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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Sunday Marathon Day Traffic Alert: Watch For Chicago Marathon Street Closures This SundayMetra Adds ServiceGetting To The Marathon By CTA; Dangerous Heat, Snow, World Records, Controversy And The Year It Was Canceled: 40 Chicago Marathon Moments - Chicago Tribune; Rahm: We Are Prepared For Chicago Marathon After Attack In Las Vegas - DNA Chicago

Bicyclist Hits Pedestrian On 606, Leaves Woman Unconscious - DNA ChicagoChicagoist; Danger Of Reckless Biking In Cities Is Just Now Being Studied - Gothamist

Rahm May Raise Taxes On Ride Hailing Services, As City Loses $40M On Ride Share Arrangements - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago’s Ticketing Policies Cause Spike In Bankruptcies; And It’s Hurting Black Neighborhoods The Most - Illinois Policy Institute

With Its License In Jeopardy, Lincoln Towing Says 464 Complaints Over Two Years A ‘Miniscule’ Number - DNA ChicagoThis Complaint Alone Should Warrant A License Suspension

Plan For Steep Hike In Tire/Waste-Dumping Penalties Sails Through Committee - Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County Judge Removed From Traffic Death Case Last Year Is Removed From Another Case - Chicago Tribune

Consultant Says Chicago Is Second To New York In Race For Amazon HQ - Crain’s Chicago Business; St. Louis Bid For Amazon Will Require Illinois And Missouri To Cooperate - Belleville News-Democrat

Six Months To Go: A Peek Inside McDonald’s New Near West Side Headquarters - Chicago Tribune

Hypocrisy Alert: EDITORIAL — Did Obama The Community Organizer Settle For ‘Just Trust Us’ - Chicago Tribune

Portage Walking Museum Along Irving Park Road Scores $75,000 Grant For 2 Art Fixtures - DNA Chicago

Condo Building Proposed For River North Parking Lot; Will Have 45 Units, 51 Garage Spaces Obscured From Street View - Curbed Chicago

Transit Oriented Development In Uptown Will Open Next Year With 100 Units, 29 Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

City’s New Pilot Affordable Housing Program Is Misguided - Chicago Now

Lathrop Homes Redevelopment To Break Ground Next Week - DNA Chicago

Vandals Tag Little Village Cafe Amid Gentrification Anxieties - Chicagoist

Chicago Activists Pushing For Illinois Rent Control Laws - Chicago ReaderA Quick Economics Lesson On Why That Is A Bad Idea

West Town Food Truck Social And Art Walk Kicks Off Friday Night - DNA Chicago

Oak Park Village Board Approves Tower With 265 Units, 207 Parking Stalls - Chicago Tribune

South Elgin Bridge Does Not Extend For Western Township Pedestrians - Chicago Tribune

Aurora Man Heading To Las Vegas With Truck Full Of Crosses, Continuing Anti-Violence Crusade - Chicago Tribune

More Than A Third Of Illinois’ Largest Cities Shrinking In Population - Illinois Policy Institute

Charges Filed Against Man Shot While Trying To Rob Armored Truck Driver Little Village - Chicago Sun-Times

Glenbrook North Hall Monitor Arrested After Crash With Gun In Car - Chicago Tribune

Police: Driver Stole Man’s Bags Outside Union Station - Chicago Sun-Times

Authorities: Man Stabbed Drunken Driver During Traffic Altercation in Round Lake - Chicago Daily Herald

Police: Man Ran Woman Over With Pickup After Aurora Argument - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Took Off At 100 Plus Mph In Front Of Squad Car: Naperville Police - Chicago Tribune

8 Years Prison For Elgin Man’s 6th DUI, Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Gang Members On ’Security’ Duty For Tow Truck Company Behind 2015 Garfield Ridge Murder - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – After Las Vegas Shooting, Trump Administration Criticizes Chicago’s Gun Control Laws. Politicians Fire Back - Governing; Lax Oversight Leads To Millions In Wasteful Overtime Spending By CPD, Audit Says - Chicago Tribune

McKinley Park Drive-By Shooting Kills Man Walking Outside On S. Damen - DNA Chicago

Chicago Man Charged With Firing Shots At People In Vehicle In Antioch - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man’s Body Pulled From Calumet River Near 95th Street Bridge - Chicago Sun-Times

Estate Of Woman Killed In Posen Crash Sues Man Charged With DUI - Chicago Sun-Times

Drunken Driver Slams Into Squad Car, Injures Police Officer In Lyons - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Airlifted After Streamwood Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Who Threw Baby Powder On Red Line Train Gets Charged, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Lots Of Changes Proposed To North Shore Bus Service - Chicago Streetsblog

Sentencing In Chicago Theft Of Guns From Train - U.S. News & World Report

Despite Devastating Crash During Cross Nation Ride, Biker, White Sox Fan Tim Lalla Ready To Ride Again For Cause - Chicago Tribune

City Board Reports That Washington, DC Police Have Been Misusing Consent Searches In Traffic Stops And Other Investigations - The Newspaper

Rebuild Our Rickety Roads And Bridges Through Tax Reform - The Hill

Infrastructure Could Follow Tax Reform On Congress’ Agenda - Construction Dive

GOP Chairman Pushes White House To Release Outline Of Infrastructure Plan - The Hill

Extreme Weather And Hurricanes Do Not Mix With Offshore Drilling - The Hill

Senators Introduce Self-Driving Car Bill - Car Complaints

The Race To Amend The Senate’s Self-Driving Car Bill - Politico

US Sen. Says Legislation Will Make It Easier To Develop And Test Autonomous Vehicles - The Voice News

Big-Truck Industry Must Wait For Own Autonomous-Testing Law - Ward’s Auto

Hacking Risk Is What Worries Americans Most About Driverless Cars - Bloomberg

Governments, Car Companies Must Resolve Their Competing Goals For Self-Driving Cars - Houston Chronicle

Court Filing In Self Drive Tech Suit Shows What Former Waymo Engineer Allegedly Took To Uber - Engadget

Why We’re Fighting To Keep The Courtroom Open During The Waymo-Uber Trial - Gizmodo

Behind The Microsoft-Baidu Cloud Partnership For Self Drive Tech - Market Realist

Editorial: Keep The US On The Smart Road For Transportation - Huffington Post

Death Of Gas And Diesel Begins As GM Announces Plans For ‘All-Electric Future’ - Chicago Tribune

Tesla Falters With Model 3 Output, Gains With Model S And X Deliveries - Chicago Tribune

Ford To Increase Its Fully Electric Vehicle Offerings - Auto News

Ford CEO Faces First Big Test As He Meets With Investors - Chicago Tribune

Fiat Chrysler CEO Says Electric Cars Not The Solution For Autos - Bloomberg

Audi Exec Shares Views On Adding Evs, Cutting Big Engines - Auto News

Even In An Electric Vehicle Utopia We Will Still Need Crude Oil - The Hill

Waymo Might Launch Its Own Ride-Sharing Service This Fall - Engadget

Uber Launching Lounges, Pickup/Dropoff Points At Westfield Shopping Malls - Auto Blog

Uber Directors Could Vote To Cut Travis Kalanick’s Power - CNET

Fiat Chrysler Recall: 700,000 Jeep, Dodge Suvs May Need Brake Fix - USA TODAY

Govt. Not Doing Enough On Takata Air Bag Danger - National Motorists Association Blog

The Las Vegas Strip Goes Dark To Honor Shooting Victims - The Week; Uber, Lyft Offer Free Rides After Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History - Mashable; US Veteran Steals Truck, Saves Dozens After Las Vegas Shooting - AOL News

Walmart, Honing Same-Day Delivery Skills, Buys NYC’s Parcel - Chicago Sun-Times

Amazon Promised To Make Whole Foods Cheaper. But Now Some Prices Are Rising - Chicago Tribune

Buffett Bets Big On Pilot Flying J Truck Stops, Buys Majority Stake - Chicago Tribune

Costs Of Distracted Driving Warrants Change In Perspective - The Daily Texan

Tips On How You Can Lower Your Auto Insurance Costs - Huffington Post

Do You Really Get Rental Car Insurance Through Your Credit Card - Motley Fool

What Are The Chances Of Hitting A Deer In Your State - State Farm

Self-Driving Freight Trains Are Now Traveling The Rails Without A Human On Board - Popular Mechanics

A New Wave Of Companies Could Disrupt The Way City Bike-Share Programs Are Run - Governing

Airlines Waive Fees For Travelers To Las Vegas In Wake Of Shooting - San Francisco Chronicle

First Lawsuit Over Latest Travel Ban Filed By Muslim Student Group - The Hill

Highways Blocked Across Catalonia In Protest Over Force By Police Disputed Referendum On Secession From Spain - Chicago Tribune

What Saudi Women Need More Than A Driver’s License - TIME; VW, BMW, JLR Among Automakers Rushing To Put Saudi Women Behind Wheels Of Their Models - Auto News

Greece Plans To Strictly Regulate Ride Hailing Services Like Uber - Reuters

Chinese Ecommerce Giant JD Eyes Driverless Deliveries - ZDNet

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

  1. Jeff says:

    With Its License In Jeopardy, Lincoln Towing Says 464 Complaints Over Two Years A ‘Miniscule’ Number – DNA Chicago; This Complaint Alone Should Warrant A License Suspension

    Lincoln Towing should have been put out of business years ago. Someone has been protecting them.

  2. Jeff says:

    Bicyclist Hits Pedestrian On 606, Leaves Woman Unconscious – DNA Chicago, Chicagoist; Danger Of Reckless Biking In Cities Is Just Now Being Studied – Gothamist

    Plenty of reckless bikers out there — most crashes between bikers and pedestrians are likely unreported since bikers either just ride off, or lack any insurance to pay for the injured pedestrian.

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