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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Lakefront Traffic Alert: Air And Water Show This Weekend – Watch For Street Closures, Parking Restrictions - CBS 2 Chicago

Distracted Driving Related Crashes Are Up In The US - CBS 4 Miami

Humboldt Park Drunken Driving Target Of Police Crackdown - DNA Chicago

Unelected, Sanctimonious Metropolitan Planning Council Plays The Race Card, When Neighbors Raise Issues Of Parking, Density - Chicago Tribune

New Illinois Law Allows Ambulances To Take Police Dogs For Emergency Treatments - Illinois News Network

Anti-Trump Protesters Block Loop Traffic - NBC 5 Chicago

Misinformed Anti-Racism Protesters Arrested For Blocking The Street Near Criminal Court Building - Chicago Tribune

37 Unit Transit Oriented Building Proposed For Bucktown - DNA Chicago

Logan Square TOD Developers Promise To Replace Historic Facade - DNA Chicago

Will Yet Another Overpriced TOD Replace A Historic Edgewater Building - Curbed Chicago

How Jefferson Park Alderman Greased The Wheels For CHA Housing Project That Residents Oppose - Nadig Newspapers; Outside Agitators Trying To Force Public Housing On Jefferson Park - Chicago Reader

CTA Will Re-Open Madison/Wabash Station 8/31, After 2 And A Half Years Of Loop Street Closures For Construction, And Extravagant Overspending On A Roof That Adds Zero Functionality To The $75 Million Project - Chicago Streetsblog; CTA, CDOT Also Cheer The Slow Motion Loop Link Bus Fiasco, And The Flagrant Abuse Of The Transit Oriented Development Ordinance, Which Allows Cheapskate Developers To Dump Their Parking Problems On Neighborhood Streets

Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival Coming To Rogers Park This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Why Chicago-Based Boeing Stock Is So High — And Why That Matters To Even Non-Boeing Investors - Crain’s Chicago Business; Forum-Shopping Passengers Sue Boeing In Cook County Court Over Worst Crash In Emirates History - Chicago Tribune

Airplane On Historic Worldwide Trip Stops At Chicago Executive Airport - Chicago Daily Herald

Evanston Offering Expired Parking Meter Ticket Amnesty - Evanston Now

Naperville To License Taxi Companies, No Longer Individual Drivers - Chicago Daily Herald

Two Projects Will Tie Up Route 60 For Months In Vernon Hills Area - Chicago Daily Herald

Grayslake Road Closure - Chicago Daily Herald

SW Suburban Morris VFW Queen Of Hearts Game Leads To Heavy Traffic - Morris Herald-News

Car, Truck Shows, Food Truck Fests In Suburbs This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald

Motorcyclists Sought For Lake County Honor Flight Escort - Chicago Daily Herald

Cook County Corruptocrat Toni Preckwinkle Tells One Ridiculous Lie After Another, Defending The Crooked Cook County Soda Pop Tax - Crain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Sun-Times; Yet Another Bill In Springfield To Undo Boss Preckwinkle’s Arrogant Money Grab - Chicago Daily Herald

Dunning Garage Burglaries Lead To Police Warning - DNA Chicago

AG Jeff Sessions To Bash Rahm Emanuel In Sanctuary City Speech - Chicago Sun-Times; Letters To The Editor: Rauner Should Block Bill On Sanctuary Cities; Chicago Is A Sanctuary City For Law Breakers - Chicago Daily HeraldChicago Daily Herald; Chicago Mayor Calls Trump Sanctuary City Policy ‘Wrong’ - Chicago Daily Herald

18-Year-Old Man Wounded In Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Schaumburg Police Seek Help Investigating Parking Lot Killing - Chicago Daily Herald

Driver Issued Citations In Fatal Batavia Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Bicyclist Runs Red Light, Fatally Struck By SUV In Woodstock - Chicago Sun-Times

Authorities Identify Man Killed In Fiery Rollover Crash On I-80 - Chicago Sun-Times

Semi Carrying 23K Pounds Of Sporting Goods Overturns On Dan Ryan - NBC 5 Chicago

Metra Won’t Cut Blue Island Service As Electric Line Shifts To Hyde Park - DNA Chicago

Metra’s Rock Island District Line Ends Weekday Express Service After Trial - DNA Chicago

Metra Board Hires 20-Year Veteran Of Transit Agency To Be New CEO - Chicago Tribune

Letter To The Editor: Metra Is Anything But Easy For Commuters - Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville Not Ready To Select Developer For 5th Avenue Train Station Area - Chicago Daily Herald

Minor Electrical Fire Reported On Amtrak Train Headed To Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Trade Groups Call On U.S. To Investigate CSX Rail Disruptions, Including Chicago Rail Slowdown - U.S. News & World Report

Ashburn Shooting Kills Man After Gunman On Bike Opens Fire - DNA Chicago

Chicago River Trail Coalition Launches As New Trail Opens - Active Transportation Alliance

15-Acre Park Must Be Part Of North Branch Corridor, Petition Demands - DNA Chicago

Get Moving With These Chicago Running And Walking Trails - Chicago Tribune

Feds To Sell 14 Million Barrels From Oil Reserve - The Hill

Lawmakers Push Interior To Expand Offshore Drilling - The Hill

Opinion: Why Rolling Back Fuel Efficiency Won’t Benefit American Drivers - The Hill

Trump Compares US Infrastructure To ’Third-World Country - Click On Detroit

Natural Resources Defense Council: Americans Decry Wrong Infrastructure Investment - NRDC

Companies Linked To Mike Pence Seek An Upper Hand In Infrastructure Policy - International Business Times

Is Your ‘Free Ride’ Ending? Congress May Add Tolls On Interstate - Bloomberg

Car Tax Vote Could Doom California State Senator - The Newspaper

Is Tesla Really A Disruptor? And Why The Answer Matters - Harvard Business Review

Uber-Waymo Self-Drive Tech Lawsuit: Anthony Levandowski, Travis Kalanick Texts - CNBC

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW-Intel Self-Driving Car Alliance - Reuters

Car Crash Reporting Guidelines Prepare For Self-Driving Vehicles - Gov Tech

Concept Car Imagines Human-Machine Fusion - San Francisco Chronicle

Is It Time To Embrace Advanced Vehicle Safety Technologies - National Motorists Association Blog

Researchers Say Weakness In Modern Car Internal Networking Systems Allow Attackers To Knock Components Offline - The Hill

Feds Eye Fiat Chrysler Exec’s Mansion And UAW Official’s Home: We May Seize Both - Detroit Free Press

China Own A Detroit Automaker? Would The U.S. Let That Happen - Auto Blog

10 Best Driving Apps For Android - Android Authority

E-Zpass Could Kickstart Smart Cities - Spectrum IEEE

Trump Accuses Amazon Of Hurting Retailers, Killing Jobs - Chicago Tribune

Edmunds: Many Car Buyers Make Wrong Turn On Financing - CNBC

Traveling For The Eclipse? Gas Buddy Tips & How Travel Stops Are Preparing - Gas Buddy

Fox Removes Video With Cars Plowing Through Demonstrators - Chicago Tribune

A Deadly Parking Dispute In Brooklyn - New York Post

Most Drunken-Driving Programs Focus On Driving. This One Worked Because It Focused On Booze - Washington Post

This Is How Much Money Your Turn Signals Cost To Use - MSN

Even The French Hate Giving Up Vehicle Lanes For Bikes - City Metric

Will German Chancellor Merkel Really Ban Internal Combustion Engine Cars In Germany - Clean Technica

Car Battery Breakthrough Claimed In Japan - Spectrum IEEE

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