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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, September 14th, 2017

You Can Now Schedule A Ride On Fixed-Route Lyft Shuttles 7 Days In Advance - DNA Chicago

Chicago Motorbike Patrolman Killed in 1914 Accident Will Finally Be Honored At Memorial Wall - Chicago Sun-Times

An Aerial View Of CDOT’s Mis-Engineered Traffic Choke Point In Wicker Park - Chicago Streetsblog; CDOT Slip Lane Removals Make It An Even More Dangerous Intersection; Displace Scarce Parking Spots And Loading Zones For Local Businesses - DNA Chicago

Activists Camp Out For Spot To Voice Concern Over Obama Center - Chicago Sun -Times; Obama Will Try To Sell The Neighborhood On Why He Needs To Shut Down Their Streets For A Sledding Hill - DNA Chicago

Could Chicago To Pittsburgh Route Be In The Future For Hyperloop Transportation - PR Newswire

RTA Head Kirk Dillard Says Transportation Will Lure Amazon Here - Chicago Sun-Times; Will Illinois, Chicago Anti-Business Policies Kill Any Chance To Lure Amazon Here - Illinois News Network; What Chicago Site Might Win Amazon Sweepstakes? Here Are 6 - Chicago Sun-Times; Luring Amazon To Chicago Will Include A Full-Court Press From Rahm Emanuel - DNA ChicagoChicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune; What Would Amazon Do To Chicago’s Housing Market - Crain’s Chicago Business; Local Start Up Goes Up Against Amazon - Crain’s Chicago Business; Big Cities Aren’t Better in Amazon’s Contest - Bloomberg

Chicago Architecture Biennial To Return With Trib Tower Redesigns, More Starting This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Edgewater TOD Will Have Even Fewer Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

Morgan Street Will Deliver Another 175,000 Square Feet Of New Office Space For The Hot West Loop, Plus Parking For 50 Cars, 50 Bikes - Curbed Chicago

New Parson’s Chicken In Lincoln Park Gets Thumbs-Up For Garage Conversion - DNA Chicago

Lawrence Avenue Redevelopment Of Sears Will Reopen Windows Were Once Closed Over - DNA Chicago

Luxury Condos To Rise On Site Of Former Auto Body - Curbed Chicago

City To Unload Hundreds More $1 Vacant Lots - Curbed Chicago

Street Artist Is Lending His Talents To The Chicago Bears’ Mural Project - DNA Chicago

New West Ridge Park That Replaces Parking Lot Will Be Named For Late Ald. Bernard ‘Berny’ Stone – Who Infamously Wanted To Build A Wall Along Howard Street Between Chicago And Evanston - DNA Chicago

Chicago Street Fests This Weekend Include Food Trucks At Independence Park Beer Event - Redeye; West Loop Art Fair This Weekend Will Leave Behind ‘We All Live Here’ Mural - DNA Chicago

O’Hare Customs Agent Stole $5,000 From Passenger, Jury Finds - DNA Chicago

Evanston Plan Commission Approves Controversial Transit Oriented Project - Evanston Now

Ash Trees — Which Once Lined Streets And Parks Across The Chicago Area — Are On The Brink Of Extinction After Years Of Decimation By The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle - Chicago Daily Herald

Cook County Holding Hearing Thursday On Busse Road Improvements - Chicago Daily Herald

East West Dundee Holding Car Shows This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald

Escaped Kangaroo Captured On Wisconsin Highway - Chicago Daily Herald

4 Fantastic Midwest Road Trips For Fall Color - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Kill The Cook County Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; Kass: Hidden Treasures In Toni Taxwinkle’s Idiotic Pop Tax, And The Phony Toni-Paid Protesters Who Showed Up To Defend The Tax Grab - Chicago Tribune; Tribune Readers Slam Soda Tax, County Board, Preckwinkle - Chicago Tribune

Garry McCarthy Mayoral Exploratory Committee Formed - Chicago Sun-Times

9 Candidates Take Aim At Lake County Sheriff’s Seat After Towing Contract Bribery Conviction - Chicago Tribune

Thieves Targeting Dodge Caravans In Portage Park, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Police: Robber Stole Food He Ordered From Delivery Drivers On NW Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Car Chase Prompts Lockdown At Lyons Township High School - Chicago Sun-Times

Suspects Caught After Stealing U-Haul Truck In Buffalo Grove - Chicago Daily Herald

‘Hero’ Customer Shoots Robbery Suspect At Dolton Auto Parts Store: Police - Chicago Tribune

18-Year-Old Man Wounded In West Woodlawn Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

CTA: Fare Hikes Or Service Cuts A Last Resort For 2018 - CBS 2 Chicago

$25 Million Renovation Of Jefferson Park Transit Center To Begin Next Year - DNA Chicago

$17 Million Belmont Blue Line Renovation Project To Break Ground Next Year - DNA Chicago

Pace Contemplates 25-Cent Fare Hike - Chicago Daily Herald

Lake County Metra Riders Brace Themselves For ’Necessary Evil’ Of More Fare Hikes - Chicago Tribune

Consultants Suggest Rush-Hour Fee For Metra Riders - Chicago Daily Herald

Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Metra Train Near Highwood Station - Chicago Tribune

Switch From Ryan To Rails An Eye Opener - Chicago Tribune

3 Cyclists Killed In Chicago This Year, City Data Shows - DNA Chicago

‘Empire’ Director Finds Locations On Bike Trips In Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Grayslake Bike/Hike Trail Network Gets A Critical Addition - Chicago Tribune

Report: Taxes Funding US Highway Construction Aren’t Enough - Construction Dive

Editorial: Unlocking Billions Of Dollars Of Infrastructure Funding Capacity - Washington Times

Federal Agency Proposes Return Of Drug Testing Roadblocks - The Newspaper

These Are The Key Implications To The Department Of Transportation’s Revised Self-Driving Guidelines - Business Insider

US Announces Vision For Self-Driving Cars With Emphasis On Safety, Consumer Education - Inside Unmanned Systems

The Trump Administration Is Barely Regulating Self-Driving Cars. What Could Go Wrong - Slate

NHTSA Launches Self-Driving Car Education Website - Cars.com

Lots of Love for Driverless Cars, Except From One Group — The Motoring Public - Huffington Post

Do We Give Self-Driving Vehicles Too Much Credit - Chicago Tribune

Want To Teach Self-Driving Vehicles To Talk? Pretend You’re A Car Seat - WIRED; Ford Was Behind The ‘Self-Driving’ Stunt Where A Man Was Dressed Like A Car Seat - Verge

BMW Won’t Quit Steering Wheels Just Yet - Jalopnik

Samsung Steps Up Push Into Autonomous Driving Technology - Manufacturing.net

Senate Driverless-Car Bill Stuck On Trucks - National Journal

Dem Lawmakers Worry Self-Driving Trucks Could Be Used For Terror Attacks - Daily Caller

Self-Driving Cars May Be The Future Of Transportation, But What About Big Rigs - Fox 23 Tulsa

Waymo CEO Says Self-Driving Trucks May Come Before Taxi Service - San Jose Mercury News

Vehicle Makers Exploring Business Cases For Autonomy - Fleetowner

Daimler Eyes Super-Fast Electric Vehicle Charging - Engadget

Daimler’s Electric Short-Haul City Trucks Are Coming To The U.S. - TechCrunch

Segway’s Electric Scooter Offers A Ride From Your Car To Your Desk - Engadget

Senators Unveil Bill To Boost Tech-Savvy Transportation Projects - The Hill

Eaze Is Moving Into Recreational Marijuana Delivery With $27 Million In New Funding - TechCrunch

Lyft Adds More Routes And Commute Scheduling To Shuttle Service - TechCrunch

Taxi Medallions, Once a Safe Investment, Now Drag Owners Into Debt - The New York Times

Another Fatal Jeep Crash — Was The Recall Enough - Legal Reader

After Two Hurricanes, Flooded Cars An Even Bigger Issue For Buyers And Sellers - Consumer Affairs

After Irma, Reverse Migration Back To Florida Begins - ABC News; After Irma: Hundreds Of Out Traffic Lights In Tampa Bay Prompt Close-Calls, Accidents And Frustrated Drivers - Tampa Bay Times; Florida Continues Toll-Road Suspensions As Irma Evacuees Return - Equipment World

Here Is Why The Speedometer Of A Car Goes Beyond The Legal Limits - Wonderful Engineering

Mayor: Investigation Found Arrest Of Salt Lake City Nurse, Who Refused To Draw Blood From Unconscious Driver Involved In Crash, Broke Policies - U.S. News & World Report

Data Steers Drivers Ed in Safer Direction - eLearningInside News

Editorial: As Accidents Climb, A Driving Expert Gets Back To Basics - The Pueblo Chieftain

Bill To Offer Nonbinary Option On California Driver’s License Goes To Senate - ABC 10 San Diego

Census: Bike Commuting Levels Fall For Second Year In A Row - Streetsblog USA

San Mateo California Passes Resolution On Texting Pedestrians - San Jose Mercury News

What Happens When Private Bikeshare Companies Approach The Public Sector - Motherboard

GOP Chair: House To Vote On Air Traffic Control Overhaul Next Month - The Hill

The States Where A Driver’s License Won’t Work For Air Travel Next Year - Travel And Leisure


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