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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 6th, 2015

Streetsblog Throws Transit-Oriented-Temper-Tantrum, Over Rogers Park Parking Garage (Chicago Streetsblog)

More Blowback From Neighbors, Over The Southport Strangler At Lincoln/Wellington (CBS 2 Chicago)

Speeding Ticket Can Cost You More Than $900 In Illinois (Illinois Policy Institute)

Kass: Time For Text-Only Lanes (Chicago Tribune)

Opinion: Rubio Is Right — Red-Light Cameras Are A Scam (Thenewspaper.Com)

Aretha Franklin Tour Bus Breaks Down On Freeway Of Love; Sings Praises Of Illinois After State Police Highway Help (Chicago Tribune)

Letter To Editor: Soak Drivers To Pay For Transit Boondoggles (Crains Chicago Business)

New Road And Bridge Construction Projects Start Monday (Chicago Sun Times)

Western Avenue Overpass Demolition Delayed (Chicago Tribune)

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Police To Set Up Downtown DUI Patrols For Holiday Weekend (DNA Chicago)

2 People Arrested, 112 Ticketed In Jefferson Park Drunken Driving Crackdown (DNA Chicago)

Fourth Of July Road Travel Expected To Reach 8-Year High: AAA (Chicago Tribune)

Thousands Expected To Converge On Chicago For Fourth Of July Weekend (Chicago Sun Times)

Street Closures, Reroutes Go Into Effect For Taste Of Chicago (Chicago Sun Times)

Sign The Petition To Get Rid Of The Southport Strangler Intersection At Lincoln/Wellington (Change.Org)

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Taste Of Chicago Next Week – Street Closures Already Starting Today In Grant Park (City Of Chicago)

Chicagoland Gas Prices Remain Stubborn For July 4 Travel (Chicago Tribune)

2.3 Million Expected To Travel In Illinois Over July 4th Weekend (Chicago Sun Times)

More Cars Expected On Illinois Tollway This July 4th; Weekend Construction To Be Scaled Back (Chicago Sun Times)

Fun Fact: Toll Roads Have One Third The Rate Of Fatalities As All Other US Roads – Even With Traffic Often Going At Higher Speeds (International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association)

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday,  June 30th, 2015

Rauner Signs Bill Approving Some Road Construction, Vetoes Capitol Renovations (Chicago Sun Times)

Cops: Rauner Protester Reports Convoy SUV Struck His Arm (Chicago Tribune)

Neighbors Start Petition To Get Rid Of Lincoln/Wellington/Southport Twister Traffic Trap (DNA Chicago)

More Wrong Way Bike Lanes Planned For Rogers Park (Chicago Streetsblog)

Friends, Family Of Motorcycle Accident Victim Outraged At Grisly Pictures Posted Online (CBS 2 Chicago)

Switch Replacement May Cause Minor Delays At Union Station, Metra Says (Chicago Tribune)

AAA Expect Mild Increase In July 4th Holiday Driving

american-flag-2aAAA is telling motorists to expect more cars on the road this upcoming Independence Day holiday.

AAA is predicting 2 million people will be on the road in Illinois this holiday weekend, up .4 percent from last year. Nationally, the group believes 35 million people will travel more than 50 miles this holiday, the most since 2007 and a 0.7% increase from last year.

One reason for the bump in highway travel is the cost of gas which is nearly a buck a gallon less than it was last year.

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, June 29th, 2015

Why Bicyclists Blow Through Red Lights (Chicago Tribune)

Letter To The Editor: Dumping Illiana Saved Nature Refuge (Daily Herald)

Rauner Proposes Deep Cuts For Amtrak (ABC 7 Chicago)

Amtrak Plans Union Station Makeover (Chicago Tribune)

Amtrak Train From Chicago Was Stuck In Iowa Overnight After Tracks Washed Out (Chicago Sun Times)

New Federal Regulations On Tank-Car Trains Face Challenges (Chicago Sun Times)

Editorial: Congress Tries To Run A Railroad. Bad Idea (Chicago Tribune)

The Trip To Work In Chicagos Metro Area Averages 31 Minutes (Chicago Sun Times)

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, June 26th, 2015

Why The Return Of Happy Hour Is A Bad Idea For Chicago (New York Times)

The Downside Of The Chicago Parking Meter Lease And Other Sales Of City Assets (Forbes)

Dont Tase Me Bro – Cops Zap Passenger On Metra Train (ABC 7 Chicago)

Chicago Skyway Companies Put Concession Up For Sale (Reuters)

Transit Agencies Expect No Changes In Fares Or Service (CBS 2 Chicago)

With No Bloomingdale Trail Bathrooms, Local Businesses Get Flooded (DNA Chicago); And Why Were Bathrooms An Afterthought (Beezodogsplace.Com)

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Streetsblog Math: Clybourn Minus 65 Parking Spaces, Minus Rush Hour Car Lanes, Equals No Problem For Local Businesses (Chicago Streetsblog)

New Aviation Chief: Double-Decker Blue Line Could Carry Express Train To O’Hare (Chicago Sun Times)

Metra, Other Agencies May Be Fined For Missing Safety System Deadline (Chicago Tribune)

Pride Parade Affects CTA Service Sunday (DNA Chicago)

Chicago Pedway System (Chicago Detours)

5 Spots For Skyline Views Away From The Tourists (Curbed Chicago)

The Changing Face Of Fulton Market (Sound Cloud Podcast)

Chicago Reader Critic Loves Chase Scenes (Chicago Reader)

Chicago Reader Best Of Chicago 2015 (Chicago Reader)

Opinion: Scofflaw Cyclists Negate Any Safety Benefit From Protected Bike Lanes (Chicago Tribune)

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

More Grief For I-90 Drivers (Daily Herald)

Work Begins July 6th On The Next City-Engineered Traffic Jam On Argyle Street (DNA Chicago)

Du Page Economic Development Chief Headed To Tollway (Daily Herald)

Red Light-Running Cyclists Beware, Enforcement Events Set (DNA Chicago)

Opinion: Give Skateboarders Same Rights As Cyclists (Chicago Now)

IDOT Official: Rauner Wants To Spend Billions On Infrastructure (Daily Herald)

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Clybourn Bike Lanes Will Cut 65 Scarce Parking Spaces In Busy Retail Corridor, Eliminate One Lane Of Rush Hour Car Traffic In Each Direction (DNA Chicago)

CTA Chief Pension Windfall The Perfect Symbol For The Financial Implosion Of Chicago And Illinois (Chicago Sun Times)

Rahm Touts City’s Street Paving Progress (City Of Chicago)

Wilmette Dairy Queen Owner: No Parking Boots After 9 P.M. (Chicago Tribune)

Neighbors Skeptical Of CDOT Claims About Traffic From Proposed River North High Rise (DNA Chicago)

606 Radio Ads Paid For By Advocacy Group, Not City (DNA Chicago)

Is It OK To Ride The 606 At Night (Chicago Streetsblog)