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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Drivers Call Suburban Crestwood Red Light Camera Intersection ‘Confusing,’ ‘A Trap’ (Video Report) - Yahoo News

Protesters Block Part Of Lake Shore Drive After Police Remove Homeless People’s Tents - NBC 5 Chicago; Viaduct Work Needed On North Side, But Where Will Homeless Go - Chicago Sun-Times

Plan To Fingerprint Ride-Hailing Drivers, Curb Surge Pricing Stalls - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago’s Lily-White Vision Zero Car-Hater-Club Gets An Earful From South/West Siders, Regarding Their Support For Overzealous Traffic Enforcement - Chicago Streetsblog

Transportation Funding For Sanctuary Cities/States Like Chicago/Illinois Stripped In Late House Vote - Washington Examiner

Are Northbrook-Based Allstate And Bloomington-Based State Farm Ready For The Back-To-Back Hit Of Harvey And Irma Auto Claims - Crain’s Chicago Business

Illinois Secretary Of State Warns About Flood-Damaged Cars - Chicago Daily Herald

No Public Alert Issued After Man Is Pushed Onto Loop Subway Tracks - Chicago Tribune

The Latest In Nutty Anti-Car Ideas — Make Michigan Avenue One Way To Make Room For Outdoor Dining - Curbed

Rahm Thinks He Can Bring Amazon Here To Chicago; Where Could They Build, And Why Chicago At All - Crain’s Chicago BusinessCrain’s Chicago BusinessCrain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Sun-TimesChicagoistChicago TribuneChicago TribuneDNA Chicago

Obama Foundation Will Hold Yet Another Meeting To Explain Why Cornell Drive Must Be Closed To Make Way For The Obama Sledding Hill - Curbed Chicago

PAWS Chicago Rescued Dozens Of Animals From Houston. Here’s How You Can Help - Chicagoist

Illinois Volunteers Who Drove Down To Texas With Harvey Relief Supplies Get Rude Reception - New York Post

This Massive Noble Square Mural Might Be Just What Chicago Needs Right Now - DNA Chicago

Chicago Street Fairs Weekend - Redeye

Streets Alive Festival To Take Over Main Street In Evanston Sunday - Evanston Now

Bartlett Heritage Days Includes Car Show - Chicago Daily Herald

Controversial Batavia Apartments Plan Clears Big Hurdle After Addressing Parking, Traffic, Sidewalk Issues - Chicago Daily Herald

Indiana Toll Road Deal Getting It Right - South Bend Tribune

MITCHELL: Cook County’s Soda Tax Is Still Difficult To Swallow - Chicago Sun-Times; Want That Refill? Sweetened Beverage Tax Forcing Businesses, Consumers To Make Tough Choices - Chicago Tribune

The March Of The Millennials – Out Of Illinois - Illinois Policy Institute

Girl, 15, Sexually Assaulted By Attackers Following Her In Car, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Cops: Man Choked, Sexually Abused Woman Stranded In Car In Robbins - Chicago Sun-Times

Family Mourns Eagle Scout Mysteriously Found Dead Near His Abandoned Car In Woodstock - Chicago Tribune

Carjackers Fire Gun While Taking Truck, Crash Into 4 Parked Cars: Police - DNA Chicago

Unlocked Cars Stolen On Devon, Then Used In Crimes, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Police: Vehicle Thefts Reported In Irving Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Two Vehicles Damaged In Downers Grove Garage Fire - Chicago Sun-Times

Attorneys Ask To Withdraw From Defending Driver Man Charged With Kidnapping Chinese Scholar At U Of I - Chicago Tribune

Aurora Improperly Withheld Video Of Traffic Stop Before Death Of Aurora Teen, State Rules - Chicago Tribune

Daytime Dan Ryan Shooting Shuts Down All Inbound Lanes - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 18, Wounded In Humboldt Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Clips CPD Squad Car, Hits 3 Parked Cars In Norwood Park, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Killed, 2 Injured In DeKalb Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana Man Dies After Crashing Into Truck On I-80 - Chicago Daily Herald

Deadbeat Illinois Owes $43M To Union Pacific Railroad - Crain’s Chicago Business

Suburban Biking/Walking/Transit News - Active Transportation Alliance

2 Robbers On Bikes Man, Teenager Charged With Violent Robbery Of Boy, 15, In Evanston - Chicago Sun-Times

Greens Sue Trump Officials Over Delayed Auto Efficiency Penalties - The Hill

U.S. Lawmakers Move To Halt Truck Speed Limiters - Go By Truck

Des Moines, Iowa Busted For Violating Its Own Laws In Adjudicating Speed Camera Ticket - The Newspaper

Utah Wants To Launch Pilot Project To Tax Motorists For Miles Traveled Instead Of At The Pump - The Salt Lake Tribune

Hurricane Irma Is Having An Extraordinary Impact At Florida’s Gas Stations - CNBC; Heavy Traffic On Highways As People Flee Florida Ahead Of Irma - NBC 5 Palm Beach

An Army Of Tow Trucks Tackles Houston’s Flood-Damaged Cars - Auto News; Hurricane Harvey: The Worst Disaster For Automobiles Ever - The Hill; ‘Sticker Shock’ For Harvey Victims: Used-Car Prices At Record High - Fox Business; Crews To Begin Pumping Water From Flooded Houston’s West Beltway - ABC 13 Houston

Smart fortwo Car Fire Investigation Upgraded By Feds - Car Complaints

Volkswagen Faces New Round Of Dieselgate Lawsuits - The Car Connection

House Unanimously Approves Proposal To Deploy Self-Driving Cars, And Not Everyone’s Happy - The Truth About Cars

Driverless Cars Legislation Passes With Few Concerns For Mass Labor Displacement - District Sentinel

Senate Will Consider Legislation For Self-Driving Trucks - Engadget

Lyft Will Partner With A Startup Born Out Of Stanford On Self-Driving Cars - Business Insider

Driverless Car Infrastructure Isn’t Going To Be Free - Washington Examiner

How Electric Vehicles Are Changing The Auto Landscape - Forbes

China Takes Lead In EV Deployment, According To New Measure - Auto News

This Carbon Fiber Platform Is the Foundation of Future Electric Cars - Flipboard

The Death Of The Car Show - Business Insider

Will You Be Ridesharing Your Corvette In The Future - Super Chevy

Car Haters Still Pushing For Congestion Pricing Of Roads That Drivers Have Already Paid For - National Resources Defense Council

Watch As Texas Woman Slips Handcuffs, Swipes Police Car For 100 Mph - Auto Blog

California Woman Confronts Dealership Employee For Taking Her Limited Edition Car On Joyride - Fox News

Motorists Believe Distracted Driving Dangerous, But Some Think They’re Good At It - Body Shop Business

5 Canned Cocktails Perfect For Tailgating - Chicago Tribune

House Defeats Conservative Effort To Defund Amtrak - The Hill

Airlines Brace For More Chaos Ahead Of Hurricane Irma - Nightly Business Report; Some Airlines Capping Fares At $99 As American Begins Service Shut Down - Chicago Tribune – Other Airlines Gouging Passengers - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    The Latest In Nutty Anti-Car Ideas — Make Michigan Avenue One Way To Make Room For Outdoor Dining – Curbed
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    WTF? Every single businessowner on Michigan Avenue would scream bloody murder if they tried this nonsense

  2. Jeff says:

    Protesters Block Part Of Lake Shore Drive After Police Remove Homeless People’s Tents – NBC 5 Chicago; Viaduct Work Needed On North Side, But Where Will Homeless Go – Chicago Sun-Times
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    While I usually hate street blocking protests, I sympathize with this one. Rahm is giving these folks the “bum’s rush” and blaming in on the need for a bike lane. What a craven cowardly piece of shit.

  3. Jeff says:

    Transportation Funding For Sanctuary Cities/States Like Chicago/Illinois Stripped In Late House Vote – Washington Examiner
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    Ooops – the government gravy train for CTA/CDOT/Metra/RTA/Pace/IDOT might get derailed at last.

  4. venus velvet says:

    I like to imagine Slow Roll are deep cover driving advocates trolling Vision Zero at their own game.

  5. Jeff says:

    venus velvet says:
    September 9, 2017 at 11:41 pm
    I like to imagine Slow Roll are deep cover driving advocates trolling Vision Zero at their own game.
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    The blind hatred of cars and drivers espoused by Streetsblog and Active Transportation Alliance does not sell at all on the South/West Sides.

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