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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

How Hurricane Harvey Is Affecting Gas Prices - CBS News; Gas Prices In Chicago To Hit 2 Year Highs - CBS 2 Chicago; Exxonmobil Refineries Damaged In Harvey, Releasing Hazardous Pollutants - Chicago Tribune; On Day 3 Of Harvey, Houston’s Transportation Remains Paralyzed - Houston Press; Underwater Metropolis: Photos Of Houston Before And After Historic Flooding - Nightly Business Report; Airlines Turned To Plan B To Avert Brunt Of The Storm — United Sent Extra Planes To Houston Ahead Of The Storm To Handle Backlog Of Delayed Traffic When Flights Resume At Its Second-Busiest Hub - Wall Street Journal; United Airlines Issues Travel Notice Following Airport Closures - Nightly Business Report; United Airlines Is Seen Taking $265 Million Hit From Harvey - Chicago Tribune; 6 Family Members Feared Dead After Trying To Escape Harvey Floods In Vehicle - CBS News; Police Officer Drowns In His Car In Houston - The Hill; AutoNation CEO Expects Snapback In Car Sales After Harvey Because ‘That’s The American Way’ - Nightly Business Report; Illinois Based Allstate And State Farm May Have Big Auto Losses - Chicago Tribune; Massive Texas Vaults Ready To Truck Cash To Harvey-Devastated Areas, Says Ex-Dallas Fed President - Nightly Business Report; Streetsblog USA Uses Harvey Disaster As Excuse For Its Asinine Arguments About Highways - Streetsblog USA; A Modern Day Dunkirk: ‘Cajun Navy’ Races From Louisiana To Texas To Rescue Flood Victims, Using Boats To Pay It Forward - Chicago TribuneRed Cross Donations For Harvey Disaster

The Many Faces Of Rahm – First An Anorexic Ballerina/Dr. Frank-N-Furter Doppleganger — Now A Bike Riding Climate Change Warrior - Guardian

Mechanics Strike Over At Some Chicago-Area Car Dealerships Breaking From Bargaining Group - Chicago Tribune

Area Police To Step Up Traffic Enforcement Over Labor Day Weekend - Chicago Tribune

Farmers Almanac Says This Chicago Winter To Be Cold And Snowy - Chicagoist

Unelected Metropolitan Planning Council Wants To Tax Expressway Drivers For Non-Car Boondoggles And Failing Transit Money Pits/Bailouts - Metropolitan Planning Council

Obama Pals Will Be In Charge Of Who Gets Rich From The Obama Seizure Of Public Land In Jackson Park - DNA Chicago; Neither City Hall, Nor Any Private Developer Wanted To Build The Obama Parking Garage - Chicago Sun-Times

Chinatown Meeting Tuesday On Bike, Pedestrian Issues - DNA Chicago

Chicago’s Old Post Office Building Astride Congress Parkway Is Getting Some New Windows — 2,400 To Be Exact - Curbed Chicago

River North Hotel To Have 185 Rooms, Plus Retail And A Restaurant, But Zero Parking - Curbed Chicago

Rising Rent Forces Wicker Park Gas Station To Close After 40 Years - DNA Chicago

Construction Moving On Fulton Market Office Project On Site Of Surface Parking Lot - Curbed Chicago

Questions Continue On Size, Process For Naperville 5th Avenue Redevelopment Near Metra Station - Chicago Tribune

Barrington Road Tollway Ramp To Open Aug. 31 - Chicago Daily Herald

Mansion On The Move In Wheaton — At 3 Mph - Chicago Daily Herald

Fallen Live Wires Close Elburn’s Green Road - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Based United’s Fare Cuts Spread, Fueling Risk of Airline Price War - Bloomberg

Rauner’s Sanctuary State Mistake - Chicago Tribune

Grocery Stores On Cook County Border See Soda Sales Boom - Chicago Tribune

CPS Must Tell The Truth About Finances - Crain’s Chicago Business; Rahm Pushes CPS Pension Bailout Tax Hike - Chicago Tribune; Alderman O’Connor Balks At Another Giant Property Tax Hike For CPS - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm Caves Into Cop Hater Lobby On Federal Court Supervision Of CPD - DNA Chicago

2 Injured In Fire That Destroyed Harvard Garage - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Dogs Stolen At Gun, One Thrown Out Of Getaway Car Window - DNA Chicago

Men Try To Lure 5th Grader Into Car With Candy, iPhone In Palos Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Alert Warns Of Catalytic Converter Thefts In Deering Police District On South Side - Chicago Tribune

Jury Convicts Chicago Cop Of Excessive Force For Firing 16 Shots At Car - Chicago Tribune

Special Prosecutor: More Indictments Possible In Laquan McDonald Dash Cam Video Shooting Case - Chicago Sun-Times

Warrants Issued For Naperville Car Burglary, Financial Fraud Suspects - Chicago Sun-Times

FBI Offers Reward In Dragway Shooting Of 3 Suburban Men - Chicago Daily Herald

Gage Park Shooting Kills Man Sitting In Car - DNA Chicago

Man Wounded In Englewood Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Vehicle Damaged During Exchange Of Gunfire In Aurora - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Critically Injured In Lake Shore Drive Crash On North Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Killed, 3 Injured In Dolton Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

3 Dead, Including Baby And 11-Year-Old, In Indiana Hit-And-Run Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Semi Driver Loses Trailer On I-80/94, Doesn’t Realize For 7 Miles - Chicago Sun-Times

Metra Closes Pedestrian Crossing Near Deerfield HS - Chicago Tribune

Pedestrian Tunnel Closes Wednesday At Union Station In Joliet - Chicago Sun-Times

A Car-Free Road Trip on Amtrak’s Blue Water Line Hits a Speed Bump - Chicago Streetsblog

Someone Has Started Using Dibs Markers At A Divvy Station In Ravenswood - Chicagoist

North Carolina Officials Conclude That Dynamic All-Red Interval System Reduces Accidents Without The Need For Red Light Cameras - The Newspaper

Trump Nixes Local Hiring Rules For Highway Projects - Next City

State DOTs Head To White House For Meeting On Infrastructure - For Construction Pros

Road Funding Will Likely Bypass Tech Frontiers - Auto News

In NY, Bridge And Tunnel Set Objects To Gov. Cuomo’s ‘Visit Manhattan Tax’ - Sunnyside Post

Court Case in Maryland Could Threaten Public Private Transportation Partnerships Nationwide - Governing

Russian Oil Traders: New US Sanctions ‘Business As Usual’ - The Hill

Fiat And Dodge Rank Worst In New Car Survey, Lexus Takes Top Spot - 24/7 Wall St.

A Clunker No More, Fiat Chrysler Is Worth a Second Look - Bloomberg

Volkswagen Recalls 281K Cars Because Engines Can Stall - USA TODAY

What Is The Future Of Self-Driving Car Regulation - ReadWrite

Ford, Argo Eye New Possibilities For Autonomous Cars - The Detroit News

Ford Driverless Cars To Deliver Domino’s Pizzas - The Hill

Electric Car Emissions Slashed By Two Thirds As Electricity Generation Goes Green - Flipboard

Battery-Powered Electric Bus Route In Stockton, Calif., A National First - Gov Tech

Toyota, Intel Leading New Big Data Automotive Consortium - Windows IT Pro

Cars As We Know Them Might Be Unrecognizable By 2025 - PC Mag

Little Name Recognition, Little Baggage: Why Uber Chose Dara Khosrowshahi As Its New CEO - Chicago Tribune; Uber Turnaround? Dara Khosrowshahi Seems Up To The Task - CNET; Uber’s Problems Go Way Beyond Its CEO - Bloomberg; Uber Looked Into Partnering With Automaker For Self-Driving Project - ReadWrite ?

Uber To End Post-Trip Tracking Of Riders As Part Of Privacy Push - Reuters

Uber Hilariously Offers Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tips To Get His Passenger Rating Up - For The Win

Ridesharing Company Zum Raises $5.5 Million To Pick Your Kids Up From School - TechCrunch

Millennials Are Driving The Suburban Resurgence - Bloomberg

Will Anyone Buy An Electric Porsche - National Motorists Association Blog

Carspotting: 9 Adventure-Ready Overland Vehicles Caught In The Wild - Gear Patrol

How Associations Are Helping Older Drivers Stay Safe Behind the Wheel - Associations Now

St. Louis Protesters Promise Mass Shutdowns If Police Officer Stockley Isn’t Convicted In Shooting Death Of Suspect After Police Chase - KPLR 11 St. Louis

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

  1. Jeff says:

    How Hurricane Harvey Is Affecting Gas Prices – CBS News; Gas Prices In Chicago To Hit 2 Year Highs – CBS 2 Chicago; Exxonmobil Refineries Damaged In Harvey, Releasing Hazardous Pollutants – Chicago Tribune; On Day 3 Of Harvey, Houston’s Transportation Remains Paralyzed – Houston Press; Underwater Metropolis: Photos Of Houston Before And After Historic Flooding – Nightly Business Report; Airlines Turned To Plan B To Avert Brunt Of The Storm — United Sent Extra Planes To Houston Ahead Of The Storm To Handle Backlog Of Delayed Traffic When Flights Resume At Its Second-Busiest Hub – Wall Street Journal; United Airlines Issues Travel Notice Following Airport Closures – Nightly Business Report; United Airlines Is Seen Taking $265 Million Hit From Harvey – Chicago Tribune; 6 Family Members Feared Dead After Trying To Escape Harvey Floods In Vehicle – CBS News; Police Officer Drowns In His Car In Houston – The Hill; AutoNation CEO Expects Snapback In Car Sales After Harvey Because ‘That’s The American Way’ – Nightly Business Report; Illinois Based Allstate And State Farm May Have Big Auto Losses – Chicago Tribune; Massive Texas Vaults Ready To Truck Cash To Harvey-Devastated Areas, Says Ex-Dallas Fed President – Nightly Business Report; Streetsblog USA Uses Harvey Disaster As Excuse For Its Asinine Arguments About Highways – Streetsblog USA; A Modern Day Dunkirk: ‘Cajun Navy’ Races From Louisiana To Texas To Rescue Flood Victims, Using Boats To Pay It Forward – Chicago Tribune; Red Cross Donations For Harvey Disaster
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    Lucky this isn’t happening in Chicago – would be just the last straw to push the city into bankruptcy.

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