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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Active Transportation Alliance Director Cites Discredited Junk Science Theory Of Induced Demand, To Prove That Widening Roads Causes Chicago Traffic Congestion - Chicago Sun-Times; Just 2 Weeks Ago, Active Transportation Alliance Said — Also With No Scientific Evidence — That Uber Is The Cause Of Chicago Traffic Congestion – So Which Of These Twin Traffic Tall Tales Are They Going To Stick With?

Northwest Side Bridge Dedicated To Fallen Marine - CBS 2 Chicago

Suburban Crestwood Cops To Pack Trucks With Relief Supplies For Hurricane - Patch Crestwood

New Chicago ID Will Let Felons, Illegal Aliens Ride The CTA - DNA Chicago

Metra Proposes Fare Hikes Up To 20 Percent, Weekend Service Cuts - Chicago Daily Herald

Developer Woos Amazon HQ With Renamed Finkl Steel Site — Lincoln Yards - DNA Chicago; Whatever It Costs To Land Amazon’s HQ, Chicago Should Pay It - Crain’s Chicago Business; Who Will Lead Chicago’s Amazon Charm Offensive - Crain’s Chicago Business; Rauner Lobbies For 2nd Amazon HQ During Overseas Trip To China, Japan - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago; Rauner, Rahm Joining Forces In Seeking Fulfillment Through Amazon - Chicago Sun-Times; Is Chicago Weather An Advantage - Chicago Tribune; Does Boston Have Inside Track Over Chicago - Crain’s Chicago Business

Controversial Developers’ Uptown Transit Oriented Project Approved, But Businesses In Dark - DNA Chicago

United Van Lines: Chicago Tops List of Cities Residents Are Moving From: Report - NBC 5 Chicago

Trucking Industry, Lisle-Based Navistar Back U.S. Self-Driving Legislation - Business Insider

Air Force Awards $600M Contract For Initial Air Force One Design To Chicago-Based Boeing - The Hill; Boeing Bets On 787 Dreamliner, Increasing Output 17 Percent - Chicago Tribune

Deer Sightings Are On The Rise In Aurora, Causing Wrecks As Drivers Swerve - Chicago Tribune

Elmhurst Has Spent Nearly $30M To Control Street Flooding, But Many Homes Are Still In Danger - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Successful Suburban Downtowns Vital For Economy - Chicago Daily Herald

Des Plaines Fall Fest Includes Custom Car Show This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald

Crooked Preckwinkle And Her Paid-Stooges On The Cook County Board Delay Vote On Repeal Of Soda Tax Grab - Chicago Sun-TimesCrain’s Chicago BusinessDNA Chicago; Supporters, Opponents Of Soda Tax Pack County Board Meeting For Repeal Vote - Chicago Daily Herald; Preckwinkle Pushing To Protect Predatory Pop Ponzi-Scheme - Chicago Tribune; Morning Spin: 10 Key Numbers In Cook County Soda Tax Repeal Debate - Chicago Tribune; Father Pfleger Posts Opposition To Soda Tax On Facebook; Preckwinkle Blames Soda Industry For Tax Revolt - Chicago Sun-Times; A Businessowner’s Perspective - Illinois Policy Institute; Write Your Own Joke Here: Preckwinkle Set To Jump In The River Saturday - Loop North News

Riding In Jeep Stolen In Carjacking, 2 Charged With Trespassing After Crash - DNA Chicago

Armed Carjacker Steals New Dodge Charger In Hyde Park: U. of C. Police - DNA Chicago

Driver Escapes Capture After Crashing Stolen Car In Volo - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Man Found With Drugs During Traffic Stop On I-65 - Chicago Sun-Times

Ex-Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty To Lying During DUI Hearing - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Nearly A Year After Mayor Promised 1,000 More Cops, Chicago Gains 37 - Loop North News

Man Charged With DUI For Logan Square Rollover Crash That Injured 4 - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Drank Wine, Smoked Weed Before Fatal Crash Outside Church: Charges - DNA Chicago

DeKalb Man Fined For Fatal Crash - DeKalb County Chronicle

Serious Injuries In I-90 Tollway Crash Near Roselle Road - Chicago Daily Herald

Car Crashes Into Loose Coil On I-94 Near Lake Station Exit - Chicago Sun-Times

Elgin Great-Grandfather Struck By Fencing Through Windshield Dies In Ohio Freak Accident - Chicago Daily Herald

After Wiping Out, A Cyclist Wants The Park District To Address The Green Menace Along The Lakeshore - Chicago Reader

Does The Riverwalk Work As A Bike Commute Route - Chainlink

Bike Equity On The South Side - Social Justice Network

South Elgin Building Pedestrian Bridges - Chicago Tribune

What Happens If Police Officer Forces You To Unlock Your iPhone X With Your Face - Chicago Tribune

6 Rules For Rebuilding Infrastructure In An Era Of Unprecedented Weather Events - Gov Tech

US House Votes To Block Funding For EPA Oil Drilling Methane Pollution Rule - The Hill

US House Rejects Sessions Order Giving Cops More Power To Take Innocent People?s Stuff - Huffington Post

States Resist Speed Trap Transparency - The Newspaper

Your Car Could Get Slapped With The Barnacle Instead Of The Boot - Chicago Tribune; Modern Family’s Barnacle Hack - ABC

White House Backs Voluntary Rules For Autonomous Vehicles - Auto News

NHTSA Revised Automated Vehicle Policy Lacks Privacy Safeguards, Senate Considers Draft Bill - Electronic Privacy Information Center

Considerable Uncertainty Surrounds the Future of Driverless Vehicles - Gov Tech

Senators Wrestle With Including Trucks In Driverless Car Bill - The Hill

Lawmaker Fears Self-Driving Trucks Could Be Leveraged By ‘Out-Of-State Actors’ - The Hill

Teamsters Chief Hoffa: Self-Driving Trucks May Be Unsafe, Will Steal Jobs - Auto Blog

Waymo Self-Drive Trade Secrets Trial to Proceed After Uber Loses Appeal - Bloomberg

Audi Wants Autonomous Cars To Run Errands While You’re At Work - Engadget

Nebraska Tested Driverless Car Technology 60 Years Ago - Lincoln Journal Star

The Next Race For Autonomous Vehicles? Self-Driving Boats - Chicago Tribune

Daimler CEO Says Migration To EVs Should Be Left Up To Market - Auto News

Electric Delivery Trucks Carry A Host Of Benefits, Silence And Savings Among Them - Gov Tech

The Way We Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever - Bloomberg

Technology Is Changing Transportation, And Cities Should Adapt - Harvard Business Review

Why Small and Mid-Size Municipalities Don’t Fear Smart City Tech - Gov Tech

GM Puts Pieces In Place To Take On Uber - Bloomberg

Va. Police Say 2-Year Old Boy Accidentally Shot A 4-Year-Old Girl After The Children Were Left Alone In A Vehicle With An Unsecured Firearm - NBC 4 Washington DC

Prosecutors To Consider Charges In Fatal Police Shooting Of Australian Woman In Minneapolis Who Banged On Police Car - Chicago Tribune

Video Of Controversial I-70 Traffic Stop In Kansas Viewed Nearly 7M Times - Hays Post

Suburban Cleveland Cop Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Women With Sex Toy During Traffic Stop - Chicago Tribune

Recordings: Police Discuss Break For Prosecutor In Crash - Detroit Free Press

Parking Lot Prank Backfires For Mass. High School Students - Patriot Ledger

How to Prepare Your Dog for a Long Road Trip - National Motorists Association Blog

Scenic Stretch Of Cal. Highway 1 South Of Big Sur Now Won’t Be Completely Reopened Until Late Summer 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Floridians Face Long Lines For Gas After Irma - The Washington Post

Could Increased Tolling Be Solution To LA’s Traffic Problems - ABC 7 Los Angeles

Consumers The Big Winners Of Amazon-Whole Foods Merger - The Hill

DHS Faces Lawsuit Over Phone And Laptop Border Searches - Engadget

What’s Causing The Decline In Vehicle Deaths - Idaho Falls Spokesperson

Amazon HQ Criteria Include Walkability And Transit - Crain’s Chicago Business

Can Failing Bus Transit Be Saved - Transit Center

Would Smart Bikes that ‘Talk’ To Cars Offer Safer Cycling - Gov Tech

Justices Allow Trump Administration Ban On Most Refugees - Chicago Sun-Times

House Votes To Block Aircraft Sales To Iran - The Hill

Russia Revokes Parking Privileges For US Diplomats - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Active Transportation Alliance Director Cites Discredited Junk Science Theory Of Induced Demand, To Prove That Widening Roads Causes Chicago Traffic Congestion – Chicago Sun-Times; Just 2 Weeks Ago, Active Transportation Alliance Said — Also With No Scientific Evidence — That Uber Is The Cause Of Chicago Traffic Congestion – So Which Of These Twin Traffic Tall Tales Are They Going To Stick With?

    Taxpayer dollars are paying for ATA’s low-information lobbying on traffic issues.

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