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Your transportation related headlines for Wenesday April 1st, 2015 (Can You Spot The April Fool’s Headline?)
Breaking News Alert: Rahm announces moratorium on red light and speed cameras (youtube news channel)
Street sweeping starts today (DNA Chicago)
Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday March 31st, 2015
Parking Ticket Geek: Emanuel has allowed scofflaws to rack up $1.5 billion in unpaid tickets (The Expired Meter)
Parking Ticket Geek: New York and LA are tougher on ticket scofflaws than Chicago (The Expired Meter)
New luxury cars service coming to Chicago (Crain’s Chicago Business)
Your transportation related headlines for Monday March 30th, 2015
An “easy to understand” guide to the Byrne Circle Interchange construction (chicagoist.com)
Cops warn of garage burglaries in West Town and East Village (DNA Chicago)
Your transportation related headlines for Friday March 27, 2015
Here’s a riddle – what do Aaron Schock and Abe Lincoln have in common (hint: it has to do with mileage) (Chicago Sun Times)
Dumb and Dumber: drunk driver tries to bail out his friend in jail on DUI charges (Chicago Tribune)
General Assembly approves plan to divert $350 million in state road funds to fix the budget gap (Chicago Tribune)
Road rage is usually no laughing matter, but the two Einsteins in this video inadvertently will add some levity to your Friday.
The incident, according to DNA Info, went on for over six minutes. The video condenses the time line to show the highlights.
At some point CPD shows up to sort things out.
Here’s DNA Info’s blow by blow coverage of the altercation, “Shocking Video Shows Road Rage Battle on Chicago Street.“
Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday March 25, 2015
Police video shows secret service agent car hitting security barrier near White House (Chicago Sun Times)
Why cities have been ditching red light cameras (governing.com)
Emanuel spent $10 million on Super Bowl blizzard cleanup (NBC 5 Chicago)
Bike injury lawyer urges that buses and trucks be banned from Milwaukee Avenue to make way for bikes – (mybikeadvocate.com)
Rauner’s motorcade involved in weather related crash – (NBC 5 Chicago)
South Shore residents want to use former bank parking lot, after streets parking displaced by CTA Jeffrey Jump bus – (Chicago Sun Times)
Municipal violations like parking tickets, traffic tickets, red light and speed camera tickets, are regressive penalties.
Meaning, fines and fees associated with the violation disproportionately affect the poor more than others with financial means.
Most people, who have the money, will just pay their ticket.
However, some people living paycheck to paycheck, cannot.
But, as HBO’s John Oliver reports, municipalities are sometimes brutal in how they go after people who don’t or can’t pay their fines. In some situations the fees for non-payment can be hundreds if not thousands of dollars more than the original fine–further putting that person without means, in the hole.
In one case, a woman was imprisoned for not paying the fees associated with her ticket.
Check out the video above.
Supreme Court takes up issue of free speech and license plates (Bloomberg)
The groundhog was right — spring snow fouls up morning commute (Chicago Tribune)
Aaron Schock’s mileage controversy (Chicago Sun Times)
Car theft victim faces jail after shooting at thieves (Chicago Tribune)
Lawsuit in Iowa over traffic cameras (Chicago Tribune)
Redflex chief resigns in wake of company’s numerous troubles (thenewspaper.com)
Chicago police want to keep their cell phone tracking under wraps (Chicago Sun Times)
43rd Ward candidates debate taxing bicycles (DNA Chicago)
New service offers cocktails delivered to your door (DNA Chicago)