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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, September 29th, 2017

West Side Residents Reject CDOT’s Vision Zero Anti-Car Measures Like Heavy Reliance On Police Ticket Writing, Arbitrary Reduction Of Speed Limits, Bike Lane Gentrification, And Poorly Designed/Sited Speed Bumps And Other Traffic-Impeding Infrastructure - Chicago Streetsblog; Incredibly, According To CDOT Commissioner/Car-Hater-In-Chief Rebekah Scheinfeld, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRAFFIC ‘ACCIDENT,’ And Thus Drivers Are Always Automatically At Fault, Regardless Of The Actual Facts

Last Thing Chicago Needs Is More Ticket Writers - Illinois Policy Institute

Taxpayer Leeches At Active Transportation Alliance Applaud Critical Mass And Its Illegal, Dangerous Traffic Blockades In Chicago - Active Transportation Alliance

DUI Crackdown Coming Downtown This Weekend - DNA Chicago; DUI Checkpoint Planned In Grand Crossing This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Filming Of A Car Commercial Is Scheduled To Shut Down Clark Street Saturday Morning In The Loop - DNA Chicago

No I-PASS Transponder In Your Car? You’re Going To Pay Double In 3 Months - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois’ Next Tax Hike Could Mean Pain At The Pump - Illinois Policy Institute; State Senator Opposes Gas Tax Hike - Illinois Policy Institute

Uber’s Chicago Drivers Earned $210M Through August, Company Says - Chicago Sun-Times; Company May Face More Regulations Here, Unless Rahm Runs Interference (Again) For His Brother/Uber Principal Investor, Ari Emanuel - Chicago Sun-Times

City Council Won’t Make Obama Promise Anything For His Jackson Park Public Land Grab - DNA Chicago

Old Town Tower To Have 405 Apartments, Retail, 416 Parking Space Garage - Curbed Chicago

Landscaped Mall Proposed For Site In Mayfair Next To The Edens Expressway To Have 516 Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago; Issues To Be Sorted Over Traffic, Bike And Pedestrian Connections

River North Parking Lot One Of 2 Sites For Possible Redevelopment - Crain’s Chicago Business

Jefferson Park CHA Housing Plan Won’t Get State Funding - DNA Chicago

Chicago Are Man Has One Of The Most Important Classic Car Collections In The US - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago Nanny Who Captured Amazing Street Life Images On Film Was No Accidental Photographer - Chicago Daily Herald

Cities Like Chicago Should Beware Of Stupid Transit Spending To Lure Amazon - City Lab; Editorial: Will Madigan And Cullerton Help Emanuel Land Amazon - Chicago Tribune

From Filth To Fun: Big Designs For The Chicago River - City Lab

A Dive Into The ‘Inky Waters’ Of The Chicago River - Chicago Tribune

The New O’Hare: Here’s A Sneak Peek - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago-Based Boeing Also Gets Government Help, Critics Of Tariff Say - Chicago Tribune

Batavia Aldermen Want More Info On Parking, Traffic, And Other Issues Before Voting On Apartment Proposal - Chicago Daily Herald

Elgin Far West Subdivision Plan Worries Neighboring Campton Hills Over Traffic - Chicago Daily Herald

Lobbyists Working Hard To End Preckwinkle’s Pop Piracy - Chicago TribuneCheck Out Their No Punches Pulled Videos; Editorial: Cook County Races Should Be About More Than Beverage Tax - Chicago Daily Herald; Local Dumbass Cheers Soda Tax, Preckwinkle - Chicago Tribune

Rahm’s Big Lie On CPS Financing - Crain’s Chicago Business

As Cook County State’s Attorney Fox Legalizes Shoplifting, Suburbs Pass Their Own Laws To Protect Businesses - Nadig Newspapers

Gov. Candidate Kennedy Touts The Kennedy Family History Of Pushing Women’s Issues, And Says He Will Govern As A ‘Feminist’ - Chicago Tribune; Since When Is Drowning A Woman An Act Of Feminism?

Illinois Taxes Driving Homeowners Out Of State - Chicago Tribune

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested In Westchester Traffic Stop - Patch

Suspect Dead, 3 Injured After Drug Buy Leads To Police Chase, Shots Exchanged In Gary: Officials - Chicago Tribune

Paroled Burglar Charged In West Town Theft Spree Including Theft Of Bike From Garage - DNA Chicago

Car Stolen From DuPage County Complex Parking Garage - Chicago Daily Herald

Hyde Park Historical Society Is Competing To Get $2 Million In Grants To Restore Its Headquarters In A Historic Cable Car Station - DNA Chicago

Lombard Man Struck Cop After He Was Ousted From Wisconsin Demolition Derby, Prosecutors Say - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Editorial: Another Chicago Year Of Mayhem And Anguish - Chicago Tribune

Man, 25, Shot During Bronzeville Carjacking - Chicago Sun-Times

Surveillance Video Of License Plate Leads Authorities To Triggerman In Fatal Shooting Last September In Washington Park - Chicago Tribune

Man Charged With Hitting Vehicle, Causing Crash In Oak Brook Road Rage Incident - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Who Struck 56-Year-Old Man Last Year In Lyons Faces Lawsuit - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt In Kane County Crash With Wrong-Way Driver - Chicago Sun-Times

Michigan Woman Seriously Hurt In NW Indiana Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Ride Around In Vintage CTA Buses & Train Cars On Sunday To Celebrate The CTA’s 70th Anniversary - Chicagoist

White Substance That Impacted CTA Red Line Commute ID’d As Baby Powder - ABC 7 Chicago

Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Sheridan Red Line Stop In Lakeview - Chicago Tribune

Woman Killed By Metra Train As Officers Promoted Rail Safety Week Nearby - Chicago Tribune

CN Railway In Dispute Over Suburban Gas Pipeline Fix - Chicago Daily Herald

Trump’s Pivot On Infrastructure May Kick Wall Street To The Curb - Fox Business

Report Details State-By-State Policies On Suspending Driving Licenses As A Means Of Collecting Money For Courts - The Newspaper

Senator Blasts Asset Forfeiture ‘Slush Fund’ US Marshals Used For Granite Countertops, Salaries - Forbes

Bogus Stoned Driving Arrests In Georgia Highlight Dubious Methods Of ‘Drug Recognition Experts’ - Reason

In The Wake Of Street/Highway Blocking Protests, States Are Considering Laws That Would Protect Drivers Who Hit Protesters Blocking Traffic From Civil Liability, Impose Costs And Penalties For Those Who Illegally Block The Road - Governing

Peak Oil? Not So Fast - Gas Buddy

Senate GOP Sets Path For Alaska Refuge Drilling - The Hill

Trump Told Iowa He’d Save Ethanol. His EPA Chief Has Other Ideas - Chicago Tribune

Interior Secretary Zinke Chartered Flight From Oil Executive, Documents Show - Chicago Tribune

Congress Is Considering Autonomous Vehicle Bills That Would Cut Out Cities And States - Slate

Senate ‘Bipartisan’ Robot Car Bill Threatens Highway Safety, Consumer Watchdog Warns - PR Newswire

Senate Releases Driverless Car Bill, Does Not Address Trucking - The Hill

Federal, State Governments React To Eventual Arrival Of Autonomous Cars - Power Electronics

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming, But US Roads Aren’t Ready For The Change - The Hill

These Tiny Homemade Robots Look Like The Most Fun Self-Driving Cars - Jalopnik

A Startup Born Out Of Stanford Is Going After Uber’s Self-Driving-Car Program - Business Insider

Mazda And Toyota Will Work Together To Design EVs - Engadget

How To Play The Electric Car Hysteria - Bloomberg

China Sets Target For Electric Car Quota, But Delays Rollout - USA TODAY

VW’s Diesel Damages Approach $30 Billion After Surprise U.S. Hit - Auto News; Why Volkswagen Can’t Make Cheap Cars, And How It Wants To Fix It - Forbes; German Police Arrest Volkswagen’s Former Engine Chief in Emissions Scandal - Wall Street Journal; The Role of Defeat Devices In Environmental Protection: Beyond The VW Scandal - Forbes

A Million Dollars Doesn’t Necessarily Get You Parking In Boston - Boston Globe

Elon Musk Proposes City-To-City Travel By Rocket, Right Here On Earth - The Verge

Uber Adds A New Feature For Riders That Teaches Basic Sign Language - Tech Crunch

Trucking Industry Needs A Tax Break - The Hill

Holiday Sales Showdown: Big Retailers Fight Amazon On Its Own Turf - Chicago Tribune; Walmart, Jet.com Gear Up For Food Fight With Amazon - Chicago Tribune

Mom’s Viral Post Of Horrific Car Accident Reminds Parents Of Importance Of Car Seats - ABC News

Tow Truck Industry Plans National Move Over Day, October 21, 2017 - Digital Journal

Does Transportation Future Include Subways - Washington Post

ACLU To Challenge New Trump Travel Ban - The Hill

Uber CEO To Meet London Transport Chief After License Loss - Tech Crunch

Passenger Drone Lives Up To Its Name With Manned Flight - Engadget

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Taxpayer Leeches At Active Transportation Alliance Applaud Critical Mass And Its Illegal, Dangerous Traffic Blockades In Chicago – Active Transportation Alliance
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    One of these days a Critical Masshole is gonna piss off the wrong driver. Put me down for an “I told a so.”

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