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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Report: City needs to protect Fairview Park vernal pools

    Report: City needs to protect Fairview Park vernal pools
    Pedestrians, landscaping, pesticides and man-made improvements pose harm to Fairview Park's ecologically sensitive vernal pools, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found. In addition, the service concluded after an 11-month review that the city...
  • Delray may raise fees for businesses that can't provide enough parking

    Delray may raise fees for businesses that can't provide enough parking
    Delray businesses that can't physically fit the number of parking spaces the city requires on their property pay a penalty fee that goes toward putting up parking spaces elsewhere. That penalty may soon be increasing for the first time since 2006....
  • Infiniti Q50

    Infiniti Q50
    Pilots have been “flying by wire” for some time. That means the direct connection between the controls in the cockpit and the rudder, elevators, ailerons and flaps that control the path of the aircraft has been eliminated. In place of this...
  • Auto-Recall Database Still on Track for Aug. 20

     
    Almost a year ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it would have an online recall database for shoppers to check if a car they're shopping had an unrepaired recall. Current owners could also check the database to see......
  • 'Lexus lanes' are great -- for drivers who can afford a Lexus

     'Lexus lanes' are great -- for drivers who can afford a Lexus
    To the editor: In what universe are toll roads an appropriate way of relieving congestion on public highways? The way to relieve congestion is to provide more efficient, alternative means of transportation, not to limit access to publicly funded roads...
  • Orchard church fighting to keep 10 parking spots in Arlington Heights

    Orchard church fighting to keep 10 parking spots in Arlington Heights
    After decades of trying to expand parking, the Orchard Evangelical Free Church is now fighting to save 10 spots it could lose under its latest proposal. On Monday, the church's parking lot modification plan is expected to come before the Arlington...
  • Remember the good when stuck in road construction delay

    As I recently drove through lines of orange cones and barrels during Illinois' "road construction season," I was upset at the delays. Then I began to think of all the workers out there, 24/7, in rain, wind, hot sun, in tough labor-intensive, sometimes...
  • Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive

    Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive
    In the future, North Lake Shore Drive could have a dedicated CTA bus lane, a light rail, or miles of extra parks along the lakefront. At the very least. Over the next four years, city and state officials will be collecting, refining and studying...
  • New Lenox police reports: Bicycles stolen, property damage at construction site

    New Lenox police reports: Bicycles stolen, property damage at construction site
    The following items were taken from New Lenox police reports: A 21-year-old New Lenox woman was charged with driving on a suspended license during a July 19 traffic stop in unincorporated Wilmington for having an obstructed windshield. A 22-year-old...
  • Megabus launching service to Orlando, Tampa

    Megabus launching service to Orlando, Tampa
    Megabus.com, the bus company known for its $1 one-way fares, plans its first stop in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Megabus will offer daily service from Hollywood to Orlando and Tampa beginning Aug. 7 — about four hours to Orlando and about five...
  • Staying on track

    The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...