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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Despite Fatally Flawed Analysis Of State-Level Data On Speeding, NTSB Final Report Pushes For Lower Speed Limits, Photo Radar; Demands That States Repeal Laws Restricting Camera Enforcement - The Newspaper

Overdoses On The Road: Drugged Driving Rises As A Menace - Los Angeles Times

Lake Street Bridge To Close Early Friday For Testing - Chicago Sun-Times

Lane Closures Scheduled For Monroe Starting Monday In Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

Uber Is Giving Out Refunds For Surge Pricing During Tuesday’s CTA Stoppage - DNA Chicago

Stamford, CT Officials Eye Legislation That Would Outlaw ‘Distracted Walking’ - CBS 2 New YorkShould Chicago Finally Face This Issue

Illinois Secretary Of State Jesse White Running For Re-Election - Chicago Sun-Times

Taxpayer Supported Car-Hater Lobbyists At Active Transportation Alliance Flubs Their Vision Zero/War On Cars Summit - Active Transportation Alliance

Will Rahm Rename Washington Park, Remove The Statue Of The Father Of Our Country, To Placate The Anti-History/Know-Nothing Crowd - The Hill; Will Chicago Be Next Battleground Of The Idiots’ Crusade For Mindless Destruction Of Historical Monuments - DNA ChicagoDNA ChicagoChicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneChicago TribuneChicago NowCurbed Chicago; Alderman Says 100 Year Old Abraham Lincoln Bust In West Englewood Burned - Chicago Daily Herald; The Irony Of It All — While Local Morons Debate Whose Monument Should Be Removed, Chicago Just Recently Named A Street For A Convicted, Unrepentant Terrorist; NY Governor Asks Army To Reconsider Confederate Street Names After Charlottesville - The Hill; Dem To Introduce Bill Forcing Pentagon To Change Confederate Base, Street Names - The Hill

Will Historic Tremont Hotel Be Torn Down For Another Condo Development - Crain’s Chicago Business

$105M Sale Of 18-Acre City Site Near Goose Island Gets Plan Commission OK - DNA Chicago

Resistance Is Growing To A Proposed Shelter Near The CTA’s Sedgwick Stop - DNA Chicago

Smaller Apartments In Old Field’s Warehouse OK’d By Key City Panel - DNA Chicago

Century-Old Wicker Park Wieboldt’s Building Gets New Life As Self-Storage Space - DNA Chicago

City Council Gives OK, Even Though Neighbors Oppose CHA/Library Project In Little Italy - DNA Chicago

Be Prepared For Eclipse Viewing Traffic - Chicago Daily Herald; Here’s How To Avoid Wrecking Your Car During The Eclipse - The Verge; How — And Where — To Watch The Eclipse - Chicago Sun-Times; What Was It Like The Last Time A Solar Eclipse Hit Chicago? Streetlights Turned On, And So Did People’s Moods - Chicago Tribune; 117 Years Of Eclipses: How Chicago Tribune Artists Have Explained It - Chicago Tribune; Adler CEO Hopes Chicagoans Look Up At Eclipse — Then To The Planetarium - Chicago Tribune

Ford To Pay $10M To Settle EEOC Sex And Race Harassment Allegations In Chicago Facilities - Reuters

Chicago’s Sign Ordinance Bad For Small Business - Crain’s Chicago Business

Logan Square’s Historic Photo Exhibit Is Back With 100 Never-Shown Images - DNA Chicago

Chicago Street Fests This Weekend - RedeyePilsenfest This Weekend; India Independence Day Celebration To Parade Down Devon Avenue Saturday - DNA Chicago; Festa Italiana On Taylor Street - DNA Chicago

New Cargo Facility Opens At O’Hare - Crain’s Chicago Business

No-Kill Animal Shelter At Capacity, Asking For Foster Homes - Chicago Tribune

Affordable Housing Development Gets Preliminary OK, After Delivery Truck Concerns Addressed - Evanston Now

Wheaton Service Station Closing After Nearly 50 Years - CBS 2 Chicago

Poll Shows Trouble For Toni The Taxer Preckwinkle Amid Pop Tax Furor - Crain’s Chicago Business – Preckwinkle Has Worse Approval Rating Than President Trump - Illinois News Network; Mook County Elected Officials Are Learning The Hard Way That Consumers Of Sugary Drinks, A Majority, Don’t Like It When They’re Treated Like Cigarettes Smokers, A Minority - Champaign News-Gazette; County Claims It Has Fixed Food Stamp Issue — Not Really - Chicago Tribune; Who Asked You? Bloomberg Runs Ad Supporting Toni’s Tax Grab - Crain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Sun-Times

Why Chicago, Cook County Minimum Wage Hikes May Kill Jobs With Automation - Nightly Business Report

Thefts Reported From At Least 5 U.S. Postal Service Trucks On SW Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Found Dead In Vehicle In Chatham - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – Sessions Taking Up Chicago Bashing As A Cause - Chicago Sun-Times; 10 Shot, 2 Fatally, In Wednesday Gun Violence AcrossChicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Two People Shot In Zion Found In Police Department Parking Lot - Chicago Sun-Times

Prosecutors: Man Cried As He Told Brother He Thought He Had Struck And Killed A Woman - Chicago Tribune

Aurora Woman Cited In Fatal Crash For Speeding, Running Red Light, Police Say - Chicago Tribune

6-Year-Old Boy Killed In Crash Between Car, School Bus In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Lanes Reopened After Truck Fire On Bishop Ford - Chicago Sun-Times

Extend Devon Ave Bus To Edgebrook, Aldermen Say - DNA Chicago

Suspicious Package At Route 59 Metra Station Causes 2 Hour Delay - Chicago Sun-Times

Athlete’s Bike Stolen In Wicker Park Recovered By Officer Posing As Buyer - DNA Chicago

Weber Spur Trail Is Now Open In The Village Of Lincolnwood - Chicago Streetsblog

Virginia Governor Opposes Offshore Drilling Plan - The Hill

Trump Scraps Plan For White House Infrastructure Council - The Hill

Consumer Groups Sue Feds For Ignoring Obama-Era Seat Belt Rule - The Hill

Profit-Rich Pickups, SUVs May Catch Break in Trump Auto Review - Bloomberg

Car-Hating Crank Claims That Poor People Will Benefit From European Socialist Style Traffic Congestion Frees - Medium

Ticket Quota Flap Leads To High-Level Resignation At Florida Highway Patrol - Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

Ford CEO Hackett Says Car Ownership Isn’t Going Extinct - Fox News

Judge Pares Down Class Action Over Ford Emissions Defect - Courthouse News

An Inside Look At Ford’s $1 Billion Bet On Argo AI - The Verge

Ford Patents Removable Wheel And Pedals For Future Autonomous Cars - Engadget

Driverless Cars – The Race to Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles - Engineering

Alphabet’s Self-Driving Cars Want To Replace Steering Wheels With Just One Tiny ‘Go’ Button - Business Insider

Hyundai Will Use HD Maps To Demo Self-Driving Cars At 2018 Winter Olympics - Inside Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Vehicles And Their Impact On Commercial Real Estate - CP Executive

Buses Show Off Driverless Technology In Denver - CBS 4 Denver

How Cities Should Plan And Prepare Their Transportation Infrastructure For The Future - Gov Tech

For The Revolution To Succeed, Smart Regulators And Thoughtful Entrepreneurs Will Need To Work Together - Governing

Fiat Chrysler Takes Different Path To Self-Driving Future Than Ford, GM - The Detroit Free Press

China’s Geely Says It Has No Plan To Buy Fiat Chrysler, As FCA Stock Leaps - Auto Blog

Not Dead Yet: Internal Combustion Engine Gets A Reprieve - Flipboard

Hyundai Plans Long-Range Premium Electric Car In Strategic Shift - Reuters

Inside Out: Continental Rethinks Disc Brakes (And Wheels) For Electric Cars - Flipboard

Why Do Electric Cars Have Only One Gear - Flipboard

1-Sixt CEO Hints At Car-Sharing Merger Talks Between BMW And Daimler - Business Insider

Zendrive And Gasbuddy Partner To Equip Tens Of Millions With The Data To Drive Smarter - Gas Buddy

There’s Likely A Black Box In Your Car. Here’s What It Records And When - San Diego Union Tribune

Uber Wins Ruling Allowing It To Keep Customers From Suing In Court, Instead Of Going To Arbitration - The Hill

Road Diet Opposition Won’t Relent in Los Angeles - Argonaut News

Without Hesitation, Stranger In Kansas City Leaps Over Highway Barriers To Rescue Trucker From Fiery Crash - Fox 4 Kansas City

Cafe Under Investigation In Car Crash Death Of ESPN Broadcaster’s Wife - ABC News

Dashcam Video Shows Police Sexually Assaulted Texas Woman During Traffic Stop - The Guardian

Two Hobbyists Built An Electric Car From Spare Parts. Now They’re Going For Tesla Record - CNBC

When It Comes To Car Paint Preferences, Men And Women Aren’t Equal: Study - The Truth About Cars

11 Epic Drives Around The U.S. - Chicago Tribune

Trump Gives The Finger To DC Bikers - Washingtonian

Van Rams Crowd In Suspected Islamic Terrorist Attack In Barcelona’s City Center - Chicago Sun-Times

Cyclist Blamed Pedestrian Victim He Hit While Riding A ’Fixie’ With No Brakes, After Fatal London Crash - BBC

Australia — Cyclist Throws Back Audi Owner’s Litter Into Open Convertible - Youtube

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Despite Fatally Flawed Analysis Of State-Level Data On Speeding, NTSB Final Report Pushes For Lower Speed Limits, Photo Radar; Demands That States Repeal Laws Restricting Camera Enforcement – The Newspaper

    Too bad Trump can’t get rid of the speed cam industry whores at the NTSB.

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