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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, August 18th, 2017

Metra Extends Service For Chicago Air And Water Show - Patch Chicago; CTA Increases Service For Air & Water Show - ABC 7 Chicago; If You Insist On Driving, WATCH FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS, STREET CLOSURES, OR YOU MAY BE TOWED!

WOOF! MEOW! — PAWS Is At Capacity & Urgently Needs Foster Families For Dogs & Cats - Chicagoist

Eclipse Traffic Jams? States Have Been Working For Months To Avoid Them - Chicago Daily Herald; 10 Things You Need To Know About The Solar Eclipse While Being In Chicago - Chicago Now; Chasing Eclipses Across The Globe Is A Way Of Life For Some - ABC News; Lean Back And Watch The Eclipse From Your Volvo — Volvo Created Eclipse Viewers That Attach To The XC60′s Moonroof - Engadget; Is It Safe To Remove The Glasses? Solar Eclipse Eye Safety 101- Chicago Tribune; Can Taking Eclipse Photos Damage Your Smartphone - Chicago Tribune

Crackpot Campaign Against Historic Monuments Comes To Chicago - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune

Chinatown Beautification Tax Ripped By Opponents But Supporters Forge Ahead - DNA Chicago

Controversial Developer Who Bought Wilson Men’s Hotel Refuses To Discuss Relocation Plans, Residents Say - Chicagoist

2 More Depressing Statistics For Chicago-Area Homeowners - Crain’s Chicago Business

Vehicle Crashes Into Chicago Bulls Practice Facility Near United Center - NBC 5 Chicago

CTA Fails Miserably In Response To Tuesday’s Fatality On Red Line Tracks - Chicago Tribune

After 30 Years Of Cubs Night Games, CTA Decides Just Now To Launch A Program To Reduce Crowding On Game Nights - Chicago Tribune

CTA Has No Plans To Extend Green Line To Jackson Park For Obama Museum - Curbed Chicago

Man Shot On CTA Red Line Train At Jackson Stop, Police Searching For Gunman - Chicagoist

‘Show Up Against Racism’ Marches Planned For Edgebrook, Sauganash Saturday - DNA Chicago

Floating Museum Docked At Riverwalk Through August 28 - Loop North News

Asian Carp Found Near Lake Michigan Got Past Barriers - ABC News

Evanston Bike Riders Play The Race Card After Arrests - Evanston Now

Traffic Issues Raised Over Batavia Affordable Housing Project - Chicago Tribune

Oakton Street Closed For Railroad Work In Morton Grove - Chicago Sun-Times

Bomb, Arson Unit Responds to O’Hare For Truck At Terminal 3 - NBC 5 Chicago

The Invisible Hand Of Economics Is Giving Toni Preckwinkle The Finger — Cook County Soda Tax Sends Beverage Sales Off The Cliff - Chicago Sun-Times; Cook County Could Try To Economize Instead Of Sticking It To Families With The Sugar Tax - Chicago Daily Herald; Low Information, Local PR Hack, Other Assorted Local Dumb-Fucks, Try (And Miserably Fail) To Offer Logical Arguments For The Cook County Soda Tax Grab - Crain’s Chicago BusinessCrain’s Chicago Business; Lawmakers Aim To Kill Cook County Pop Tax - Illinois News Network; Peckwinkle’s Shameless Tax Grab - Chicago Sun-Times; The Phony Baloney Health Argument For The Soda Tax Sham - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times; President Preckwinkle, Fess Up: The Soda Tax Is About Revenue, Not Health - Chicago Tribune; Cook County Gets Bad Rep For Business With Confiscatory Soda Tax, Minimum Wage Hikes - Chicago Tribune; Nanny Bloomberg Makes Big Ad Buy On Soda Tax Scam - Chicago Tribune; A Chance For A Do-Over On Cook County’s Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune

Will Rauner Make Illinois A Giant Sanctuary State - Chicago Tribune

3 Chicago Cops’ Story Of Parking Garage Brawl Unravels, Suspect Freed - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Cop Faces Trial In 2013 Shooting At Car That Wounded 2 Teens - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Man Crashes Stolen SUV During Police Chase In Oak Brook - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Carjacked On Chicago Avenue In West Town Thursday Night - DNA Chicago

Drunk Driver Arrested After Going 80 Mph Wrong Way On I-88, Police Say - Chicago Tribune

Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed In Evanston - Evanston Now

Man Wounded In Dan Ryan Expressway Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Wounded In Humboldt Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Bridgeport Shooting Wounds Man Driving - DNA Chicago

Woman In SUV Chased By Gunman Drops Wounded Man Off At Courthouse - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot, Seriously Wounded While Sitting In Truck In Far South Side Alley - Chicago Tribune

Man Charged With 1st-Degree Murder In Schaumburg Parking Lot Shooting - Chicago Tribune

Trucking Company Sued For Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Aurora - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Shot Four Times While Biking In Galewood - Chicago Sun-Times

Top Chicago & North Western Railroad Chef In Glory Era, Dead At 92 - Chicago Sun-Times

Editorial: Washington Has Infrastructure Backwards - Reuters

DOT Secretary Chao Comes Under Fire After Trump’s Charlottesville Response - The Hill

Hurricanes, Oil And Pump Prices - Gas Buddy

NJ Gov Christie Criticizes Trump On Offshore Drilling - Governing; Virginia Governor Opposes Offshore Drilling Plan - The Hill

Feds Urge Judge Not To Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline During Review - The Hill

Maine Supreme Court: Father Cannot Help Son Fight Traffic Ticket - The Newspaper

GM Thwarts Plaintiffs’ $1 Billion Accord With Old GM Trust Fund - Auto News

Can A Detroit Auto Maker Help Create A More Livable City - SF Streetsblog

Rise Of The Robocar: Are Connected Cars Safer, Or A Target For Hackers - The Guardian

10 New Cars That Practically Drive Themselves - The Cheat Sheet

10 Features Consumers Will Want To Watch Out For In Driverless Cars - Forbes

Editorial: Game Engine-Based Simulation Set To Outshine Real-World Testing For Self-Driving - Software Development Times

NVIDIA Advances Self-Driving Effort With TuSimple Investment - Android Headlines

The Driverless Future: An Interview With A Pioneer - Foreign Affairs

Why Self-Driving Car Testers Are Dressing Up Like Car Seats - Popular Mechanics

Making Driverless Cars Safe For People On Foot - WTOP 103.5 FM Washington DC

Rider Interaction With Automated Cars Under Study - The Detroit News

Autonomous Vehicles Not All Doom And Gloom For Auto Insurers - Body Shop Business

This Lumbering Self-Driving Truck Is Designed To Get Hit - WIRED

Driverless Platoons Of Self-Drive Trucks Set To Cut Cost Of Mineral Haulage - Industrial Minerals

Report: Growing Electric Vehicle Ownership Craters Gas Tax Revenues - Daily Caller

What Good Is An Electric Car If You Can’t Charge It - CBS News

Here’s Why The Natural-Gas Car Revolution Ran Out Of Gas - Auto Week

GM’s Maven Hints At Plans To Challenge Lyft, Uber In Ride Sharing - The Drive

Can Didi Out-Network Uber To Win The Global Ridesharing Market - Tech Crunch

Travis Kalanick Fires Back At ‘Public And Personal Attack’ From Uber Investor - The Hill

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says He’d Be Honored By Trump Pardon For Illegal Traffic Stops - The Hill

Caught On Camera: Cop Crashes Into Driver At 104 Mph - Yahoo

1970s Car Pulled From Mid-Michigan Pond Has Human Remains Inside - The Detroit Free Press

Getaway Vehicles: The Best Cars For Summer Road Trips - The Cheat Sheet

What Should Parents Look For In A Driver’s Ed School - Philadelphia Inquirer

Body Scanners Being Piloted In Los Angeles Subway System - ABC News

A Grim NY Subway Reality: Corpses Sometimes Kept In Break Rooms - ABC News

Police Search Home Of Suspected Van Driver In Barcelona Islamic Terror Attack - New York Daily News; Editorial: Awareness, Barriers Needed In Fight Against Terrorism By Vehicles - Chicago Daily Herald

German Car Companies Are Driving The Country Off A Cliff - Foreign Policy

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Eclipse Traffic Jams? States Have Been Working For Months To Avoid Them – Chicago Daily Herald; 10 Things You Need To Know About The Solar Eclipse While Being In Chicago – Chicago Now; Chasing Eclipses Across The Globe Is A Way Of Life For Some – ABC News; Lean Back And Watch The Eclipse From Your Volvo — Volvo Created Eclipse Viewers That Attach To The XC60′s Moonroof – Engadget; Is It Safe To Remove The Glasses? Solar Eclipse Eye Safety 101- Chicago Tribune; Can Taking Eclipse Photos Damage Your Smartphone – Chicago Tribune
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    Downstate troopers and cops will have a field day writing speeding tickets.

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