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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 

Chicago City Gas Tax Would Be Highest In The Nation Under New Ordinance - Chicago Now

North Branch Trail Construction To Snarl Edgebrook Traffic, Alderman Warns - DNA Chicago

Uber To Bring New Accessible Ride Services To Chicago This Month - Chicago Tribune‎

Friends Of The Parks Suspends Lawsuit Over Lucas Museum, As Rahm Tries To Get His $1.2 Billion Plan B Off The Ground - Chicago Tribune; FOP Urges Non-Lakefront Site - Chicago Sun-Times; Edifice Complex: Museum Heads Support Star Wars Museum - Chicago Sun-Times; More Likely That Star Wars Garage Sale Will Not End Up In Chicago - Crains Chicago Business

Can Obama Museum Bring Better Times For Woodlawn, After Neighborhood TIF Failed To Do So - Chicago Tribune; Letter: Preserve Parkland For The People – Put The Obama Library Somewhere Else - Chicago Tribune

Motorcycle Riding Governor Rauner Kick Starts ‘Start Seeing Motorcycles’ Campaign

Governor_Headshot (2)Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is a motorcycle enthusiast.

So who better to kick-start the state’s annual “Start Seeing Motorcycles” campaign to call attention to the need for drivers to watch out for motorcycles and motor scooters on the Illinois’ roadways.

Gov. Rauner is encouraging drivers to be more vigilant over the next few months with the weather warming up and more motorcycles on the road. Rauner proclaimed May to be Motorcycle Awareness month–the 33rd time for the annual campaign.

“I ride my motorcycle as often as possible, and many weeks between Chicago and Springfield, so I know the importance of sharing the road,” Gov. Rauner said. “Everyone needs to do their part. All drivers should be on the lookout for motorcycles at all times, but riders have to be extra cautious. Together, we can make this the safest year ever for motorcycle riders in Illinois.”

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, May 2nd, 2016 

Closures On Congress And Columbus End Monday, After NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Balbo Closed Until Friday May 6

Wacker Drive Ramp To Close Again For Repairs - DNA Chicago

Broadway To Close Overnight So CTA Steel Can Be Installed - DNA Chicago

Protesters Block Lake Shore Drive During NFL Draft Town, 17 Arrested - ABC 7 Chicago

Aldermen Winning In Taxi War With Uber, Lyft - Crains Chicago Business; Letter: The Chicago City Council Is About To Crush Uber And Lyft -Chicago Tribune‎; Emanuel Defends Attempts To Kill Plan To License Uber Drivers - Chicago Sun-Times

Brown: Emanuel Backing 4 Percent Surcharge On Airbnb Bills, Allegedly To Help Get Homeless Off The Streets - Chicago Sun-TimesOf Course Any Rahm Promise On How He Will Spend His Newest Cash Grab Is Worth Nothing; Skeptics Slam Rahm Homeless Plan - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm Swipes Bike From Cop Directing Traffic - DNA Chicago

Amazon To Expand Free Same-Day Delivery To Chicago South Side - Chicago Tribune‎

35th Ward, Logan Square To Vote On Neighborhood Spending On Streetlights, Road Surfacing, Transportation, Pedestrian Safety - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, April 29th, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft – Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From Friday April 22 To Monday May 2, Balbo Closed Until Friday May 6, CTA To Add Service For Draft Attendees; Draft Turns Into Theatre Of The Bizarre – Chicago Tribune; Grant Park — This Space For Rent Cheap – Chicago Tribune

More Sentencing Delays In Redflex Corruption Trial In Chicago – The Newspaper

Metropolitan Planning Council Urges More Transit Oriented Development – Metropolitan Planning Council

Uber Touts Poll Showing Chicagoans Oppose Licensing Ordinance – Chicago Sun-Times; Alderman Slams Alleged Survey As Misleading Push Poll – Chicago Sun-Times; Rahm Tries To Reassert His Stranglehold On City Council, To Save Uber And His Brother Ari From New Ordinance – Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, April 28th, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From Friday April 22 To Monday May 2; CDOT Mismanagement Strikes Again – The CDOT Elevated Bridge Project On Wacker Drive Closes Multiple Lanes Of Lower Wacker Between Michigan And LSD, Just When Lower Wacker Is Needed To Relieve Traffic Congestion From The NFL Draft

Opinion: Keep State From Pirating Money Meant For Transportation - Chicago Sun-Times

A Record-Breaking $543 Million Property Tax Increase Has Not Done Anything To Improve Bond Investors View Of Chicago Creditworthiness -Crains Chicago Business; Study Finds Illinois Residents Pay Highest Property Tax Rate - CBS 2 Chicago

Emanuel Losing Control Of His Own Bureaucracy, Inspector Suggests; Water Department Workers Sell Off City Scrap Metal And Pocket The Proceeds - Crains Chicago Business

Letter: A Quick Reminder Of Illinois Pension Problems - Chicago Tribune‎

Just When You Thought It Could Not Get Worse, Hastert Sentencing Hearing Marks A New Low In Illinois Politics - Chicago Tribune

Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Returns For 17th Annual Mothers Day March - DNA Chicago

Artist Installs No Trump Sign Outside Trump Tower - Chicago Tribune‎

20 Year Old Wallet, Drivers License Found During Davis Theatre Restoration - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From Friday April 22 To Monday May 2; Other Cities Besides Chicago Want Chance At Hosting NFL Draft - Chicago TribuneChicago Sun-Times; Philadelphia Emerges As Favorite To Host 2017 NFL Draft - ESPN

Trump Mocks Obama For Failed 2016 Olympic Bid For Chicago - Chicago TribuneHow Chicago Dodged A Fiscal Fiasco By Losing The Bid, AndThe Lone Voice In The Wilderness That Opposed The Games

Privately Built Toll Lanes On The Stevenson – Legislators Are Anxious - Crains Chicago Business

The $40 Million Bus Boondoggle: Loop Link Buses Still Creep By At 3 Miles An Hour, While Shoddy Design Leads To Confrontations Between Buses And Other Vehicles - Chicago Streetsblog

Metropolitan Planning Council Pushing For New Anti-Car Federal Regulations - Metropolitan Planning Council, Plus Another Illinois Constitutional Time Bomb On Transportation Funding - Metropolitan Planning Council

Mihalopoulos: Rahm Should Quit Back-Seat Driving In Uber Debate - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From Friday April 22 To Monday May 2; Rahm Trying To Save Draft For 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois, Indiana Join In Funding Move To Keep Illiana Alive - Crains Chicago Business‎

Lane Closures At Harlem And Irving Begin Wednesday - Chicago Sun-Times

Office Of 46th Ward Alderman Cappelman Notes Overwhelming Opposition To The Ridiculous CDOT Blockade of Halsted, Broadway, Grace Intersection - Chicago Streetsblog

Survey Claims Chicago Had 50 Million Visitors In 2015 - Crains Chicago Business; Really — Chicago Had 4 Million More Domestic Visitors Than New York - NYC & Company; Sounds Like Rahm Has Cooked The Books Again

A Senseless Death On State Street And The Bystander Effect - Chicago Tribune

Letter: What A Sorry State We Are In On Illinois Drivers Licenses - Chicago Daily Herald

Bikers And Boozing - Beezodogsplace

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, April 25th, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From Friday April 22 To Monday May 2; Additional Closures On Balbo, Michigan Avenue; City Hall Blows It Again – Grant Park Rental Worth $3.2 Million, But NFL To Pay $103,000 - DNA Chicago; Roger Goodell Offers Some Good News For Loop Commuters: NFL Draft Very Likely To Leave Chicago For 2017 - NFL,DNA Chicago

Madison Street Bridge Repairs Begin Monday - DNA Chicago

Chicago Firm A Player In Self-Driving Cars - Crains Chicago Business‎

Restaurants Convert Parking Lots To Customer Seating, Pushing Off The Burden Of Parking Onto The Local Neighborhood - Chicago Streetsblog

Letter: Bears Legend Needed To Enforce Traffic Laws - Chicago Daily Herald

Bike Safety Goes Mainstream, Loses Shrill, Anti-Car Propaganda - Beezodogsplace; The Dishonesty of Bike Activists - Beezodogsplace

Bike Hooligans Hurl Rocks And Obscenities At Logan Square Pedestrians - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday April 22nd, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From Friday April 22 To Monday May 2; Additional Closures On Balbo, Michigan Avenue

Weekend Eisenhower Lane Closures Start Friday Night - Chicago Sun-Times

A Wider I-294 – Solutions Sought For Central Tri-State - Chicago Daily Herald

Letter: Cullerton Mileage Tax Was A Bad Idea - Chicago Daily Herald

Streetsblog Cheers The Morons Who Left Planters In The Middle Of A Disputed Lakeview Intersection, Creating A Dangerous Traffic Hazard -Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday April 21st, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From April 22 To May 2; Balbo Already Closed For Event Set Up

Harrison Street Bridge Now Reopen After Two-Year Closure - DNA Chicago

Fullerton Avenue Facelift Will Widen Sidewalks, Remove Train Tracks And More - DNA Chicago

Lots Of Questions, Fewer Answers Regarding Ike Expansion - Chicago Tribune

Future Of CDOT Boneheaded Traffic Blockade At Halsted/Broadway/Grace Still Uncertain; Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Note Traffic Bottleneck During Cubs Games, As Slip Lane Is A Necessary Safety Valve When Halsted Backs Up - Chicago Streetsblog

AAA: More Than One-Third Of Americans Will Take A Family Vacation This Year, As Gar Prices Lowest In 12 Years - AAA