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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Road Closures Begin In Advance Of Chicago Marathon; Jackson Closed Columbus To Lake Shore Drive, Balbo Closed From Columbus To Michigan; Columbus Closures Start Thursday Morning From Roosevelt To Congress, And Then Expand North Friday And Saturday; Monroe Closes On Saturday Between Michigan And Lake Shore Drive; Michigan Avenue Closes Sunday - Chicago Sun-Times; The 40th Chicago Marathon This Sunday: Everything You Need To Know - DNA Chicago

MONDAY NIGHT TRAFFIC ALERT — Bears Versus Vikings At Soldier Field

Street Closures Announced For Cubs Home Games During Playoffs - DNA Chicago

Senator Duckworth — How Trump’s Budget Will Make Your Commute Worse - Crain’s Chicago Business

Madigan And Cullerton Trying To Stick Illinois Taxpayers With $100M Bill For Obamadoggle Infrastructure - Chicago Sun-Times; Plan Is To Raid Road Funds Funded By Gas Tax To Pay For Shutting Down Commuter Arteries On Cornell Drive And Marquette Drive; Will This Move To Steal Road Funds For Road Destruction Be Challenged As A Violation Of The Illinois Lockbox Amendment?

Ald. Beale Backs Off On Fingerprinting Uber And Lyft Drivers - Chicago Sun-Times; Uber, Lyft Can Surge All They Want As City Crackdown Put On Hold - DNA Chicago; Alderman: Raise Fees For Uber, Lyft Rides To Help Balance Budget - Chicago Tribune

Wrigley’s Most Dramatic Change — Its Outdoor Plaza — Continues To Evolve; Ald. Tunney Wants To Boost Scarce Supply Of Parking In The Neighborhood - Chicago Tribune

Broadway Businesses Lost $1.5 Million From Horribly Mismanaged Water Main Construction: Chamber - DNA Chicago; Only The Chicago Marathon Schedule Forced The City To Get Its Act Together And Finish The Project

Pedestrian Refuge Islands At 6 Corners Removed After Recently Being Installed Incorrectly - Nadig Newspapers

Unsightly ‘Dog House Covers’ To Be Removed On Mag Mile Corner - Chicago Sun-Times

Cost To Restore Grant Park After Lollapalooza Tops $500,000 - Chicago Tribune

50 Years Later: A Timeline Of Chicago’s Riverview Park - Chicago Tribune

WATCH Purple LED Lights Bathe Jefferson Park Viaduct In Art Experiment - DNA Chicago

The Politics Of Biking In Chicago - ChiGov.com

Move Over 606, City Officials Break Ground On 312 RiverRun Trail - DNA Chicago

Bernard Stone Park Helps Make Chicago A ’Two Waterfront City,’ Mayor Says - DNA Chicago

Why Is The Park District Considering Two New Pedestrian Underpasses In Jackson Park When They Cannot Maintain Existing Ones - Hyde Park Herald

Tribune Media Unveils Bold Plan For Freedom Center Site - Crain’s Chicago Business

Artist Aims To Connect Cultures With Art And A Food Truck - Chicago Tribune

How Chicago’s Tribune Tower Competition Changed Architecture - Arch Daily

Land Redevelopment Dispute Continues Over Goose Island Railroad - Crain’s Chicago Business

A Look At 14 Construction Sites Around River North - Curbed Chicago

What Will Happen When Borth Branch Gentrifies - Chicago Reader

Data Will Drive Amazon’s Second Headquarters Selection - Crain’s Chicago Business; Will Biking, 606 Trail Play Part In Luring Amazon - ChicagoStreetsblog; Chicago’s Best Sites For Amazon’s Second Headquarters - Curbed Chicago; Could Tribune Site Lure Amazon HQ - Chicago Tribune; Here’s A Smarter Way To Pursue Amazon — And Help Chicagoans - Chicago Tribune

Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will the Company Come - Bloomberg

Chicago Census Data Show Shrinking City Growing Wealthier, Educated - Crain’s Chicago Business, But City Is Still Divided In Terms Of Wealth, Crime, Population Growth - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago-Based Boeing Borrows A Tech Tradition To Build Airplanes More Efficiently - GeekWire

Top 10 Classic Cars At Mecum Chicago 2017 Auction In Schaumburg - Chicago Tribune

Toxicology Tests Negative In McHenry County Crash Involving Controversial Atheist Activist - Chicago Daily Herald

Preckwinkle’s Bullsh*t Budget Argument To Save The Soda Tax Grab From A Repeal Vote Next Week - Chicago Sun-Times; How Preckwinkle’s Pop Tax Battle Continues to Bubble Over - WGN Radio AM 720 Chicago; Here Are The Phone Numbers For The Commissioners Who Voted For The Soda Tax: Luis Arroyo Jr., D-Chicago, 312-603-8530; Jerry “Iceman” Butler, D-Chicago, 312-603-6391; John Daley, D-Chicago, 312-603-4400; Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia, D-Chicago, 312-603-5443; Edward Moody, D-Chicago Ridge, 312-603-4216; Stanley Moore, D-Chicago, 312-603-2065; Deborah Sims, D-Chicago, 312-603-6381; Larry Suffredin, D-Evanston, 312-603-6383.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Political Map Case That Could Impact Illinois - Illinois News Network

Illinois Home To Higher Excise Taxes Than Every Neighboring State - Illinois Policy Institute

Police Warn Of Thefts From Parked Vehicles On South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Judge Says He Was Misled By Prosecutor In Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock’s Mileage Fraud Case - The Hill

Police: Aurora Ride Share Driver Shot At SUV After Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Driver Suspected In Kidnapping Of U. Of I. Scholar From China Facing Potential Death Penalty - Chicago Tribune

Photo Released Of Robber Who Pistol-Whipped Woman In Brighton Park Parking Lot On Southwest Side - Chicago Tribune

Search Continues In Plainfield, Naperville For Fugitive Ex-Deputy, Carjacking Suspect - Chicago Tribune

Alderman Dismisses Audit Of Police Overtime As Crock Of B.S. - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – 14-Year-Old Shot In Drive By Shooting Among 8 Injured, 2 Killed In Chicago Gun Violence Tuesday - Chicagoist

2 Men, Teen Boy Shot In Humboldt Park Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 43, Wounded In Greater Grand Crossing Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

17-Year-Old Boy Struck In Brighton Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Autopsy: Far South Side Shooting Of 3 In Parked Car Now A Triple Homicide - Chicago Tribune

Woman, 50, Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Scottsdale Neighborhood - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In South Chicago Hit-And-Run - Chicago Sun-Times

Fatal Hit And Run In Back Of The Yards Has Police Seeking Public’s Help - DNA Chicago

Pedestrian Hit By Car In Lakeview Near Lane Tech - Chicago Tribune

Aurora Christian High School Student Dies In Crash - Chicago Tribune

80-Year-Old Woman Dies Nearly 3 Weeks After Wheeling Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Felony DUI After Hitting Pedestrian In Geneva - Kane County Chronicle

Police: Chicago Woman Accused Of Hitting Bicyclist With Car In Oak Park, Fleeing - Chicago Tribune

Woodlawn’s Rise Will Come With A Revamped CTA Cottage Grove Station, Mayor Promises - DNA Chicago

Here’s A Rundown Of CTA Big Upcoming Projects - Chicago Streetsblog

Person On Tracks At Kedzie Delays Brown Line Trains - Chicago Tribune

Metra UP-Northwest Train Strikes Vehicle In Norwood Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Gang Member Who Stole Guns From Chicago Train Gets 10 Years - Chicago Sun-Times

Civil Rights Groups Sue Buffalo, New York To Obtain Data About Roadblocks Set Up To Stop Motorists In Black Neighborhoods - The Newspaper

Interior Moves To Delay Obama’s Oil Drilling Methane Leak Rule - The Hill

Opinion — Keep Ethanol Program In Place - The Hill

Infrastructure Spending Bill Sliding Down Agenda - The Hill

Dems Release Own Infrastructure Principles In Absence Of Trump Plan - The Hill

Judge Lets Trump’s Pardon Of Former Sheriff Arpaio For Illegal Traffic Stops Stand - Chicago Sun-Times

Hurricane Recovery Helps Boost U.S. September New Auto Sales - Reuters

Volkswagen Recalls Older SUVs To Fix Possible Fuel Leaks - Washington Post

Ford To Slash $14 Billion In Costs Under New CEO - Bloomberg

Mercedes’ Parent Company Has A Plan To Beat Uber At Its Own Game - Business Insider

Senate Panel Approves Self-Driving Car Bill - New York Dail News

Self-Driving Cars Raising Big Questions Around Drunk Driving, Seat Belts, Open Container Laws And More - Gov Tech

Driverless Vehicles: Too Important To Get Wrong - Gov Tech

Safety Groups Slam Senate Bill For Lax Oversight Of Self-Driving Cars - Auto News

Alphabet Successfully Pushed Back The Trial Date For Its Uber Self-Drive Tech Lawsuit Until Dec. 4 - Recode

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

Iris Can’t Hold Your Hand, But She May Ease Your Mind As You Step Into A Driverless Car - Washington Post

GM Cruise Says San Francisco’s Gnarly Traffic Helps School Robot Cars Faster - San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial: Autonomous Cars: How Safe Is Safe Enough - Car And Driver

It’s Already Here: Comparing The Best Semi-Automated Driving Systems - Chicago Tribune

Networked Self-Driving Cars Are Smarter And Safer - Engadget

GM To Combine Asian, Latin America Operations As It Ramps Up Electric - Reuters

Ford Creates ‘Team Edison’ To Speed Up EV Development - Engadget

Dyson Seeks To Beat Rivals On Range With Its Electric Car - Tech Crunch

What’s Behind Automakers Push For Electric Cars - CBS News

Utilities Should Charge Into Electric Vehicles - Bloomberg

Communist California Wants to Ban Non-Electric Cars — Here’s How It Can Do It - WIRED

General Motors Teases Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck, Electric Lineup - Trucks

It’s Critical That The US Defend Fuel Cell Tech From Chinese Pilfering - The Hill

Group Petitions Government For CO Detectors In All New Cars - NBC 4 Washington DC

Amazon Alexa Integration Lets You Start Your Nissan From The Couch - CNET

Tennessee Cops Discover Machine Guns During Traffic Stop - TIME

143 Arrested After Protest Blocks St. Louis Highway Traffic - Chicago Tribune

The History Of The Automobile - Tech Rogers

Six Tips To Help You Save Fuel - National Motorists Association Blog

Aggressive Driving Burns Up To 40% More Fuel And Can Waste One Dollar Per Gallon - ZME Science

Rail Regulation Highlights Need For Required Economic Analysis - The Hill

House Still Pushing Air Traffic Control Spinoff Plan - The Hill; The Case Against Air Traffic Control Privatization - The Hill; Private Jet Company Backs Trump’s Air Traffic Control Overhaul - The Hill

Nevada Senators Urge Airlines To Enact New Policies After Las Vegas Shooting - The Hill

Let Airports Collect Their Stealth Tax Hike - The Hill

easyJet Is Serious About Electric Planes - Engadget

Uber Board Decides To Move Forward With SoftBank Talks - Tech Crunch

Uber Trying To Get London License Back - The Guardian

Islamic Terrorist Who Ran Down Pedestrians With Truck In Edmonton, Canada, Was Previously Ordered To Be Deported Out Of US - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Madigan And Cullerton Trying To Stick Illinois Taxpayers With $100M Bill For Obamadoggle Infrastructure – Chicago Sun-Times; Plan Is To Raid Road Funds Funded By Gas Tax To Pay For Shutting Down Commuter Arteries On Cornell Drive And Marquette Drive; Will This Move To Steal Road Funds For Road Destruction Be Challenged As A Violation Of The Illinois Lockbox Amendment?
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    Of course the taxpayers get stuck here – welcome to Illinois

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