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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Good News: National Safety Council Grades States On Traffic Laws — Illinois Gets An ‘A’ - Forbes; Bad News: Illinois Opiod Epidemic Raises Road Safety Hazard - National Safety Council

Mechanics Strike Drags On But Some Cutting Solo Deals With Union - Chicago Daily Herald; The Union’s Perspective - Chicago Sun-Times

Sorry, Ald. Beale. Regulating Uber And Lyft Surge Pricing Would Hurt Consumers - Chicago Tribune

Labor Day Weekend Travel Made Pricier By Illinois’ Gas Taxes - Illinois Policy Institute

No Transponder? I-PASS Users Could See Tolls Double In 2018 If They Buck The System - Chicago Daily Herald

Sidewalk To Nowhere Over Addams Tollway - Chicago Daily Herald

IDOT Is Looking For ‘Snowbirds’ To Drive Plows, Spread Salt This Winter - WGN 9 Chicago

Buses On I-90 ‘Flex Lanes’ - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Needs An Infrastructure Plan - Crain’s Chicago Business

EDITORIAL: Lesson Of Houston: Don’t Water Down Chicago’s Flood Rules - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Seeking One More Real ID Extension For Drivers Licenses - Peoria Journal Star

Hundreds Join Labor Day March For $15 Minimum Wage - DNA Chicago; Are Labor Day Parades On The Decline - Chicago Tribune

PAWS Chicago Caravan Rescues 43 Dogs And Cats From Hurricane Harvey - DNA Chicago; Vehicle Parade Greets Homeless Dogs, Cats Arriving In Waukegan From Texas - Chicago Tribune

Wells Honor Roll Students Treated To Rides In Helicopter, Sports Cars - Chicago Sun-Times

Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago: Rahm Robs Downtown To Plug Budget Holes - Chicago Sun-Times

New Affordable Housing Initiative To Curb Gentrification Headed To Chicago City Council - Curbed Chicago

Chicago’s Ongoing Public Housing Challenge - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

Another Logan Square Project With Virtually Zero Parking For Hundreds Of Apartments, Plus Retail - Curbed Chicago

River West TOD Planned For Next Year — 105 Units, 42 Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

Multiple TOD Projects Headed To The Chicago Plan Commission This Month - Curbed Chicago

City Moves Forward On Library/Housing Plans On Taylor Street Despite Vocal Opposition - Gazette Chicago; Parking A Major Issue - Gazette Chicago

Opposition Stalls Proposed Chinatown Special Services Tax - Gazette Chicago

Alderman Thompson Considering Bridgeport Business Strip Rezoning - Gazette Chicago

Oldest Mural On A Chicago Library Building Gets New Life In Uptown - DNA Chicago

Developer Says Casa Aztlan Mural In Pilsen To Be Replaced - Gazette Chicago

How A Special Ambulance Is Helping Treating Stroke Patients Faster - Chicago Daily Herald

Planned Warehouses Could Bring Thousands Of Jobs To Pullman - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Startup Raises Investment For Aftermarket Auto Warranty Business - Crain’s Chicago Business

Renegade Craft Fair Returns To Division Street This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Seat Belts, Cell Phones Most Cited In Evanston Labor Day Weekend Traffic Crackdown - Evanston Now

Traffic Shift Starts Tuesday For Ramp Work On I-290 Near Itasca - Chicago Sun-Times

Harlem Avenue Lane Closure To Begin Wednesday In Harwood Heights - Chicago Sun-Times

Suburban Truck Pull, Police Vehicle Show, Food Truck Event This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald

Just One Demand For Rosement Owner: A Garage Long Enough For His 1963 Cadillac Fleetwood - Chicago Daily Herald

Public Access To ’Breathtaking’ Ethel’s Woods Preserve Getting Closer - Chicago Daily Herald

Culling Millions Of Pounds Of Asian Carp Helps Keep Lake Michigan Clean - Illinois News Network

Wisconsin Bill Would Strip Repeat Drunken Drivers Of Their Licenses For At Least A Decade - Chicago Tribune

Indiana State Police Report A Startling Number Of Stopped Emergency Vehicles Getting Hit - CBS 22 South Bend

Merrillville Scrap Yard Owner Plants Cars To Drive Business - Chicago Tribune

London-Bound Flight From O’Hare Grounded After Engine Shut Down - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Set To Raise Airport Workers’ Pay, Clear Path To A Union - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Airport Noise Windows Stink - Chicago Tribune

Not All Federal Requirements Met After Chicago-Based United Passenger Removed - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago-Based United Airlines Expects Normal Flight Operations In Houston By Friday - Chicago Tribune

Darth Preckwinkle’s Absurd Sugar Tax Will Live In Infamy - Chicago Daily Herald; When Governments Tax Too Much - Chicago Tribune; Soda Tax Opposition Spends $1.4 Million On New TV Ads - Chicago Tribune; Businesses In Cook County Urge Repeal Of Soda Tax - Northern Illinois Public Radio

Lyft Driver Charged With Pointing Gun At Passengers In Lake View - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Sexually Assaulted Girl, 12, After Forcing Her Into Van - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Found With Heroin, Cocaine During Traffic Stop On I-57 - Chicago Sun-Times

Burglar Targets Unlocked Garages In Mount Greenwood - DNA Chicago

String Of Garage Burglaries Reported On Far South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Stolen SUV Used To Break Into Car Dealership In Goose Island - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Seek Suspect In Aurora Vehicle Burglary - Chicago Sun-Times

No One Injured After Fire Spreads To 2 Garages, Home In Logan Square - Chicago Sun-Times

‘Bucket List’ Arson Of Vehicle In Elgin Lands Man In Prison For 3 Years - Chicago Daily Herald

Chiraq Report – Labor Day Weekend Shootings Kill 7 People, Wound 42 - DNA Chicago

Man Found Fatally Shot In Car In Washington Heights - DNA Chicago

Little Village Drive-By Shooting Leaves Teen Girl, Two Men Wounded - DNA Chicago

Man, Woman Seriously Hurt In West Garfield Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

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

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

Man Shot While Driving In Fernwood - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot, Critically Wounded While Driving In Austin - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot While Trying To Change Tire On Eisenhower Near Hillside - Chicago Sun-Times

Near West Side Crash On Madison St. Leaves Driver In Grave Condition, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Motorcyclist Killed In Kennedy Expressway Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Men Injured When Van Flips, Rolls Into Bus Shelter On Near West Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies Following Austin Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies Trying To Help Woman Get Onto Bridge, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Head-On Crash Causes Delays In Batavia - Chicago Daily Herald

Antioch Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On I-80 Near Joliet - Chicago Sun-Times

32-Year-Old Man Killed In Maywood Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In St. Charles Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies After Being Pulled From SUV In Orland Park Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Louisiana Man Killed In NW Indiana Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Car In Hammond - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Drunken Driver Struck Vehicle In Riverside Police Parking Lot - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Drunk Driver Fell Asleep At Wheel Waiting For Passing Train - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies After Being Trapped Under Vehicle In Crete - Chicago Sun-Times

Traffic Control Aide Injured When Hand Struck By CTA Bus In Lake View - Chicago Sun-Times

CTA Offers Free Train, Bus Rides For First Day Of School - NBC 5 Chicago

Thousands Of Bus Stop Signs For The Blind Are Coming To The CTA - DNA Chicago

10 Of The Most Instagrammable CTA Stations All Around Chicago - DNA Chicago

Bit Of Chicago Movie History Goes With Randolph/Wabash L Stop Closing - Chicago Sun-Times – Sandra Bullock And Peter Gallagher’s Hair-Raising ‘Meet Cute’ On The CTA Tracks, In ‘While You Were Sleeping’

Long-Vacant Home Demolished Near Metra Tracks In Morgan Park - DNA Chicago

Metra Train Strikes Vehicle In Woodstock - Chicago Sun-Times

September Events On The Lakefront Trail - Active Transportation Alliance

Bikers Beware Of Slippery Algae On The Lakefront Trail - Chainlink

Comparing CPS Safe Passage Routes And Shootings - Chicago Tribune

Bicycle Thieves Beware: University Of Illinois Police Using Anti-Theft Bikes - University Of Illinois

Paper Parking Tickets Are On Their Way Out - USA TODAY

Harvey Brings Sticker Shock To Gas Pumps - Gas Buddy; Hurricane Harvey Puts Squeeze On Oil Supply Chain - The Hill; Will Economy Take A Hit - The Hill; Key Pipeline Returns To Service After Harvey Shutdown - The Hill

The Ethanol Tax - National Motorists Association Blog

EPA’s Scott Pruitt’s Push To Roll Back Vehicle Emission Standards - Portland Press Herald

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence’s — And It’s All About Privatization - Newsweek

Paying For Highway Infrastructure Is Problematic - Adirondack Daily Enterprise

The High Cost Of Free Parking - Infrastructure USA

Iowa Lawmakers Oppose Textalyzer Technology - The Cedar Rapids Gazette

The Problems With Driver Monitoring Technology - National Motorists Association Blog

Cars Loaded With Safety Features, But Drivers Still Required - Kinston NC Free Press

Apps To Provide Peace Of Mind With A Teenager Behind The Wheel - The New York Times

Clearing The Red Tape For Driverless Cars Cuts Both Ways - PT Online

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Will Create Winners And Losers In Transport Industries - Gov Tech

Millions Of Automated Cars Could Soon Be On The Road - Inside Unmanned Systems

So You Want To Buy An Electric Car? It Requires Some Planning - NPR

You Next Car Will Connect To Everything - Tech Digg

DHS’ Heavy Handed  Border Screening Of Drivers - National Motorists Association Newsletter

Honda Reaches $605 Million U.S. Settlement Over Takata Airbags - Auto News

Federal Judge Says States Can’t Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions Cheating - Courthouse News

Jaguar’s Steering Wheel Of The Future Revolves Around AI - Yahoo Finance

This New Smart Car Concept Proves Why Americans Hate Smart Cars - Gears Of Biz

Magna’s New Self-Driving System Is Easy For Automakers To Integrate Into Their Designs - The Car Connection

Google’s New Street View Cameras Help AI Map The Real World - Engadget

In A High-Tech World, Car Designers Still Rely On Clay - The Washington Post

Best New Vehicles For Traveling With Dogs - Chicago Tribune

How To Deal With Flooded Cars In Harvey’s Wake - Washington Post

How To Regain Control During A Tire Blowout - The News Wheel

How Long Should A New Set Of Tires Last - Car And Driver

5 Things to Know About Oil Changes for Your Car - Consumer Reports

Car Killers: 10 Car Problems That Are Not Worth Fixing - The Cheat Sheet

10 Things You Should Never Do After a Car Accident - The Cheat Sheet

New Cars Offer No Good Space To Store A Purse - Chicago Tribune

10 Forgotten Automakers That No One Remembers Anymore - The Cheat Sheet

Many Of The Deaths From Hurricane Harvey Happened When Drivers Lost Control On Water-Logged Roads - ABC News

A Persistent Case Of An Abusive Traffic Stop In Ferguson Raises Doubts About Reform - The New York Times

Utah Hospital Imposes New Policy In Response To Nurse’s Manhandling And Arrest Following Refusal To Blood Test Crash Victim - Chicago Tribune

Police: Man Murders College Student, Transports Body In ‘Lyft’ - ABC 7 NY

TSA Airport Plan Would Let Non-Fliers Past Security - Crain’s Chicago Business

A Right to the Road: Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety - Infrastructure USA



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

  1. Jeff says:

    Sorry, Ald. Beale. Regulating Uber And Lyft Surge Pricing Would Hurt Consumers – Chicago Tribune

    Seems like some of the Uber surge pricing during emergency situations might run afoul of existing state law on price gouging.

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