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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Despite Harvey’s Texas Exit, Over 400 Roads Still Flooded In The State - Equipment World; Will Harvey Lead To New Thinking About Houston Development - Houston Chronicle; Houston Isn’t Flooded Because Of Its Land Use Planning - Strong Towns; What Chicago Is Doing — And Can Do — To Prevent A Disastrous Flood - Chicago Magazine; Texas Governor — Most Of Those Killed In The Storm And Flooding Have Died While Driving Through Water - CBS News; A Half-Million Flooded Cars And Trucks Could Be Scrapped After Harvey - Nightly Business Report; Harvey To Impact Car Sales, Prices After Flooding Thousands Of Vehicles - Fox Business; Harvey Shuts Down Major Pipeline Supplying Gasoline, Heating Fuel To East Coast - The Hill; Harvey Drives Up Gas Prices For Labor Day Weekend - Chicago Tribune

Auto Theft Crackdown To Exempt Airport Rental Car Agencies - Chicago Sun-Times

RTA Chair Dillard Urges Drivers To Use Mass Transit - Chicago Sun-Times

City Gives Cubs Extra Night Game — Neighbors Get Friday Night Headache - DNA Chicago

The Ultimate Act Of A Political Hack: Obama Museum Will Impose Political Litmus Test For Contractors - Chicago Sun-Times

CDOT Will Try To Peddle Its Anti Car Vision Zero Program At West Side Meetings Next Month - Vision Zero Chicago

New CDOT Milwaukee Avenue Bike Lanes A Flop In Terms Of Significant Safety Improvement - Chicago Streetsblog

Will The Stretch Of Milwaukee Between Logan Square & Avondale Finally Be Pedestrian-Friendly - Chicagoist

With Zero Data, Taxpayer Supported Active Transportation Alliance Blames Uber, Lyft For Chicago Traffic Congestion, CTA Ridership Decline - Active Transportation Alliance

Logan Square Project To Have 19 Residential Units, A Parking Garage For 19 Cars And 10 Bicycles - Curbed Chicago

2 New Art Pieces Joining ‘Mile Of Murals’ In Rogers Park This Fall - DNA Chicago

EDITORIAL: Two Big Reasons To Stand Up For Lake Michigan - Chicago Sun-Times

Protective Coating On Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Has Gaps, Operator Says - Chicago Tribune

Meeting To Review Evanston Central Bridge Project’s Impact On Golf Course - Evanston Now

Landscaping, Clock Plaza Planned For Well-Traveled Corners In Antioch - Chicago Daily Herald

Wheaton Could Replace Downtown Plaza With A ‘More Accessible’ Space - Chicago Daily Herald

Ex-Gas Station Worker Haunted By State Paperwork Mess That Cost Her Thousands Of Dollars - Chicago Tribune

Evanston Water Main Work To Impede Ridge Traffic - Evanston Now

In Smaller Illinois Towns, Empty Storefronts And Economic Challenges Loom Large - Chicago Tribune

Carpetbagger Bloomberg Spending His Millions To Prop Up Darth Preckwinkle’s Universally Despised Soda Tax Grab - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Still Lagging Behind Neighbors In Manufacturing Jobs - Illinois News Network  Indignation, Action Needed On Illinois’ Jobs Crisis - Illinois News Network

Gutter Punk Collapses In Wicker Street, Friends Call 911 And Run: Witness - DNA Chicago

2 Charged When Heroin Seized During Cary Traffic Stop - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Luring Child To Car In Oak Lawn - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 47, Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash On South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Accused Of Driving 121 Mph/Striking Officer Is A Former Cop - Chicago Daily Herald

Both Drivers Charged With DUI In West Suburban Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With DUI For Shorewood Crash On I-55 Ramp - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Elderly Bicyclist May Have Been Hit By Car In Crystal Lake - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies 10 Days After West Town Crash Sun-Times - Chicago Sun-Times

Citations Issued After Car Hits Evanston Building - Evanston Now

Billionaire Tax Cheat JB Pritzker Says He Rides The 151 CTA Bus - Chicago Tribune

Parolee Charged With Attempted Murder In Shooting At Red Line Station In Loop - Chicago Tribune

4 In Custody After Being Arrested On CTA, In Connection With Robbery On Near North Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Pregnant Victim Of CTA Bus Attack Asks Stranger Who Aided Her To Be Godparent - DNA Chicago

Last Chance To Ride No. 11 Bus, Route Is Gone As Of Friday - DNA Chicago

New L Station Opens In The Loop; Randolph/Wabash To Close This Weekend - Chicago Sun-Times

Eat, Drink, Do Guide To CTA-Accessible Suburbs - Redeye

Teen Arrested For Targeting Portage Park Bicycle Shop - Nadig Newspapers

Government Report Calls For Clarity On Automobile Privacy - The Newspaper

Automated License Plate Readers On The US Border - Gov Techworks

U.S. Senator Asks FBI To Probe Trump Adviser Carl Icahn Over Biofuels Push - Auto Blog

How Can You Stop Cars From Plowing Into Crowds - Slate

Another Car Hating Crank Pushes For Car Free Cities - The New York Times

America’s Best-Selling Vehicles in 2016, State by State — What Are Your Neighbors Buying - The Truth About Cars

Ford Recalls 143,000 Vehicles In U.S., Including F-150, Mustang, Explorer, Focus, Taurus - The Car Connection

General Motors Bullish on Diesel Despite Global Crackdown - Trucks

Autonomous Trucking Will Make Commercial Driving A Safer, More Enjoyable Job - The Hill

Could An Electric Car Have A Manual Gearbox And Clutch - Flipboard

Dethleffs Experiments With All-Electric, Solar-Backed Motorhome - New Atlas

Mercedes-Benz Sees Self-Driving EVs As The Future Of Car Sharing - Engadget

Demand Questions Are The Elephant In The Room With Autonomous Vehicles - Mobility Lab

Siemens Enters The Business Of Simulating Self-Driving Cars - Silicon Angle

Letting Your Car Take The Wheel - Auto Credit Express

Cummins Unveils An Electric Big Rig Weeks Before Tesla - Engadget

Researchers Can Now Make Hydrogen Fuel Using Liquid Metal - Futurism

5G And Internet Of Things Are Ramping Up And Intel Is Ready To Make Them Work Efficiently - Next Big Future

Smart Cities Present Risks, Opportunities - Phys.Org

The Future Of Driving Looks Awfully Tiny - WIRED

Ridesharing Company Lyft Expands Ride-Sharing Service To 32 More States - CNBC

Amazon Wants Its Delivery Drones to Speak - The Motley Fool

Amazon Will Need To Cut Whole Foods Prices More To Beat Walmart - Chicago Tribune

With Carryout And Delivery On The Rise, Restaurants Are Getting Redesigned - Chicago Tribune

Uber Movement’s Traffic Data Is Now Available To The Public - Engadget

New Uber CEO Meets Staff As Emotional Travis Kalanick Gets Standing Ovation - The Guardian

Uber Or A Car Rental? 5 Questions To Help You Choose - The Cheat Sheet

When Will Uber Become Profitable? Who Knows - TheStreet

The Lost Dream Of A Superhighway To Honor The Confederacy - The Atlantic

1 California Police Officer Killed, 2 Others Wounded After Chase Leads To Shootout At Hotel - Chicago Tribune

Georgia Police Officer At DUI Stop: ‘We Only Kill Black People’ - Fox News

The HOT CARS Act Could Make Rear Seat Child Alert Monitors Mandatory — If It Passes - The Car Connection

10 Of The Oldest Cars In The World - The Cheat Sheet

Banned In America: Car Modifications That Are Illegal In Many States - The Cheat Sheet

Cities Redesigning Bus Systems - Governing

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

  1. Jeff says:

    New CDOT Milwaukee Avenue Bike Lanes A Flop In Terms Of Significant Safety Improvement – Chicago Streetsblog

    Milwaukee is just too crowded already – aren’t bikers always complaining about lack of a bike lane on lower stress routes?

  2. Jeff says:

    With Zero Data, Taxpayer Supported Active Transportation Alliance Blames Uber, Lyft For Chicago Traffic Congestion, CTA Ridership Decline – Active Transportation Alliance

    First thing to cut in city budget is ATA subsidies

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