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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, May 22nd, 2015

IDOT will suspend much road work during holiday weekend (Daily Herald)

More street closures next week for Loop BRT project (Chicago Sun Times)

Where to find suburban Memorial Day parades (Daily Herald)

New section of Riverwalk opens this weekend (DNA Chicago) – but construction workers are still using the right-hand, westbound lane of Lower Wacker as free parking

City breaks ground on new consolidated rental car facility at O’Hare (CBS 2 Chicago)

Randolph Street Market this weekend (randolphstreetmarket.com)

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Is $20,000 from ADM behind Ald. Burke’s E-15 mandate maneuvering (Chicago Sun Times)

Avoid rush hour, and get to the airport early this holiday weekend (Daily Herald)

Bike the Drive will cause traffic delays Sunday (DNA Chicago)

$15 an hour protesters arrested, after blocking streets/building access at McDonald’s HQ in Oak Brook (Chicago Sun Times)

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

E-15 mandate, sponsored by Nanny Burke, still alive in the City Council (Chicago Tribune)

Illinois Senators propose automatic voter registration, with drivers license or state ID (redecatur.com)

Drivers say curb protected bike lanes/eliminating car lanes will make bad traffic worse (CBS 2 Chicago)

Opinion: IDOT messages on road signs less than useful (Chicago Tribune)

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Using a sledgehammer to swat a fly — Alderman Reilly calls for speed bumps to stop Lower Wacker street-racing douchebaggery (DNA Chicago)

Letter to Tribune, from pedestrian seriously hurt by biker riding on the sidewalk (Chicago Tribune)

Tribune editorial calls for Sunday car shopping in Illinois (Chicago Tribune)

Route 394 closed with hazmat spill (ABC 7 Chicago)

Bike the Drive closes LSD this Sunday morning (bikethedrive.org)

Local Radio Station Offer Up Downtown Parking Tips For Chicago Drivers

Rates at downtown parking garages can be very expensive. Photo courtesy of ParkMe.

Rates at downtown parking garages can be very expensive. Photo courtesy of ParkMe.

File this under “Duh!”–but parking in Chicago is a pain in the butt.

That’s why The Expired Meter always appreciates any tips/info/data for making parking easier for motorists.

WXRT 93.1 FM offers up a slew of parking tips
on parking downtown and centered around catching live entertainment at well known venues.

With downtown garages and lots often costing an arm and a leg, ‘XRT points out a handful of lesser known affordable lots that often cost less than on street metered parking.

Here’s the full article, “Guide To The Best Parking In Downtown Chicago.”

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday May 18th, 2015

Newly elected 18th Ward Alderman, Derrick Curtis, endorsed by Citizens To Abolish Red Light Cameras, sworn in today (DNA Chicago)

Heavy subsidies of biking and mass transit are part of the reason driving is so expensive (beezodogsplace.com)

Congressman Danny Davis defending his cozy ties to foreign oil interests; attempts to “sweep questions under the rug” (Chicago Sun Times)

City will use ground penetrating radar, to locate bodies that may be in the path of Oak Park Avenue project (DNA Chicago)

McCormick Boulevard in Skokie closed, while repairs are being done on CTA Yellow line (Chicago Sun Times)

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, May 15th, 2015

IDOT 6-year highway plan notes rapid deterioration of the system (Chicago Tribune)

Active Transportation Alliance moans about bikers paying taxes for roads; conveniently forgets that drivers and others pay taxes for spending on bike lanes/bike infrastructure used by 1% of Chicago commuters (Active Transportation Alliance)

Metropolitan Planning Council holds panel discussion on transportation funding in Illinois (Chicago Streetsblog)

Garfield Park speed cam issues $2.1 million in fines (DNA Chicago)

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, May 14th, 2015

5 reasons Chicago is in worse shape than Detroit (Bloomberg)

Illinois appellate court intervenes to uphold short yellow light ticket (thenewspaper.com)

Pace Arterial Bus Rapid Transit coming to Milwaukee Ave., without traffic clogging road diet (Active Transportation Alliance); Is this concept a better alternative to CTA’s Ashland BRT nightmare?

Illinois Tollway Director will stay put (Chicago Tribune)

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Neighbors say Giant Twister Mat street project at Wellington, Southport and Lincoln is a traffic fustercluck (DNA Chicago)

Streetsblog kvetches over parking and big box stores proposed at Fullerton, Damen, Elston intersection (Chicago Streetsblog)

Beverly Hipster wants more road diets for Ashland Avenue and other South Side thoroughfares (Main Street Beverly)

Wisconsin gets 70 mph speed limit this summer (Chicago Tribune)

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Opinion: Bill in General Assembly, which would require all Illinois? ?state fleet cars to be made in U.S. or Canada, is a bad idea (Illinois New Network)

Rahm has no comment, on charges that City targets minority neighborhood for DUI crackdowns (Chicago Tribune); Tribune editorial calls for answers (Chicago Tribune)

Work on Damen, Fullerton, Elston intersection to begin in June (DNA Chicago)

Parking an issue for new Lakeview Whole Foods location (Chicago Sun Times)