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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, September 22nd, 2017

1st Fall ‘Boat Run’ Bridge Lift Planned For Saturday On Chicago River - Chicago Sun-Times

Prepare For Traffic Headaches On Sunday With Bears-Steelers And Chicago Half Marathon - Chicago Tribune

DUI Crackdowns On S. SideS.E. Side This Weekend

IDOT Approves Red Light Cameras For Already Safe Intersections - Chicago Tribune

Lincoln Towing Hauls Author’s Car Away From Her Book Launch Party - DNA Chicago

Editorial: Take Highway Work-Zone Safety Seriously - Chicago Daily Herald

Rail Safety Week To See Enforcement, Education Efforts By Police - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois State Rep. Dan Brady Wants To Hike Gas Taxes - Illinois Policy Institute; Editorial: Gas Tax May Be Pure Pork - Chicago Tribune

New Illinois Auto, New Forfeiture Rules Welcome - Champaign News-Gazette

Citing ‘Racism,’ Petition Says City Shouldn’t Use Police To Enforce New Traffic Safety Plan - ChicagoistSlow Roll ChicagoChange.org; City Tries To Sell Its Anti-Car Vision Zero Program On The West Side - Chicago Reader

Voodoo Traffic Engineering – Active Transportation Alliance Blames Highway Improvement For Job Losses - Chicago Reporter

Make Obama Center Put Its Promises In Writing, Activists Urge City - DNA ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Jackson Park Golf Course and Obama Center Meetings Both Set For Monday - DNA Chicago

Future Looks Bleak For Cabbies As Rides Dip 41 Percent: ‘The Worst It’s Ever Been’ - DNA Chicago; Suffering Taxi Industry Finds Hope In City’s Cab-Hailing Apps - DNA Chicago

Protesters Erect Tent In Uptown Alderman’s Yard To Blast Displacement Of The Homeless - Chicagoist; Homelessness Is Preventable — If Chicago Invests In The Right Programs - Chicago Tribune

Jefferson Park Car Cater Club Planning To Stack The Vote On Ward Infrastructure - Nadig Newspapers

Susana Mendoza Might Have Just Won Her Next Election, After Confronting Notorious Driver John ‘Quarters’ Boyle In Wild Hit And Run Incident - Chicago Reader

If You’re Late Paying Those Higher Auto Premiums, Allstate Now Will Ding You - Crain’s Chicago Business

Couple Who Launched Nonprofit To Cover Hospital Parking Extend Program To Prentice Women’s Hospital - Chicago Tribune

Allstate Expects To Lose Nearly $600 M From Hurricane Harvey Auto, Home Losses - Crain’s Chicago Business

Amazon’s Impact On Seattle, And Potential In Chicago - Crain’s Chicago Business; Bike Lanes May Aid Chicago Efforts To Woo Amazon - People For Bikes; Illinois’ Pension Debt Could Sink Amazon Chances - Illinois News Network; The Illinois Pension Savings Lie - Illinois News Network; S. Side Site Suggestion - Chicago Sun-Times; How Big A Deal? Amazon’s Massive HQ2 In Chicago Scale - Chicago Tribune; Chicago Dreams Of Amazon - Chicago Tribune

Jewel Parent Albertson’s Takes Cue From Amazon With Meal-Kit Delivery Deal - Crain’s Chicago Business

How Chicago Based Grubhub Just Made Online Ordering A Breeze for Restaurants - Chicago Now

WTF: Chicago Is More Popular With Tourists Than Ever - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago Based Truck Maker Caterpillar’s New CEO Has A Strategy That Can Be Summed Up In One Word - Crain’s Chicago Business

A Rail Showdown On Goose Island – News - Crain’s Chicago Business; Mars Food Moves North American HQ To Goose Island - Chicago Tribune

That Time The Chicago Marathon Director Pushed Porta-Johns Down Lake Shore Drive - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago’s Transportation Mistakes (Letting Developers Dump Parking Problems On Neighborhood Streets With Transit Oriented DevelopmentThe Anarchy On Argyle Streetscape Where No One Can Figure Out Where To Walk, Drive, Or Park, And The 3 Mile An Hour Loop Link Bus Boondoggle) Get Recognized In Dubious, Misinformed Listicle - Curbed Chicago

Open Thread — What Are Chicago’s Biggest Transit Mistakes And Missed Opportunities - Curbed Chicago

More Transit-Oriented Apartments Headed To Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood - Curbed Chicago

West Loop Hotel Tower, Library Among Projects Approved By The Chicago Plan Commission - Curbed Chicago

Board Approves Special Use Extensions For Planned Mosque On NW Side Despite Traffic Concerns - Nadig Newspapers

Not Your Dad’s Western Ave.: Trendy Bars, Shops Bring New Flavor To Beverly - DNA Chicago

Dog Poop Blamed For Rat Infestation In Mount Greenwood - DNA Chicago

Creator Of ‘Hamilton’ Musical Attends Chicago Performance With The Puerto Rican Terrorist Who Was Given An Honorary Street Name In Chicago - Chicago Tribune

2017 Edgewater Arts Festival This Weekend On Granville; Uptown Garden Walk Sunday; Oui Run 5K On North Side Sunday Means ‘No Parking’ Zones, Street Closures - DNA Chicago; Lincoln Avenue Craft Beer Shops Host Fall Crawl On Saturday - DNA Chicago; Get Your Car Washed At Welles Park To Raise Funds For Hurricane Relief - DNA Chicago

Chicago’s Own Mount Rushmore? Huge Mural Will Honor Iconic Chicago Women - DNA Chicago

Chicago’s First Police Dog Was Buried In Six Corners 112 Years Ago - DNA Chicago

Could You Build This? New Ideas For Tribune Tower Once Again Surprise, Delight And Provoke - Chicago Tribune

Glass Tile Artwork Restored, Returned To Riverfront - Loop North News

Will Chase Investment Work For Chicago - Chicago Tribune; Who Else In Investing - Chicago Tribune

O’Hare Climbs In Airport Ratings - Chicago Sun-Times

A Complete Guide From O’Hare To Millennium Park Via Public Transit - Curbed Chicago

Chicago Based Boeing’s Defense Play - Nightly Business Report; Boeing Lands $11 Billion 787 Deal From Resurgent Turkish Air - Bloomberg

Des Plaines Committee To Study Replacing Red Light Cameras - Journal Online

Full Interchange At Route 47 And I-88 Moves Ahead - Chicago Daily Herald

I-90 Improvements Deliver Huge Benefit - Chicago Daily Herald

Lombard Mayor: Village Hearing Billboard Concerns ‘Loud And Clear’ - Chicago Daily Herald

Lombard Seeking Ways To Spur Redevelopment Around Yorktown, Butterfield Road, May Include TIF For Roads, Infrastructure - Chicago Daily Herald

Editorial: It’s Time Suburbs End Their Bans On Ice Cream Trucks - Chicago Daily Herald

Once Frequented By Capone, Hideaway Has Uncertain Future In Kane County, After Objections Raised Over Traffic, Delivery Trucks, Drunk Driving - Chicago Tribune

3 Weekends Of I-55 Lane Closures Start Saturday In Bolingbrook - Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana State Police Announce Seat Belt Blitz Sept. 24-30 - Patch Indianapolis

Cook County Soda Pop Tax Target Of Mike Madigan Actions - Crain’s Chicago Business; Darth Preckwinkle Underestimated Pushback On Soda Tax, And Now Its Days May Be Numbered - Chicago Now; Cook County’s ‘Health’ Lie, In Black And White - Chicago Tribune; Shoppers Run For The Border To Escape Soda Tax - Chicago Sun-Times; Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper Give Campaign Cash In Soda Tax Fight - Chicago Tribune; Toni Has A Challenger - Nadig Newspapers

Why Is Madigan Still In Office - Illinois News Network; Madigan’s Legacy - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Police Union Has Petitioned To Block Updates To CPD’s Use-Of-Force Policy - Chicagoist

Girl, 14, Escapes Driver In Ski Mask Who Tried To Kidnap Her, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Chicago Man Charged With Stealing Wheaton Couple’s Car At Gunpoint Bond For A Chicago Man Accused - Chicago Daily Herald

Aurora Police Seek Help Finding Suspects In Shooting That Hit Car, Garage - Chicago Daily Herald

Car Chased And Shots Fired Along I-65 And I-80/94 In Northwest Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

36-Year-Old Man Wounded In Washington Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, Teenage Boy Hurt In Little Village Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Seriously Wounded In Drive-By Shooting On Far South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Parents Of Woman Killed In 2015 Crash On Kennedy Expressway Sue Driver - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged For Fatal August Crash In Elmhurst - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Killed, Another Critically Injured In Brighton Park Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

16-Year-Old Girl Killed, 2 Injured In Robbins Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Killed When Semi Trucks Collide In Kankakee County - Chicago Sun-Times

Bourbonnais Man Killed In Glencoe Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Tribune

Woman Killed In Portage Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Commentary: The Elevated Loop, A Chicago Landmark In Everything But Name - Chicago Tribune

Streetsblog Cheers $200M CTA Wilson Station’s Gold-Plated Boondoggle Rehab - Chicago Streetsblog

Designs Revealed For Low-Line Project Planned Under ‘L’ Tracks - DNA Chicago

A Loop At Blue Line Apartments - Curbed Chicago

New Food Incubator Project Ready To Break Ground On Chicago’s West Side Next To Green Line - Curbed Chicago

Delightfully Retro CTA Clip Highlights Agency’s Move To Videotape - Curbed Chicago

EDITORIAL – Dig Deeper, Metra Riders. Another Year, Another Fare Hike - Chicago Tribune

Pullman Needs Bike Lanes, Divvy And Better Public Transit, New Plan Says - DNA Chicago

Bike-Only Path From North to Fullerton Is Almost Finished - Chicago Streestsblog

Video Shows South Loop Thief Hopping Fence, Swiping $300 Bike - DNA Chicago

New Trails, More Parking Planned For Carpentersville Bike Park - Chicago Daily Herald

A Walk Through The Chicago Pedway - Curbed Chicago

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Obama-Era Fracking Rule - The Hill

Iowa Supreme Court Hears Speed Camera Due Process Complaints - The Newspaper

Florida Supreme Court Says Police May Detain Innocent Passengers - The Newspaper

Drivers, Traffic Stops, And The Constitution - National Motorists Association Blog

Textalyzer Remains Under Review In NY - NBC 2 Buffalo

Police Use Of ‘Stingray’ Cellphone Tracker Requires Search Warrant, Appeals Court Rules - Chicago Tribune

After Utah Nurse’s Arrest, Lawmakers Will Draft A Bill On Officers Drawing Blood Without Driver Consent - Governing

Busy Tijuana US/Mexico Border Crossing To Close This Weekend - Yahoo News

National Council On Disability Letter To Senate Commerce Committee On Autonomous Vehicle Discussion Draft - National Council On Disability

Finally, A Driverless Car With Some Common Sense - Technology Review

Editorial: We Need People in the Driver’s Seat of Autonomous Vehicle Policy - Aspen Institute

Self-Driving Cars Will Kill People. Who Decides Who Dies - WIRED

Self-Driving Cars Face Psychological Speed Bumps - Psychological Science

Editorial: Cyber Attacks Pose Roadblock For Driverless Cars - Forbes

Investors Fear Driverless Cars Will Make Breathalyzers Obsolete - New York Post

Electric Driverless Concept Car Becomes A Spare Room When It?s Not On The Road - Curbed

Tesla And AMD Might Be Working Together On A Custom AI Chip - Forbes

Waymo Seeks $2.6 Billion In Damages From Uber For Alleged Use Of One Self-Drive Trade Secret - Los Angeles Times

Autonomous Truck Startup TuSimple’s Plan to Eliminate Drivers - Trucks

Mercedes Is Spending $1 Billion To Go Electric In Alabama - CNNMoney

Plug-In Hybrids Emit MORE CO2 Than Diesels, Report Finds - Motoring Research

How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since iPhone - Bloomberg

Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication Tech Going Nowhere - Digital Journal

Baby Boomers, Not Millennials, Most Influence The Auto Industry - Chicago Tribune

Mazda 6 Recalled; Wiring Short Can Knock Out Power Steering - ABC News

VW Drivers Claim Company Didn’t Warn Them That Sunroofs May Spontaneously Explode - Consumerist

50,000 Chrysler Pacificas Recalled for Seatbelts Unlatching During ‘Extreme Handling’ - Car And Driver

Ford, Microsoft Pioneer Mixed-Reality Design - Ward’s Auto

Mercedes Is Building Smarter Headlights For Its Cars Of The Future - Engadget

Delphi: Auto Industry Must Go Digital Or Die - Ward’s Auto

Backed Into A Corner, Uber Allows Users To Opt Out Of ‘Always On’ Location Tracking - The Verge

Uber Class-Action Waivers Invalid, Labor Watchdog Tells Federal Appeals Court - Courthouse News

AAA Says Truck Safety Tech Could Stop 63000 Crashes, 293 Deaths Annually - Trucks

Maria Makes Roads Impassable In Puerto Rico - Governing

In Houston, Low-Income Residents Struggle After Losing Vehicles In Floods - Texas Tribune

Amazon Eyes Mail-Order Drug Business - Crain’s Chicago Business; Amazon May Deliver Chipotle And Five Guys Right To Your Front Door - Engadget

Walmart Wants To Deliver Groceries Straight To Your Fridge - Engadget

Target Expands Its Next-Day Delivery Service, Now Reaches 70+ Million Customers - TechCrunch

‘I Can’t Fight It’: Michigan Car Collector Forced To Clear Over 200 Vehicles From His Land - Chicago Tribune

Driver Without License, Lyft Account Avoids Charges In Girl’s Death After Accident - New York Post

Flaming Pumpkins Jam Traffic On Florida Highway - Chicago Tribune

The Test Drive Is Critical When You’re Buying A New Car - Auto Blog

Seat Check Saturday Aims To Fix What Most Parents Get Wrong - Chicago Tribune

Safety Board: Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea Involved In Two NY Train Crashes - The Hill

Trump’s Travel Ban Set To Expire, Forcing Decision On Vetting - The Hill;

Trump Weighs More Targeted Travel Ban - The Hill

House To Vote On Short-Term Aviation Bill With Flood Provisions - The Hill

GM Workers Strike In Canada - Nightly Business Report

Black Cab Drivers Across London Have Welcomed The Decision From London’s Transport Regulator Not To Renew Uber’s License In The City - TIME

Greenpeace Storms UK Port And Seizes Boat Full Of VW Diesel Cars - Metro

Cyclists Who Mow Down Pedestrians Face 14 Years Behind Bars In Major Government Overhaul Of Laws Governing The Mode Of Transport - Daily Mail


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

  1. Jeff says:

    Black Cab Drivers Across London Have Welcomed The Decision From London’s Transport Regulator Not To Renew Uber’s License In The City – TIME


    Big loss for Uber, and specially if other cities follow

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