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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, September 8th, 2017

DUI Crackdown Coming To The Southwest Side This Weekend - DNA Chicago

State, Federal Lawmakers Pave The Way For Self-Driving Cars In Illinois - Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois’ First Fracking Well To Be Drilled By End Of Year - Illinois News Network

Mechanics Union Accuses Dealership Group Of Labor Law Violation As Strike Continues - Chicago Tribune

Kass: Subway Story True Urban Nightmare, One The City Didn’t See Fit To Tell - Chicago Tribune; Editorial: CTA Coverup: A Man Was Pushed Onto The CTA Tracks, And The City Didn’t Alert The Public. Why Not - Chicago Tribune

Goofball Balbo Monument/Balbo Drive Protesters Have Their Facts Wrong - Chicago Sun-Times

Allstate Brings Distracted Driving Simulator To Harold Washington College - Facebook

Chicago Architecture Foundation Is Getting A New Riverfront Center - Chicagoist

This Is The Real Leadership Challenge At Chicago-Based United Airlines - Crain’s Chicago Business

How CDOT Is Lavishing Projects On Bikers, And Screwing Over All Other Road Users In Wicker Park: 2 Bus Stops Removed On Friday To Make More Room For Bikes in Wicker Park - DNA Chicago; Car Turn Lane Removed For Bike Lane - Chicago Streetsblog

Hipster Highway Housing Boom Continues - Crain’s Chicago Business

In The Face Of Rising Evictions, Legislators Continue Push For Repeal Of Illinois’s Ban On Rent Control - Chicago Reader

Norwood Park Townhouses Set To Rise After Parking, Traffic Issues Addressed - Nadig Newspapers

Controversial Joint Library/CHA Building On Taylor Gets $7 Million From City Council - DNA Chicago

Editorial: Is Your Next Pet From Houston - Chicago Tribune, Or Florida - Chicago Tribune

On Odd Billboard On The Ike - Chicago Tribune

Tavern 57 Brings Food Trucks To Wrightwood - DNA Chicago

Pump Gas Here, Donate To Bridgeport School - DNA Chicago

Throwback Music Festival In Gladstone Park This Weekend On Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago-Based Grubhub Is Not A Food Delivery Company, Says COO During Trial Over Driver Employee Status - TechCrunch

Amazon Is Chicago’s Deal To Lose - Crain’s Chicago Business; The Other Cities In Contention - Chicago Tribune; How Chicago Stacks Up - Chicago Daily Herald; How Chicago Can Win Amazon’s 50,000 Jobs - Chicago Tribune

‘River Domes’ Returning To City Winery On The Riverwalk - DNA Chicago

Protect The Great Lakes - Chicago Sun-Times

Safety Improvement Projects On Sheridan Road In Evanston - Northwestern Now

Wauconda Police Chase White Bronco On Route 12 - Chicago Daily Herald

Lake Zurich Reveals New Plans For Downtown Improvements - Chicago Daily Herald

North Naperville Neighbors Fear Traffic From Townhouse Development Trend - Chicago Daily Herald

Lombard Moving Ahead With Lighted Billboards Along I-355 Despite Residents’ Concerns - Chicago Daily Herald

Huntley Wants To Know What You Want Along I-90/Route 47 Gateway - Chicago Daily Herald

Lost Dog Found On I-65 In Hobart - Chicago Sun-Times

This SUV Got Stolen, Smashed And Tagged Before The Owner Knew It Was Gone - DNA Chicago

Man, 23, Shot During Gresham Carjacking - ABC 7 Chicago

Man Wounded In Drive-By Shooting On West Side Augusta Blvd. - Chicago Tribune

Woman Charged After Fatally Striking Pedestrian In Englewood - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Woman Charged With OWI In Blind Pedestrian’s Death In Hammond - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

CTA Orange Line Service Restored After ‘Very Small’ Electrical Issue At Western - Chicago Tribune

New Illinois Law On E-Bikes - Bike Law

Urban Trails Are Great. Let’s Make Sure They Work For Everyone - Metropolitan Planning Council

Tone Deaf Toni Taxwinkle Says Big Soda Driving Pop Tax Opposition - Chicago TribuneChicago Sun-Times; New PAC To Sweeten Kitties Of Challengers To Pop Tax Backers - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm’s Patronage Army And The Next Election - Chicago Tribune

Ex-Gov. Schwarzenegger Says Dem-Controlled States Like Illinois Just As Guilty Of Map Manipulation - Illinois News Network

Editorial: Interstate Highways Should Not Be Toll Roads - Fredericksburg Free Lance Star

Appellate Court In New Jersey Upholds The Right Of The Public To See Videos From Police Dashcams - The Newspaper

Florida Highways Are Jammed As People Try To Escape Irma - NPR; As Travelers Flee Irma, Police Shoot Man At Miami Airport - Chicago Tribune; The Latest: Some NASCAR Tracks Are Aiding Irma Evacuees - Fox News

Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: We Must Bolster Refineries And Pipelines - The Hill

Outstanding Auto Loans Hit Record $1.1 Trillion - Auto News

Consumer Groups: Subaru Owners Deserve Transmission Recall Not Extended Warranty - Forbes

How Honda Lost Its Mojo ? And The Mission To Get It Back - Reuters

Road Is Cleared For Trump To Sign Driverless-Car Bill - Boston Globe

State And Local Officials Respond To Federal Self-Driving Car Legislation - Gov Tech

Waymo And Uber Head For A Self-Driving Car Crash In Court - Bloomberg

The Auto Industry Can’t Ignore The Electric Vehicle Revolution Any Longer - Forbes

Mercedes Prepares Hydrogen Plug-In Hybrid For Frankfurt Debut - New Atlas

The Connected Car Of The Future Could Kill Off The Local Auto Repair Shop - Quartz

Auto Industry Braces For Massive Influx Of Data - Auto News

The Automotive Revolution Is Speeding Up - McKinsey & Company

First Shipment Of Repaired Ford Explorer Police Vehicles Coming To Austin - U.S. News & World Report

Ford Coins A New Term To Protect Cars From Pedestrians: ‘Petextrians’ - Ford

Report: Uber Facing Federal Investigation Into Secret Program That Tracked Lyft Drivers - The Hill

Volvo Acquires Car Valet Startup Luxe To Boost Its Digital Services Business - TechCrunch

Renting Your Car Out For Cash - Nightly Business Report

Philly Driver Shouts ‘This Is America’ To The Wrong Asian-American - Huffington Post

Researching Daydreaming Behind The Wheel - U.S. News & World Report

FBI Probing Utah Cop Who Arrested Nurse For Refusing To Draw Blood From Truck Driver Involved In Crash - Reuters

Air Traffic Control Reform Is Needed: Ex-FAA Official Grizzle – Opinion - Crain’s Chicago Business

Dems Ask Feds To Look Into Airfare Price Gouging Amid Irma Threat - The Hill

Appeals Court: Grandparents Aren’t Part Of Trump’s Travel Ban - Seattle Times

Red Cross Launches First U.S. Drone Program For Disasters - Reuters

 

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

  1. Jeff says:

    How CDOT Is Lavishing Projects On Bikers, And Screwing Over All Other Road Users In Wicker Park: 2 Bus Stops Removed On Friday To Make More Room For Bikes in Wicker Park – DNA Chicago; Car Turn Lane Removed For Bike Lane – Chicago Streetsblog
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    CDOT should be dismantled and privatized, to put an an end to agenda-driven street projects that make our streets less safe.

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