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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, October 6th, 2017

[Otto Mobile will be taking the day off on Columbus Day, Monday October 9 — ‘The Driver’s Side’ Returns On Tuesday, October 10]

Chicago Marathon 2017: Map, Road Closures And Spectator’s Guide - Chicago Tribune

An Insider’s Guide To Getting To Wrigley Field For The NLDS By Car, Train, Bus - Chicago Daily Herald

Watch For Lakes Shore Drive Traffic Monday Night For Bears/Vikings Games At Soldier Field

Van Buren Bridge Over Kennedy Expy. To Close For Circle Interchange Work - DNA Chicago

Opposition Intensifies To Obama Library Road Closures, Lost Parkland - Chicago Sun-Times

Why Chicago Should Hope It Loses Bid For Amazon’s HQ2 - Chicago Tribune; Emanuel, Rauner Will Hold Amazon Pep Rally Monday - Chicago Sun-Times; Several Suburbs Offering Sites For Amazon’s Second Headquarters - Chicago Daily Herald; Team Assembled For Northwest Indiana’s Amazon Headquarters Bid - The Times Of Northwest Indiana; Shopping Malls Battered By Online Retailers May Be Offered To Amazon As HQ2 Sites - Chicago Tribune

Apple Michigan Avenue Store Likely To Go Without Rooftop Logo - Chicago Tribune

Seven-Story Office Development Fulton Market District Will Have 45 Space Parking Garage - Curbed Chicago

S. Loop Tower To Have Covered Porte Cochere Driveway - Curbed Chicago

Wrigleyville Building Boom Pits Quirky Past Against Future: ‘Change Is Going To Happen’ - Chicago Tribune

Marie’s Classic Car Show Sunday Will Be A Blast From The Automotive Past - DNA Chicago

Chicago’s Rats Are Out Of Control - Chicago Tribune

What Chicago Can Learn From Cleaning Its River - Chicago Tribune

City Aviation Boss Slammed After Missing Hearing For Vacation To Grand Teton - DNA Chicago

Midway’s Massive New Security Pavillion Will Help Travel Times: Officials - DNA Chicago

Did Rio Steal Olympics From Chicago? Bribery Alleged On IOC Vote - DNA Chicago; Will Rahm File Another Frivolous Lawsuit Against The IOC?

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Crestwood Red Light Camera - ABC 7 Chicago

Evanston Ticket Amnesty Program Exceeds Expectations - Evanston Now

Naperville Says No To Happy Hour - Chicago Tribune

Geneva Couple OK After Emergency Landing West Of Aurora Municipal Airport - Chicago Daily Herald

Darth Preckwinkle Loses War Over Soda Tax — Cook County Pop Tax Likely To Be Nixed Next Week As Three More Commissioners Back Repeal - Chicago TribuneChicago Sun-Times, DNA ChicagoChicagoistChicago Daily Herald; Preckwinkle’s Options To Rescue Soda Tax Are All Bad - Crain’s Chicago Business; EDITORIAL: Can The Soda Tax, Toni Preckwinkle - Chicago Sun-Times; Editorial: What Is The Soda Tax Actually Paying For - Chicago Tribune; Letter: Pass State Ban On Soda Taxes - Chicago Daily Herald; Soda Tax Was Never About Children - Chicago Tribune; While Toni Touted Taxes, Cook County’s Pension System Hands Out Early Retirements, Multimillion-Dollar Benefits - Illinois Policy Institute

Rahm Handing Out Cash From Downtown Developer Shakedown - DNA Chicago

Police: 3 In Custody After Mag Mile Purse Theft, Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Burglars Crash Car Into Austin Store And Steal Merchandise - DNA Chicago

Series Of Thefts From Vehicles Reported In Beverly - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – Man Killed, 6 Others Wounded In Shootings Thursday Across Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 31, Wounded In Drive-By Shooting On Southwest Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Mount Greenwood Man Killed In McKinley Park Drive-By Identified - Chicago Sun-Times

Petition: Suspect Driving 135 Mph In Fatal Wheaton Crash Tested Positive For Barbiturates - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash Near St. Charles - Chicago Daily Herald

Funeral Saturday For Aurora Christian Student Killed In Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Father Of Teen Who Died Falling From Vehicle In Lyons Sues Occupants - Chicago Sun-Times

3 Hurt In West Rogers Park Wreck - Chicago Tribune

Person Injured In Crash On I-355 Near Woodridge - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Drops Gun On Red Line Tracks, Stopping Trains Thursday Night - DNA Chicago

Next Stop: New Adidas Store Has Dressing Room That Looks Like ‘L’ Station - DNA Chicago

Metra’s Doomsday Budget Includes Fare Hikes, Service Cuts - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Killed By South Shore Train In Michigan City - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Niles Woman Killed When Metra Train Strikes Car On NW Side Identified - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Soliciting Teenage Girl At Waukegan School Bus Stop - Chicago Sun-Times

312 RiverRun Advances Chicago River Trail - Active Transportation Alliance

Local Biker Completes 1,000-Mile Ride Around Lake Michigan For Hurricane Harvey Relief - Chicago Tribune

NHTSA: Pedestrian, Bicyclist Deaths At Highest Levels In Decades - United Press International

Collisions More Common In Urban Areas, But Rural Deaths Higher - Autoblog

Salt Lake City Absolved Of Responsibility After Printing False And Misleading Information On Its Parking Tickets - The Newspaper

Tropical Storm Nate Threatens Gulf Oil And Gas - Reuters

Alaska National Wildlife Refuge’s Oil Reserves Are Too Important To Keep In The Ground - The Hill

Feds Push Back Deadline For New Dakota Access Review - The Hill

Poll: Slim Majority Opposes Repealing Gas Tax Increases In California - Los Angeles Times

Study: Americans Aren’t Giving Up Driving Anytime Soon - The Car Connection

Editorial: Safety And The Value Of Advancing Self-Driving Vehicles - Chicago Daily Herald

What Happens When We Give Up Control Of Our Cars - Car And Driver

Nearly 90 Percent Of Americans Want Humans In Self-Driving Cars, But Congress Doesn’t - Newsweek

How Do You Sue A Self-Driving Car - Litigation Finance Journal

Google May Not Need a Smoking Gun to Win Its Self-Driving Lawsuit Against Uber - WIRED

Recalibrating The Driver - Ward’s Auto

The Future Of Transport Is About More Than Driverless Cars - The Next Web

For Electric Car Owners, ‘Range Anxiety’ Gives Way To ‘Charging Time Trauma’ - The New York Times

September Green-Car Sales Edge Up, No Thanks To The Model 3 - Autoblog

U.S. Judge Dismisses Criminal Charge In Toyota Sudden Acceleration Case - Autoblog

Daimler Tests Truck Platooning Technology On Public Highways In The USA - Traffic Technology Today

The Future Of The Mall - Nightly Business Report

With Traffic Lights Out, Puerto Ricans Cope With Road Snarls - ABC News

NY Cops Looking For Man Who Sucker-Punched Traffic Agent - New York Post

New Video Shows Man Loading Victims In Truck During Vegas Shooting - ABC 7 San Francisco

Gutting Amtrak Would Hurt Flyover States Most - The Hill


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

  1. Jeff says:

    Van Buren Bridge Over Kennedy Expy. To Close For Circle Interchange Work – DNA Chicago

    Another year long bridge closure? – How about maintaining bridges regularly so this kind of year long shutdown is unnecessary?

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