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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

[Otto Mobile Will Be Taking The Day Off Thursday, September 21, 2017, And Returning With The Next ‘Driver’s Side’ Column On Friday, September 22, 2017.]

Several Downtown Bridges Closing This Week For Testing - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Half Marathon Brings LSD/Street Closures, Parking Restrictions To South Side Sunday

Gov. Rauner Urges Cuts, Not Tax Increases, To Fund Construction Projects - Illinois News Network

Why Flood-Damaged Cars Are More Dangerous Than You Think, Even In Chicago - Market Watch

Uptown’s Tent City Homeless Face ‘Disarray,’ Uncertainty After Eviction From LSD Viaducts - DNA Chicago; Homeless Near Uptown Viaducts On The Move Again - Chicago Sun-Times; What Uptown Tent Cities Were Moved For - Chicago Tribune

Gov. Rauner Signs Changes To Illinois’ Asset Forfeiture Law, Limiting Ability Of Prosecutors To Seize Cars And Other Assets - Illinois News Network

Rep. Gutierrez Arrested In NY For Blocking Traffic During Trump Tower Protest - Washington Post

Illinois Medical District To Get Largest Ambulance Garage In Cook County - Crain’s Chicago Business

New Residence Hall And Academic Center On UIC Campus Will Replace Surface Parking - Curbed Chicago

Rogers Park Target Project With 111 Rental Apartments, 125 Below-Grade Vehicle Parking Spaces, Set To Rise - Curbed Chicago

Sheridan And Wilson Transit Oriented Development OKd By Plan Commission - Curbed Chicago

47 Condos Planned For Noble Square Will Have 49 Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

9-Mile ‘Portage Museum’ Along Irving Park Road Could Transform The Northwest Side - DNA Chicago

Adorable Pet Alert: These Hurricane Irma Kittens Rescued By PAWS Need Your Help - DNA Chicago; And These Puppies Are Available To Adopt Too - DNA Chicago

Bikers Must Yield To Pedestrians On Lakefront Path - Chicago Streetsblog

Biker Blogger Claims Chicago Cops Have Bias For Drivers, Against Cyclists - Chainlink

Irony In Action: Despite Being Mayor Of A City Known For No-Show, Ghost Payrollers, Rahm Touts Chicago’s ‘Midwestern Work Ethic’ In Push For Amazon HQ - DNA Chicago; IL House Republican Leader: Don’t ‘Give Away The Store’ To Amazon - Chicago Tribune; City Of Chicago Accepting Nominations For Amazon Sites - WGN 9 Chicago; Rauner Should Not Support St. Louis For Amazon Second Headquarters - Crain’s Chicago Business; Is NY Out Of The Amazon Race - Bloomberg

Illinois Gov. Rauner Expects Asia Trip To Pay Off, Including New Toyota/Mazda Plant - Crain’s Chicago Business

An Architectural Look At CHA’s Plan For Transformation - Chicago Reader

Nine New Visions For Chicago’s Riverfront From World-Class Architects - Metropolitan Planning Council

A Complete Guide To Getting To/Around Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport - Curbed Chicago

Chicago Based United’s Turnaround Wobbles After Fare War Jolts Investors - Crain’s Chicago Business

Hinsdale Continues To Battle I-294 Tollway Expansion Plans - Chicago Tribune

Bonds For Longmeadow Toll Bridge Said To Be No Risk To Kane Taxpayers - Chicago Daily Herald

Mt. Prospect Project Approved Despite Objection Over Parking Spaces - Chicago Daily Herald

Suburban Events This Weekend Include Food Truck Fests, Car Shows, Tractor Shows - Chicago Daily Herald

Cook County Sweetened Beverage Sales Continue To Decline After Darth Preckwinkle’s Tax Grab - Chicago Sun-Times; The Soda Tax Won’t Fix The Obesity Problem - Chicago Now; Soda Warnings Overblown - Chicago Daily Herald

Think You’re Paying Too Much In Property Taxes? Here’s How To Appeal - DNA Chicago

Police: Suspect Driver Exposed Himself To Teenage Girl In Hinsdale - Chicago Sun-Times

Brother And Sister Use Box Cutter To Rob Grub Hub Driver In Oak Lawn - Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana State Police: Drunken Driver Tried To Bribe Officer, Then Spit On Him - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Wounded In Marquette Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies 2 Months After Being Struck By Vehicle On West Side - Chicago Sun-Times

1 Dead, 1 Injured In I-57 Crash Near Manteno - Chicago Sun-Times

Miami Woman Killed In Winnetka Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

70-Year-Old New Lenox Man Seriously Injured In 3-Vehicle Crash - Chicago Tribune

Quincy Station One Step Away From Official Chicago Landmark Designation - Curbed Chicago

Wilson ‘L’ Station Escalator, Elevator Now Open - DNA Chicago; The CTA Wilson Stop Has A Bright, New Stationhouse; Take A Look At Its Vintage Past - Chicagoist

CTA Worker Injured After Making Contact With Third Rail Near Wilson Station On North Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Person Dies After Jumping Onto CTA Blue Line Tracks At Western - Chicago Sun-Times

No Body Found After Report Of Metra Train Hitting Pedestrian On West Side - Chicago Tribune

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Metra Train In Lisle - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago River Trail Will Improve Mental Health - Active Transportation Alliance

What We Can Expect At The Pumps This Fall - Gas Buddy

Environmental Groups Sue US Government For Delayed Gas Guzzler Fines - The News Wheel

San Francisco, Oakland File Frivolous Suit Against Oil Companies For Causing Climate Change - The Hill

Solana Beach, California Renews Contract With Redflex Despite The Lack Of Evidence Of A Safety Improvement - The Newspaper

Cops Can’t Decide Whether Drivers Are High, Rules Massachusetts High Court - Governing

Iowa Supreme Court Hears Woman’s $75 Speeding Ticket Case - ABC News

IS D.C. A Camera Speed Trap - Washington Post

U.S. Border Protection Agency Has Kept Innocent Texas Man’s Truck for Two Years, Without Ever Charging Him With a Crime - San Antonio Express-News

U.S. Push For Self-Driving Law Exposes Regulatory Divide - Reuters

Senate Must Fix Privacy Loophole in Federal Self-Driving Car Bill - Gov Tech

Autonomous Vehicles’ Future May Be Further Away, Different Than Imagined - Gov Tech

Keeping Self-Driving Cars Off The Road Is Costing American Lives - The Hill

Editorial: Americans Are Right Not To Trust Self-Driving Cars - Washington Post

You Can Now Earn A Degree In Self-Driving Cars Courtesy Of Lyft And Udacity - The Verge

Volkswagen Readies Its Robo-Fleets - Auto News Europe

How To Win In The Autonomous Taxi Space - Tech Crunch

Uber Says Waymo Wants $2.6 Billion For One Allegedly Stolen Trade Secret - Tech Crunch

BlackBerry Rises on Self-Driving Car Partnership With Delphi - CNBC

Ford Patents Retractable Table For Autonomous Cars - Automotive News

Uber Launches Internal Probe On Asia Bribery Allegations - Engadget

Utilities’ Plans To Build EV Charging Stations Denied - The Detroit News

Starting In 2020, It’s Going To Be Much Easier To Buy An EV - Engadget

This Electric Bus Can Travel 1,100 Miles, Without Recharging - Fortune

BMW: Keys To Be Replaced By Smartphone Apps - The Car Connection

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 494,000 Pickups For Fire Risk - Auto News

Fiat Chrysler, UAW Officials Accused Of Laundering Money Through Fake Hospice Center - USA TODAY

Wanna Stop Distracted Driving? Make Cars That Watch Their Humans - WIRED

Investor Likes Elon Musk Chances To Build Tunnel To Reduce Traffic - Tech Crunch

Is It Dangerous To Drive On Worn Springs - National Motorists Association Blog

Should You Buy Out Your Car Lease - Market Watch

Study: Cheap Cars Don’t Always Make Great Lease Deals - The Car Connection

Groups of Cyclists Causing Congestion and Absolute Mayhem in the Streets, Investigation Finds - Inside Edition

Why Leading Smart Cities Are Often Bike-Friendly Cities - Gov Tech

Republican Leaders Press Wary Members To Back Aviation Spinoff - The Hill; GOP Lawmaker Urges Colleagues To Support Short-Term Aviation Bill - The Hill

Airlines Pocketed $44.6 Billion In Passenger Fees, Frequent Flyer Revenues And Commissions In 2016 - Chicago Tribune

Canada To Mandate Automatic Taillights To Eliminate ‘Phantom Vehicles’ - The Car Connection

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Uptown’s Tent City Homeless Face ‘Disarray,’ Uncertainty After Eviction From LSD Viaducts – DNA Chicago; Homeless Near Uptown Viaducts On The Move Again – Chicago Sun-Times; What Uptown Tent Cities Were Moved For – Chicago Tribune
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    Rahm gives millions in TIF developers to developers of luxury buildings in the same neighborhood where he throws the homeless out of a tent city. What a god damn phony.

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