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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

(Otto Mobile will be on vacation October 19-21)

Are Older Commercial Truck Drivers Causing More Danger On Nation’s Highways - CBS News

City Ticket Writers On Pace For Fewer Parking Tickets, But Denver Boot Is Getting A Workout - Chicago Sun-Times

Clerk of Court to Waive Overdue Fines This Week - Chicago Defender

Letter: Don’t Believe Madigan – Vote ‘No’ On The Safe Roads Amendment - Chicago Tribune‎; Time To Use Road Money To Fix Roads - Chicago Daily Herald; Legislators Want To Keep Road Funds To Use As Bloated Budget Bailout Bank - Chicago Daily Herald; Letter: Civic Leaders Oppose Lockbox Amendment - Chicago Sun-Times

Drunk-On-Duty City Worker Who Hit Parked Cars Should Be Fired: Watchdog - DNA Chicago

Aldermen Grouse Over Inequity In Infrastructure Funding Among City Wards - Chicago Sun-Times

Wrigleyville Parking Still Restricted During Away Games: Here’s A Full List - Chicago Tribune

While Driving To Wrigley Is A Nightmare For Parking, Dodgers Stadium Is Car And Uber Friendly - Chicago Tribune

Controversy Over Crosswalks - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, October 17th, 2016

Neighbors Want The Misguided Manor Ave Diverter In Ravenswood Ended Now; Meanwhile Alderman Deb Mell Refuses To Allow Debate On The Project At A Public Meeting On Transportation Issues - Chicago TribuneSend Deb Mell A Message, Reminding Her About That Pesky First Amendment And The Illinois Open Meetings ActSign The Petition To Stop This Traffic Clusterfuck

Road Builders, Unions Back Lockbox Amendment - Chicago Tribune; Streetsblog Contributor Wants Springfield To Keep Using Road Funds For Budget Bailouts - Chicago Streetsblog

Preckwinkle To Bribe County Commissioners With Half Million Each In Gas Tax Funds, To Secure Votes For Her Soda Shakedown - Chicago Tribune; Cook County Sugar Tax On Diet Soda Makes No Sense - Chicago Sun-Times

Keep The Fake Traffic Court Judge Off The Bench - Chicago Tribune

Lane Closures Start Monday On Stevenson Expressway - Chicago Sun-Times

Tollway Readies ‘Smart Road’ On Jane Addams - Chicago Daily Herald

Broadway Closures This Week As Wilson Station Construction Continues - DNA Chicago

Uber Not Serving The Disabled - Chicago Sun-Times

Construction Sign Hacked To Flash Message Dissing Rahm - Chicago Sun-Times

Streetsblog Has Hissy Fit Over Newly Rebuilt Kinzie Bike Lanes - Chicago Streetsblog

Bicyclist Hit In Crash The Latest Rescue Scene For NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’ - DNA Chicago

2 Blue Collar Bikers In Chicago Share Their Thoughts - Chicago Streetsblog

Meeting In Evanston On Sheridan Road Bike Lanes - Northwestern University

Judge Issues $150 Fine To Driver Who Fatally Struck Mount Prospect Mother In Crosswalk - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, October 14th, 2016

Neighbors Launch Petition To Stop The Misguided Manor Ave Diverter In Ravenswood - Change.Org

State Seeks To Bar Lawyer Who Allegedly Posed As Traffic Court Judge From Running For Bench - Chicago Tribune

Don’t Get Towed In Wrigleyville: Here Are All The NLCS Parking Restrictions - DNA Chicago; Wrigleyville Today Is Different From The 2015 NLCS – Here’s What’s Changed - DNA Chicago

Lane And Ramp Closures Begin Friday On Lake Shore Drive And I-55 - Chicago Sun-Times

Fearing City Will Tear Down Uptown Tents, Homeless Block LSD In Protest - Chicago Tribune‎; Playground In Park On Safe Passage Route Overrun By Homeless, Residents Say - DNA Chicago

IDOT Announces $30 Million In Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program Grants - Ride Illinois

State Asks Lake County For Snow Plowing Help - Chicago Daily Herald‎

Firefighter Killed In Evergreen Park Reportedly Ignored A Stop Sign Before Colliding With An SUV In The Intersection - Chicago StreetsblogChicago Sun-Times

Bikers Demand Safer Streets, But Don’t See Their Behavior As Part Of The Problem - Medill Reports Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, October 13th, 2016

The Kennedy Expy. Is Getting Wider: New Lanes Coming As Crash Stats Soar - DNA Chicago

Foster Avenue Is Reopened Between Pulaski And Cicero - DNA Chicago

Armitage Will Be ‘Driveable’ By End Of Week; Water Main Project Continues - DNA Chicago

Lane, Ramp Closures Planned On Reagan Memorial Tollway - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers In Humboldt Park This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Naperville Ballots To Question Road Deal - Chicago Daily Herald‎

City Raising Parking Meter Rates Around Wrigley Field During Cubs Games - Crain’s Chicago Business‎

Cubs NLDS Series Games This Weekend – Watch For Street Closures, Parking Restrictions - DNA Chicago

Uber, Lyft Face New 50-Cent Tax Proposal From Cook County - DNA Chicago

Uber Sued By Chicago Group Claiming Lack Of Wheelchair Accessibility - DNA Chicago

Court Ruling In Taxi Regulation Case Issues New Economy Warning For Old-Line Business - Chicago Tribune‎

Debating the Transportation Fund Lockbox Amendment - WTTW 11 Chicago/Chicago Tonight; Springfield Trolls Want To Keep The Roads Unlocked Fund For Pet Projects - Illinois News Network

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Local Businesses Say CDOT’s Boneheaded Ravenswood Traffic Blockade Is Hurting Them - Twitter/Stop The Diverter; Safety Is The First Casualty Of This Monstrosity - YouTube

Legal Nightmare: After 4 1/2 Years, Nurse’s Car Remains Impounded - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm Plans Even More Fees And Taxes Targeting Parking Meters For Drivers At Special Events, Driver Using Loading Zones, For 2017′s Bloated Budget Bailout-Chicago Sun-Times

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Taxicab Industry Arguments Over Chicago Regulation - Crain’s Chicago Business

Getting People To Go Carless: UIC Transportation Study; Offer Good Choices Instead Of A Misguided War On Cars - Crain’s Chicago Business‎

Active Transportation Alliance’s Latest Taxpayer Funded Dis-Information Campaign Touts Los Angeles BRT Orange Line As Model For An Ashland Avenue BRT -Active Transportation Alliance; Of Course They Don’t Mention The Fact That The Orange Line Was Built On An Abandoned Railroad/Streetcar Right Of Way, And Did Not Require Elimination Of Half The Existing Car Traffic Lanes, As Does The Ashland BRT Proposal

Streetsblog Looks To Socialist Canada For Advice On Bike Lanes - Chicago Streetsblog

Is Rauner Trying To Move Forward On The Illiana Expressway - Chicago Streetsblog

IDOT Chief: Route 53 Extension Won’t Go To Rauner Without Significant Support - Chicago Daily Herald; Letter: Block Impact Study Of Route 53 - Chicago Daily Herald

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, October 7th, 2016

Get Ready For Parking Restrictions, Street Closures, Traffic This Weekend, For Cubs Playoff GamesChicago MarathonObama Visit; Cubs’ Wins Pay Sweet Dividend To CTA - Crain’s Chicago Business

Did Alderman, CDOT Remove The Diverter Disaster From The Agenda Of The Next 33rd Ward Transportation Action Committee Meeting - Twitter – IM Manor Ave

Drivers Beware – Winter 2017 To Be Super Snowy, Cold And Long - DNA Chicago

11th Ward Alderman Touts New Stop Signs And Speed Bumps - DNA Chicago

Bike Activists Miss The Boat On Real Issues Of Safety - Beezodogsplace

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Feds Seek To Eliminate Traffic Deaths In 30 Years - Detroit News; An Alarming 10% Rise in Traffic Deaths in the First Half of 2016 - New York Times

Chicago Marathon Street Closures Have Already Begun Downtown - DNA Chicago; That’s A Lot Of Ice Bags: 20 Facts About The Chicago Marathon - Redeye; Sound Advice For Chicago Marathon Runners – Especially For The Costumed - Redeye

Don’t Drive Near Wrigley During The Cubs’ Playoff Run, Ald. Tunney Warns - DNA Chicago; City To Curb Revelry - DNA Chicago

CTA To Add Service For Cubs Playoffs, Marathon, Obama Visit - Chicagoist; More On Cubs Transit Info - Chicago Daily Herald

Lockbox Amendment Will Decide How Transportation Funds Can Be Spent - Chicago Sun-Times; Sun-Times Editorial: Reject Transportation ?Lock Box? Amendment - Chicago Sun-Times; Letter: Vote For Safe Road Amendment - Chicago Sun-Times; Gas Taxes Should Rise - Chicago Sun-Times; Amendment Will Include Funds For Transportation Spending On Bike Projects, Even Thought Bikers Don’t Pay Fees, Taxes Collected For Transportation - Active Transportation Alliance

Albany Park Tunnel Blasting To Start: Expect Daily Booms & 100 Trucks - DNA Chicago

Tough Being A Cabbie In Chicago These Days - Loop North News

Uninsured Ride Hailing Driver Started 3-Car Wicker Crash: Cops, Witnesses - DNA Chicago

Tow Truck Smashed 7 Cars After Speeding Wrong Way On Street, Neighbors Say - DNA Chicago

Pickup Truck Crashes Into Currency Exchange in Morgan Park - DNA Chicago

Wrong Way Tow Truck Demolishes 7 Cars In Irving Park

A tow truck is abandoned in the Irving Park neighborhood after smashing into 7 parked cars.

A tow truck is abandoned in the Irving Park neighborhood after smashing into 7 parked cars. Photo credit: DNA Info.

The screech of brakes and metal on metal broke the early morning calm when a tow truck driver slammed into seven parked cars on a quiet northwest residential street Wednesday morning according to DNA Info Chicago.

The tow truck, speeding the wrong way on a one-way street lost control when it hit a speed bump and crashed into a line of cars parked on the street.

Neighbors leaving for work confronted the driver who decided to flee on foot from the mayhem.

DNA Info has the full story, “Tow Truck Smashed 7 Cars After Speeding Wrong Way On Street, Neighbors Say.

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

CDOT Ravenswood Manor Traffic Blockade Spawns Twin Twitter Feeds Of Nonstop Mocking - Stop The DiverterIm Manor Ave

Streetsblog’s Latest Unhinged, Bizarro Rant Attacks Tribune Commentator Who Called On Bikers To Look Out For Pedestrians; Streetsblog Makes The Utterly Laughable Claim That ‘While People Are Capable Of Acting Like Jerks Regardless Of Travel Mode, That Kind Of Dangerous Behavior By Cyclists Is Relatively Rare’ - Chicago Streetsblog

Illinois Court Criminalizes Failure To Unnecessarily Signal - The Newspaper

Surge In City Sticker Sales To Help Mayor Bankroll Mentoring Push - Chicago Sun-Times

Temporary Lane And Ramp Closures Begin Tuesday On The Inbound Kennedy Expressway On The Northwest Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Emergency Repairs Close Ramp From Stevenson To Lake Shore Drive - Chicago Sun-Times

107th Street Road Construction Coming As Other Projects Wrap Up - DNA Chicago

Chicago Should Dig Up Streets, Remove All Lead Service Lines To Ensure Safe Water - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Ties For First Place In Road-Pavement Quality In U.S. Highway Study - Illinois News Network

Candidates For 7th District Seat Divided On Route 53 Plan - Chicago Daily Herald

2016 Chicago Marathon Street Closures This Weekend - NBC 5 Chicago

Cubs Wrigley Field Playoff Games Will Start At Night This Week – Watch For Parking Restrictions, Street Closures - DNA Chicago

Teachers Strike To Hit Streets Next Week - DNA Chicago; More CPS Layoffs - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Appellate Court Says Seizing Luxury Cars For DUI Offenders May Be Unconstitutional - Illinois Times

FBI Video To Show Illinois Teens How To Act In Traffic Stops With Police - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, September 29th, 2016

CDOT’s Moronic Ravenswood Traffic Blockade Not Showing On Google Maps - DNA Chicago

Sidewalks Closed On Adams Street Bridge This Weekend - Chicago Sun-Times

Weekend Lane Closures, Stops Planned On Edens Expy. In Wilmette - Chicago Sun-Times

Emergency Pothole Repair Completed On Stevenson Expressway - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Bicyclists, Police Yourselves - Chicago Tribune; Cars And Bikes Can’t Share Chicago’s Streets - Chicago Tribune‎

Bike Lanes Have To Be Done Right - Governing

Active Transportation Alliance Never Misses A Chance To Miss The Point – Wants To Restrict Truck Usage Of City Streets To Prevent Bike Accidents - Active Transportation Alliance

2 Charged In Eisenhower Expy. Shooting, State Police Say - DNA Chicago; ‘Leaders Owe Us An Answer’ After 2 Dead On Expressway: County Official - DNA Chicago

Officials: Evanston Woman Charged With Making False Threat Against Illinois Tollway Authority - Chicago Tribune; Naperville Teen In Trouble Over Bogus Tollway Citations - Chicago Daily Herald

Cab Rides Down 23 Percent In Chicago This Year As Uber And Lyft Take Bite - DNA Chicago; Inside Chicago’s Taxi Data: Busiest and Slowest Days, Average Tips And More - DNA Chicago

Logan Square’s Roundabout Is Scarier Than Ever Thanks To Traffic Signal Problems - Chicagoist