Level Out After Peaking, May Drift Lower - Gas Buddy

Jacksonville Dumps Red Light Cams - The Florida Times Union

Money From Traffic Camera Fines Padded DC Police Salaries, Lawsuit Claims - Fox News

Highway Troopers In Miami-Dade Rewarded With Time Off For Writing Lots Of Tickets - Miami-Herald

Textalyzer May Not Be Legal - Scientific American

US DOT: No School Bus Passing Fatalities In 2015 - The Newspaper

‘Common-Sense Legislation’ Would Shield Drivers Who Accidentally Hit Protesters That Create Dangerous Road Block Hazards - U.S. News & World Report

Trump Plans To Sign Executive Order Tuesday To Streamline Approval Process For Building Roads, Bridges And Other Infrastructure - Bloomberg; Trump Touts Infrastructure Order, But Veers Off Message - The Hill

Will Trump Infrastructure Plans Expose America’s Great Mass Transit Hoax - Flipboard

Editorial: What’s Crumbling Faster: Us Infrastructure Or Political Will To Act - Huffington Post

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Supports Both Majority Leader McConnell And President Trump After The President Publicly Attacked Her Husband Last Week - The Hill

Editorial: What If The EPA Dialed Back Emissions Rules, But Only On Trucks - The Car Connection

Trump’s NAFTA Autos Goals To Collide With Industry As Talks Start - Auto Blog

Why the Self-Driving Car Industry Should Worry About Intel - Tech.Co

Tesla Wants To Test Autonomous Trucks Without Drivers In Them, Report Says - Auto Week

Autonomous Vehicle And Drone Perform Mobile Surveillance - PSFK

Why Cab Drivers Regret Going Electric In D.C. - Governing

Car Haters Want To Take Away All Your Cars, Even The Electric Ones - Guardian

Not Ready To Drop $35K On A New EV? You Won’t Believe How Cheap They Are Used – Digital Trends

After Electric Cars, What More Will It Take For Batteries To Change The Face Of Energy - The Economist

Waymo Patents Cars That Soften To Safeguard Pedestrians - Engadget

Waymo Taps Senate Commerce Staffer For Government Affairs Team - The Hill

The LCD Screen On Your Dashboard Is Likely To Take Center Stage In NAFTA Negotiations - The Car Connection

Automakers Continue To Abandon Traditional Auto Shows - Jalopnik

Mazda Recalls 80,000 Cars, SUVs Due To Takata Air Bags - USA TODAY

Daimler to Fix 43,000 Sprinter Vans in Latest Takata Airbag Recall - Trucks

Unexpected Airbag Deployment Reported In Some Old BMWs - CBS 2 Salt Lake City

Opinion: The UAW Should Learn From Its Latest Failed Effort To Organize Workers - The Hill

Uber Agrees To 20 Years Of Privacy Audits After FTC Says It Failed Consumers - CNBC

Blue-Collar Student Debt Trap Snags Unwary Truck Driver Trainees - Chicago Tribune

Woman Killed In Long Island Hit And Run; 3rd Family Member To Die In Crash - ABC 7 New York

VT Police: Woman Left 2-Year-Old In Car With Drug User - U.S. News & World Report

An Ohio Officer Beat A Black Man During A Traffic Stop. A Town Wants To Know Why - Washington Post

Victims Of Charlottesville Car Attack File $3M Suit Against Rally Organizers, Alleged Driver - The Hill

New York’s 5th Avenue Clogged With Protesters As Trump Returns Home - Chicago Tribune

Plane Lands in Indiana Parking Lot After Engine Stall - U.S. News & World Report

How To Quickly Decode Your Car’s VIN Number - Huffington Post

What Makes Synthetic Oil Better - Road and Track

German Chancellor Merkel Shifts Gear On Diesel - Reuters

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

  1. Jeff says:

    PC Runs Amok: Streetsblog Wants Balbo Drive Renamed, Monument To Aviator Removed – Twitter; Does This New Assault On History Mean That We Have To Remove Any Statues, And Rename Any Streets, Parks, Schools, And Neighborhoods That Are Named For Presidents Who Held Slaves (Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Polk, Taylor And Grant)? Do We Have To Get Rid Of Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, And Any Lincoln Statues, Based On His Views That Blacks Should Not Have The Same Rights As Whites?
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    This is already happening in Chicago:

    Local pastor calls on Emanuel to change names of 2 Chicago parks:

    http://wgntv.com/2017/08/16/local-pastor-calls-on-emanuel-to-change-names-of-2-chicago-parks/

  2. Jeff says:

    77% Of Chicago Pedestrian Deaths This Year Occurred Mid-Block – Chicago Streetsblog; Is It Time For Chicago To Finally Take Jaywalking Seriously
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    City should pass/enforce laws on jaywalking, texting while crossing a street.

  3. Jeff says:

    CTA Trains Halted After Man Jumps Into Path Of Train At Fullerton- Chicago Tribune; Uber, Lyft Implement Predatory Surge (‘Gouge’) Prices — Fare For Trip To Loop Soared To Over $100 – DNA Chicago; You Can Thank Rahm For The Regulatory Handjob He Gave His Brother, Uber-Investor Ari Emanuel; City Spokesman Says (With A Straight Face) That Lyft, Uber Somehow ‘Took Advantage’ — By Following The Flawed Ride Share Rules That Rahm Wrote And The City Council Passed; Casual Divvy Use Doubles On Tuesday After Trains Stopped During The Morning – DNA Chicago; Uber & Lyft: We Tried To Get More Drivers On Road After Major Morning Commute Price Surge – Chicagoist
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    City should have put some caps on surge price nonsense — $100 for Lakeview to Loop is pure highway robbery.

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