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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, October 11th, 2017


Census: Americans Still Prefer Commuting By Car - Business Insider

Climate Change Threatens Midwest Infrastructure, Construction Industry Report Says - Chicago Tribune

Streetsblog Still Beating The Dead Horse Argument For Taking Away Already Crowded East-West Traffic Lanes From Cars, And Giving Them To The 1% Of Chicagoans Who Bike To Work - Chicago Streetsblog

Cook County’s Revolving Door Justice In Action: Biker Charged With Attempted Murder, Accused Of Trying To Kill Stranger By Pushing Him Onto CTA Tracks, Is Released From Jail And Turned Loose On The Public - DNA Chicago

Rahm’s Reckless Debt Scheme Puts City Ownership Of Future Tax Revenues At Risk - Crain’s Chicago Business; Rahm, City Council, Obviously Learned Nothing From The Parking Meter Deal - Chicago Sun-Times

Debate Over Chicago’s Pork Chop Traffic Islands - DNA Chicago

Falling Glass Shuts Down Randolph And Wells In The Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

Cop Haters Block Street In Front City Hall During Afternoon Rush Hour For Anti-Police Protest - Chicagoist; Meanwhile 500 People Have Been Shot Dead In Chicago So Far This Year, Mostly African-Americans On The South And West Side — Where Is The Protest For That?

53rd Street Will Be Torn Up Until April For Water Main Project In Hyde Park - DNA Chicago

Unions Join Pushback Against Obamadoggle Complex In Jackson Park - Chicago Tribune

Developer Plans Project With Two Towers Of 76 And 45 Stories, Next To Holy Name; Project To Have 900 Units, 659 Parking Spaces - Crain’s Chicago Business

Fulton Market Tall Towers Will Have Combined 670 Units, 370 Parking Spaces - Crain’s Chicago Business

Proposed Hotel With 145 Rooms, 150 Parking Space Garage, Would Replace W Loop Parking Lot - Curbed Chicago

Activists Renew Effort To Force Subsidized Housing On An Unwilling Jefferson Park - DNA Chicago

Rehab Of Lathrop, Largest Public Housing Complex On N. Side, Breaks Ground - DNA Chicago

Victor Grigas Famed Cityscape Photos Go Up On Flickr - DNA Chicago

Women’s March Returning To Downtown Next Year - DNA Chicago

British Pols Unload On Chicago-Based Boeing, ‘King Of Corporate Welfare,’ In Bombardier Tariff Spat - Chicago Tribune

Tiny Town Of Rochelle, Illinois Prospers While Making Metra Cars And Ethanol - Crain’s Chicago Business; Will Toyota Come There Too?

Evanston Panel Approves 33 Story High Rise After Dealing With Parking Garage Concerns - Evanston Now

Plans For 16-Story Building On Parking Lot Site In Downtown Evanston Met With Controversy - Chicago Tribune

Wheaton Council Split On Sales Tax Hike For Downtown Streetscape Project - Chicago Daily Herald

Ogden Avenue Streetscape Rebrand Could Create ‘Uptown Naperville’ - Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia Aldermen Favor Apartment Plan For Former Factory Site, Despite Traffic And Parking Concerns - Chicago Daily Herald

Highway Funding Impasse Hits Home In Wisconsin - Governing

A Solution In Search Of A Problem: Clueless Aldermen, Most Of Whom Couldn’t Manage A Lemonade Stand, Propose Draconian Micro-Management Of Pharmacies - Chicago Tribune

More Burdensome Regulations For City Hotels That Are Already Are Taxed At Highest Rate In The Country - Chicago Sun-Times

City Council Creeps Back Up Crooked Ald. Moreno’s Shakedown Of Double Door Landlord With Downzoning Vote - DNA Chicago; This Will Probably Be The Next Big Legal Payout The City Will Make, After The Landlord Wins His Suit Against Moreno And The City

Cook County Board Repeals Hated Soda Tax - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneTime Out Chicago; Cook County Retailers Cheer Soda Tax Repeal: ‘This Was A Nightmare’; Multiple Lawsuits Still Pending Over The Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; Darth Preckwinkle Claims Repeal Was Due To ‘Tax Fatigue’ And ‘Anti-Government Sentiment’ — As Opposed To Voters Becoming Sick Of Her Shameless Lies - Chicago Daily Herald; PreckwinkleStill Doesn’t Get It — Still Sees More Taxes As The Solution To County Budget Mess - Crain’s Chicago Business; Kass: Taxwinkle’s Pop Tax Crushed By Taxpayer Revolt - Chicago Tribune; The $200 Million Question: What’s Next Now That The Pop Tax Has Been Iced - DNA ChicagoChicago TribuneChicago TribuneChicago Defender; Cook County ‘Ethics’ Hack Backs Down From Challenging Commissioner’s Right To Vote For Repeal - Chicago Sun-Times; Column: Cook County Soda Tax Opponents Send Message: Cut Waste - Chicago Tribune; Chicago’s Soda Tax Fizzled After 2 Months. What Does It Mean For The Anti-Soda Movement - Washington Post; The Not-So-Subtle Racism In Bloomberg’s Ads - Patheos, And How They Failed To Save The Soda Tax - Forbes; Soda Pop War Sends Shockwaves Through Cook County - Suburban Chicagoland; With The Repeal Of The Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax, Taxpayers Remind Elected Officials Who They Represent - Illinois Policy Institute; A Defeat For The Nanny State - Conservative Free Press; As Cook County Rescinds Soda Tax, Statewide Push Continues To Prevent Similar Taxes - Illinois News Network; Soda Tax Supporter Explains His Vote - Chicago Tribune – This Is The Same Jerk Who Threatened To Sue Cook County Suburbs That Didn’t Go Along With Business-Crippling Minimum Wage Mandates; The Soda Tax Repeal Was A Victory For Voters — Not Big Soda - Chicago Tribune; Nutrition Nannies Take A Loss - Newsmax

Illinois Borrows $1.5B As S&P Confirms Rating Is One Notch Above Junk - Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois Needs To Address Exodus Of Goods-Producing Jobs - Illinois News Network

Driver Accused Of Abducting, Killing U. Of I. Scholar From China Facing Tougher Charge - Chicago Tribune

After ‘Noose’ Discovered In Water Dept. Truck, Alderman Calls For Hearings - DNA Chicago

Suspect In Third Lake Bank Robbery Facing Charges After Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Aurora Garage Burglary - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Calumet City - Chicago Sun-Times

Two Women Critically Injured In Three-Vehicle Crash Near Woodstock - Chicago Sun-Times

Jackknifed Semi Hits Police Car, IDOT Truck On Kennedy Expressway - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Killed In Ingleside Crash Identified - Chicago Sun-Times

Judge Refuses To Increase Bail In Fatal 135 Mph Wheaton Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Red Line Trains Stopped Twice In Half-Hour Because Of People On Tracks - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Taco Authority In Old Irving Park Will Include Transit Memorabilia - DNA Chicago

Editorial: Metra Must Minimize Any Fare Hikes, Service Cuts - Chicago Daily Herald

Metra Train Hits Vehicle On S Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Judge: Wisconsin Man Accused Of Shooting Amtrak Conductor In Naperville Is Unfit For Trial - Chicago Tribune

Chicago MacArthur Genius Grant An Avid Biker - PBS

6 Colorful Suburban Spots To Ride A Bike This Fall - Chicago Daily Herald

Democrats Rip White House For Lack Of Infrastructure Plan - The Hill

Auto Industry Warns Trump Is Proposing ‘Lose-Lose’ Changes to NAFTA - Bloomberg

Trump Administration Reverses Anti-Supercar Policy - The Newspaper

Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018 - Travel And Leisure

Equifax Breach Exposed Driver’s License Data For Nearly 11M Americans: Report - The Hill

Trump To Focus On Truckers In Tax-Reform Pitch - The Hill

Judge Will Not Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline During New Review - The Hill

California Moves Toward Public Access For Self-Driving Cars - ABC News

Panasonic Expects Autonomous Driving System Launch In 2022 - Reuters

It’s No Use Honking. The Robot at the Wheel Can’t Hear You - Bloomberg

Autonomous Cars Are Getting into Accidents Because They Drive Too Well - The Drive

Will Automation Put An End To The American Trucker - The Guardian

Road & Track Magazine: Here Are Five Ways Electric Cars Outperform Gas-Powered Cars - Road & Track

New Material Could Be The Catalyst To An Eco-Friendly Fuel Cell - Electronic Design

Renault Creates ‘Startup’ Unit For Smart-Grid Push - Market Watch

Toyoda Gosei Concept Has Soft Rubber Exterior, Pedestrians Rejoice - Motor 1Give Ray Romano Credit For Predicting The ‘Nerf Car’

Yet Another Junk Science Study From The Car Hater Think Tank Claims Uber And Lyft Are Creating A Traffic Problem For Big Cities - CNNMoney; Try Blaming Lousy Public TransitCar-Hating City Planners Who Intentionally Redo Streets To Choke Off Traffic

Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning - Bloomberg

UPS, FedEx Investing In Drones While Pushing Tax Cuts As Job Creators - Huffington Post

Amazon’s Grocery Grab Squeezes Debt-Laden Supermarket Chains - Chicago Tribune

A Sneak Peek At The Mail Truck Of The Future - Fox News

Automakers In Denial After Scathing AAA Report On Distracted Driving - Venture Beat

Highway Fatalities Up Sharply During Past 2 Years; 2016 Large Truck Fatals Up 5.2% Over 2015 - The Trucker

Utah Police Officer Who Dragged Screaming Nurse That Refused To Draw Blood From Unconscious Driver Is Fired - The Hill

Car Dealership Surprises Veteran Who Took Truck To Aid Las Vegas Shooting Victims - CBS News

Dems Press Trump To Require Opioid Testing For Transportation Workers - The Hill

In Victory for Trump, Supreme Court Drops 1 Travel Ban Case - Governing

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Census: Americans Still Prefer Commuting By Car – Business Insider

    No big surprise here – public transit is losing ridership in Chicago, especially on buses, while bike commuting is now declining here according to latest Census data. Despite all that Rahm and CDOT have done to wage total war on cars and drivers, it hasn’t worked here.

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