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

Breaking News!Compiled by Otto Mobile.

Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Harvey Is Pushing Gasoline Prices Higher, Even As Oil Remains Cheap - Chicago Tribune; Senate Democrat Asks Feds To Tap Emergency Oil Reserve - The Hill; Largest Oil Refinery In US To Shut Down Due To Harvey - The Hill; Chicago-Based United CEO Munoz To Offer $1 Million Relief For Staffers Hurt By Harvey - Crain’s Chicago Business; Houston Airports Reopening After Harvey - The Hill; United, American Prepare To Resume Some Houston Flights Thursday - Chicago Tribune; UPS, FedEx Halt Delivery To Major Areas Of Texas, Louisiana Amid Storm - USA TODAY; Right Before Harvey, Trump Nixed A Rule Designed To Protect Cities From Flood Risks - Slate; More Zoning Wouldn’t Have Protected Houston From Harvey’s Fury, But Less Sprawl Would Have Helped - New York Magazine; Houston Drainage Grid ‘So Obsolete It’s Just Unbelievable’ - Chicago Tribune; Baby Deer Rescued From Flooded Houston Road - NBC 8 Tampa; Up To 250,000 Cars From Harvey Could Be Sold Without Flood Labels - Car Buzz; Seven Ways To Tell If A Used Car Has Flood Damage - The Car Connection; Drones In Houston Would Be A Force Multiplier For Rescue Efforts ? So Why Is The FAA Telling Them To Stay Away - Fox News; Federal Highway Agency Doles Out $25M For Emergency Harvey Repairs - The Hill; Experts — Houston Evacuation Would Have Left Drivers Stranded On Flooded Highways - ABC News; CNN Reporter Dramatically Rescues Driver Caught In Harvey’s Floodwaters - Yahoo News; Trapped Motorists Call 911 Center In Houston - Washington Post; 6 Found Dead In Van Swept Away By Flooding, Bringing Harvey Death Toll To 19 - ABC News; Houston Imposes Curfew After Police Arrested Crew Of Armed Robbers Who Were Hijacking Vehicles - Governing; 100 Stranded Texas Cats Headed For Chicago Shelter — But It Needs Your Help - DNA Chicago; Every Disaster Needs A Viral Hero Heartthrob - Daily Mail

LAKESHORE DRIVE TRAFFIC ALERT: Bears Final Pre-Season Game Against Cleveland At Soldier Field Thursday Night

Price-Gouging Concerns Stall 21% Fee Hike For Private Booters - Chicago Sun-Times

ISP Pushes Labor Day Traffic Safety - CBS 12 Southern Illinois

Dealership Group Accuses Striking Mechanics Of Labor Law Violation - Chicago Tribune

Northbrook-Based Allstate Works To Eliminate Distracted Driving With ‘Reality Rides’ Simulator - Fox 5 Atlanta

Trucks To Spray For Mosquitoes In City For First Time This Year, Targeting Far South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Surge Pricing Crackdown Would Stop Crazy Fares During CTA Outages, Storms - DNA Chicago

Obama Museum Giveaway Of Public Land Stinks - Chicago Sun-Times

CDOT’s Latest War On Cars Road Diet Proposed For Howard Street - DNA Chicago

Taxpayer Supported Active Transportation Alliance Reiterates Its Car Hating Creed, Vows More Lobbying To Marginalize Drivers - Active Transportation Alliance

Not Only Does CDOT’s Vision Zero Declare War On Cars/Drivers, It Adopts An All-White Model For Decision Making - Chicago Streetsblog

CTA Gets Architectural Plaudits For Over The Top, Designer-Label Frilly Roof At Washington-Wabash Station - Chicago Tribune; Taxpayers Get The $75M Bill For A Needless And Extravagant Waste Of Money, By A Mismanaged Transit System That Is Perpetually Crying Poverty

Jefferson Park Car Haters Will Stage A Pointless And Pathetic Protest On 9/15, By Blocking Vehicle Access To Parking Spaces - Nadig Newspapers

Will Wicker Park Gas Station Site Become A TOD - Curbed Chicago

Will Building Next To The Logan Square ‘L’ Stop Become A Hotel - Chicagoist

Edgebrook Projects To Have 4 Townhouses, 8 Parking Spaces - Nadig Newspapers

New IL Law Will Legalize Bikes Riding On Road Shoulder, Drivers Passing A Cyclist Across A Solid No-Passing Centerline - Chicagoist

Blues Return To Maxwell Street At New Fest Next Month - DNA Chicago

Pritzker Sets Off On A Road Trip - Crain’s Chicago Business

Super-Detailed Maze Book Shows Off Chicago Icons - DNA Chicago

Rare Pre-Great Fire Map Headed To Auction - Crain’s Chicago Business

The Chicago River Is Being Reborn - Chicago Magazine

Person Hospitalized After Boat Crash In ’Playpen’ - Chicago Sun-Times

Southwest Quietly Takes Delivery Of Its First Chicago-Based Boeing 737 Max - Crain’s Chicago Business

Midway 5K Will Let You Take Off From Airport Runway — On Foot - DNA Chicago

Lake County Seeks Adopt A Highway Volunteer Groups - Chicago Daily Herald

Evanston Downzoning Could Hamper Transit Oriented Development - Evanston Now

Long Grove Targets An Invasive Intruder On Roadsides - Chicago Daily Herald

Aurora Man Finishes Streetside Garden Beds In Memory Of Love Of His Life - Chicago Tribune

Oak Park Commission Rejects High Rise Over Impact On Nearby Park - Chicago Tribune

After $31M Ruling In Tennessee, Illinois Companies Sue Lisle-Based Navistar Over Truck Engine - Chicago Tribune

Military Weaponry Can Aid Police, CPD Top Cop Says After Trump Restores Access - DNA Chicago

Police Searching For Man Who Robbed Hobart Gas Station - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Man Charged With Luring Children With Candy To Vehicle In Palos Hills - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Wanted For Fleeing Sauk Village Traffic Stop Arrested In Englewood - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Accused Of Striking Lake County Deputy While Fleeing - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Shot To Death In Car On Southwest Side Is Identified - Chicago Tribune

Man Shot To Death At South Side Gas Station Identified - Chicago Tribune

Terrified Airbnb Guests Pack Bags At 4 A.M. After Deadly Drive-By Shooting On Block - DNA Chicago

Man Hurt In Logan Square Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Shot In The Face In Humboldt Park Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

$25K Reward Offered In Great Lakes Dragaway Murder Of 3 Suburban Men - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Charged With DUI After Crash With School Bus In Kankakee - Chicago Sun-Times

School Bus With 25 Students Aboard Crashes In Prospect Heights - Chicago Sun-Times

Gary Police Officer Injured In Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Vehicle In Hit-And-Run Crash That Left 3 Dead In Indiana Located - Chicago Sun-Times

Car Crashes Into Glenview Metra Station - Patch Glenview

Dump Truck Loses Load Of Asphalt Shavings Into Car Windshield On I-94 - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Being Questioned By Chicago Police In Loop Red Line Shooting - Chicago Tribune

CTA Bus Driver Saves Pregnant Woman Beaten In Unprovoked Attack, Witnesses Say - DNA Chicago

Young Chicago-Area Cancer Survivor, Scholar Gets Hero’s Welcome Home After Bike Trek - WGN 9 Chicago

Ride For The Chicago River Trail On September 17 - Active Transportation Alliance

Trump Infrastructure Package Could Be Stretched Too Thin - The Hill

White House Briefs State, Local Officials On Trump’s Infrastructure Plan - The Hill

Survey — States With The Worst Drivers - Smart Asset

Honda Wants You To Get Your Takata Airbag Inflator Replaced NOW - The Car Connection

Who’s In The Lead In Developing Self-Driving Car Technologies? Hint, It’s Not Google - Business Insider

Your Car Should Become Safer Before It Becomes Autonomous - Fast Company

More Than Half Of Consumers Wouldn’t Ride In A Self-Driving Car - Edmunds

Editorial: The Self-Driving Car Of Security Automation - CSO Online

Smart’s Vision Of Your Electric Connected Future Transportation Pod - Auto Week

Aston Martin Will Go EV And Hybrid Only In The Mid-2020s - Engadget

Who Will Fix All Those High-Tech Cars? Auto Dealers Struggle To Find Enough Mechanics - Tennessean

Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Will Not Revolutionize Groceries - Crain’s Chicago Business

Federal Roadblock Set Up 100 Miles From Canadian Border In New Hampshire Creates Massive Traffic Jam - The Newspaper

DOJ Investigating Uber For Possible Violation Of Foreign Bribery Law - The Hill

Investor Suit Against Former Uber CEO Moved To Arbitration - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Uber CEO: Company Could Go Public In 18 Months - The Hill

What To Do When Your Car Gets Hit And They Don’t Leave A Note - National Motorists Association Blog

Why Is Bus Ridership Falling - Human Transit

Fed Court Hears Travel Ban Arguments - Los Angeles Times

US Airlines Press For Trump Administration Crackdown On Foreign Air Carriers - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Surge Pricing Crackdown Would Stop Crazy Fares During CTA Outages, Storms – DNA Chicago

    Look for Rahm to squash this so his his brother — Uber investor Ari Emanuel — can keep all those surge bucks.

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