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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, August 25th, 2017

Gas Prices Will Jump In Chicago, Nationwide Thanks To Hurricane Harvey - Chicago TribuneCNN Money; Gulf Production Threatened - Gas Buddy

Instead On Working On Arresting The Troublemakers/Criminals That Have Hurt Businesses On Halsted Strip In Boystown, The City Will Ban Parking Instead, Making Even More People Want To Stay Away - Chicago Pride; Not To Mention That This No Parking Scheme Puts City Taxpayers On The Hook For Parking Meters Not In Use

Streeterville Residents: Ambulance Sirens Too Loud - Chicago Tribune

The Loop’s New Washington-Wabash ‘L’ Station Opens Next Week, After 2 Years Of Construction/Business Killing Traffic Barricades, And Overspending To The Tune Of $75M With An Over The Top Roof Flourish - Curbed Chicago; Public Spaces To Lighten Up Wabash Avenue Planned Under ‘L’ Tracks - Chicago Tribune

Balbo Monument Protesters Using Soviet Union, Taliban Tactics - Chicago Sun-Times

How Alderman Arena Plays Politics With Public Housing In Jefferson Park - Nadig Newspapers

Another Downtown Parking Lot May Become An Apartment Tower - Curbed Chicago

Hyde Park Tower To Have 250 Units, 300 Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

Open Thread: Which Chicago Buildings Have The Most Beautiful Interiors - Curbed Chicago

Chicagoans Will Get Stuck Paying For Obama’s Shrine - Chicago Sun-Times; The Streetsblog Pipe Dream That Obama Museum Visitors Will Be Arriving By Public Transit And Bikes - Chicago Streetsblog

S. Side Gold Course Threatens Dog Friendly Beach - Chicago Reader

Color-Changing Sculpture Headed To 99th Street And Walden Parkway - DNA Chicago

Pop-Up Drive-In Screening Of ‘The Sandlot’ Showing In Six Corners Saturday - DNA Chicago

Construction To Shut Down I-55 In Southwest Suburbs - Chicago Sun-Times

Tollway Poised To Open New Stretch Of Route 390 This Fall – Chicago Daily Herald

Coast Guard Shuts Down Illegal Charter Boats On Lake Michigan - Loop North News

Editorial: Building Suburban Chicago Downtowns From The Ground Up - Chicago Tribune

Oak Park Tower To Have 263 Units, Retail, Parking For 400 Cars - Chicago Tribune

Park Ridge Officials Consider Ending Time Limits On Free Parking At 8 P.M. - Chicago Tribune

Orland Park Planning To Bring Roundabouts To Village - Chicago Tribune

Indiana Small Town Replaced Its Police Force Because Officers Were Ticketing Residents - National Motorists Association Blog

Opposition To Darth Preckwinkle’s Cook County Soda Tax Almost Universal - Illinois News Network; ‘Pop Tax’ Hurting Small Businesses In Little Village, Owners Say - DNA Chicago; Just One Switched Vote On County Board Would End Pop Tax - Chicago Sun-Times

Better Government Association: Rahm Should Stop Government Secrecy - Crain’s Chicago Business

2 Charged With Carjacking At Gunpoint In Chicago Lawn - DNA Chicago

Cops: Pair Robbed Pizza Delivery Driver, Tried Again Two Nights Later - Chicago Sun-Times

Second Suspect In Posen Teen’s Murder Caught After Police, FBI Chase - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Found Dead In Vehicle In Chatham Identified - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Men Hurt In Separate Gresham Drive-By Shootings - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Seriously Wounded In Lawndale Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Bond Reduced For Beecher Man Charged In Fatal Crash - Chicago Tribune

DUI Charge Filed In Fatal Crash On I-55 Near Channahon - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Appeals Court Has Upheld Cook County Jury’s Verdict Awarding $897,740 In Damages To A Woman Struck By An Express Cab Dispatch Driver With A Checkered Driving Record - Cook County Record

Work On Pulse Bus Line Stations May Begin Soon - Nadig Newspapers

Amtrak Signal Problems Delay Metra Trains At Union Station - Chicago Sun-Times

Metra Viaduct At 51st Street Closing Until Halloween - DNA Chicago

Biking The New Separated Lakefront Trail Between North And Fullerton - Chicago Streetsblog

Meet Chicago’s Most Hardcore Bike Messenger - YouTube

Reopening Cow Tunnel At BNSF Railroad Tracks For Pedestrian Use Would Lower Property Values, Bring Trespassers Onto Their Private Land, Naperville Residents Say - Chicago Tribune

New Path Gives Mundelein Students A Way To Walk Or Bike To School - Chicago Daily Herald

Marrying Infrastructure And Tax Reform Will Jump Start The Economy - The Hill

Civil Asset Forfeiture Is Nothing But Legal Theft - Chicago Sun-Times

Greens Threaten Lawsuit Over Potential Monument Reductions, Oil Drilling - The Hill

In Colorado, Local Governments Test Their Oil Drilling-Regulating Limits - Governing

China-Owned Oil Company Cozies Up To Washington - The Hill

US Imposes Oil Sanctions On Venezuela - ABC News; Citgo Exempt - The Hill

Motor Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Are Inefficient: Study - Competitive Enterprise Institute

Public Records Sought On Auto Industry’s Role In Potential Fuel Economy Rule Rollback - Biological Diversity

What Is The Future Of Surface Transportation Finance And Governance - Competitive Enterprise Institute

How Can Agencies Move Autonomous Smart Transportation Forward - Fed Tech Magazine

Opinion — Don’t Waste Money On A Wall, When Our Roads And Bridges Are Crumbling - The Hill

California Residents Fight Back Against Road Diets - The Newspaper

Advisory Group On Self-Driving Cars Stalls Under Trump - The Hill

New US Bill Would Update Automotive Rules, Allowing For Non-Human Drivers - The Truth About Cars

Ford Motor Company: Data And The Future Of Autonomous Vehicles - ZD Net

Human-Vehicle Hybrids, Robo-Cars, Jetpacks And The Future Of Transportation - NPR Connecticut

Driverless Cars Need Ears As Well As Eyes - WIRED

Autonomous Vehicles Could Bring In Higher-Value Jobs, Deloitte CEO Says - Merit Talk

Silicon Valley Won’t Deliver The Next Generation Of Cars - Bloomberg

There Is A Ton Of People Who Still Don’t Want To Ride In Self-Driving Cars, Says Survey - CNBC

Self-Driving Cars Could Revolutionize Vehicle Design - Trib Live

Electric Car Threatens Oil’s Century-Long Reign, But Change Will Be Slower Than The Hype - Financial Post

Tesla’s ‘Long-Haul’ Electric Truck Aims For 200 To 300 Miles On A Charge - Reuters

The Last Sunset For Muscle Cars - Electronic Design

You Can Drive A Delorean? Car-Sharing Comes To Classics - USA TODAY

15 Cars That Will Be Discontinued For 2018 - MSN

VW Engineer In Diesel Scandal Gets Three Years In Prison - Chicago Tribune; VW CEO Reportedly Learned Of Diesel Cheating A Month Before Board Knew - Autoblog; Germany’s ‘Diesel Fear’ Leaves $5 Billion in Used Cars Gathering Dust - Bloomberg

Fiat Declines To Comment On Jeep Spinoff Rumors - Chicago Tribune

Uber Investor Escalates Kalanick Clash Over CEO Search - Bloomberg; Defiant Detroit Taxi Drivers Try Riding Out Uber - The Detroit Free Press; Uber, Lyft Drivers Can Unionize In Seattle - Fox Business

Gas Stations Now Catering To Pets - Gas Buddy

Cars Are Starting To Remind Us Not To Leave Baby In The Back Seat - NPR

Increasing The Range Of Your Car Keys With Just Your Head - Autoblog

OPINION – Pardoning Joe Arpaio Over Illegal Traffic Stops Undermines Respect For The Law - The Hill

Honolulu Distracted Walking Law Is A Step In The Right Direction - Chicago Tribune

TSA Reviewing Cargo Screening Procedures Over Terror Concerns - The Hill

Globalized Auto Industry Vulnerable To New Brexit Borders - Washington Post

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Instead On Working On Arresting The Troublemakers/Criminals That Have Hurt Businesses On Halsted Strip In Boystown, The City Will Ban Parking Instead, Making Even More People Want To Stay Away – Chicago Pride; Not To Mention That This No Parking Scheme Puts City Taxpayers On The Hook For Parking Meters Not In Use
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    WTF – Why are drivers being treated like the criminals – who thinks up this kind of head up the ass solution.

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