Posts tagged "O'Hare Airport"

Temporary O'Hare Airport noise fix is a sham

A six-month test of a night runway rotation plan to reduce noise over O’Hare Airport’s near-by neighbors is scheduled to end Christmas, despite pleas to keep it going, Rosalind Rossi at the Chicago Sun-Times reports. City aviation officials said Wednesday that O’Hare Airport will end a six-month test of a new night runway rotation plan on Christmas... Read more »

A surefire way to speed up the TSA lines at O'Hare and other airports

Here’s a surefire way to speed up those awfully long TSA security lines at O’Hare and other airports: Charge passengers an extra fee for bringing aboard those carry-on suitcases–the ones that slow down the baggage check in the TSA lines and make boarding and leaving airplanes so time-consuming and frustrating. In return, the airlines should... Read more »

O'Hare Airport's stinky reputation worsens

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was never a traveler’s favorite, but now, in their view, it has fallen even further out of favor. It might surprise some flyers, but passengers once ranked O’Hare Airport as the world’s 92nd best. That high, really? But now,  O’Hare Airport has fallen off the list of the “world’s 100 best... Read more »
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Told ya so: New O'Hare Airport runway expansion fails to reduce delays

Opponents of ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s O’Hare Airport expansion boondoggle had been saying it for years: The costly expansion won’t do much to reduce delays, one of the major reasons justifying the billions spent and the homes and businesses destroyed. Now comes a Chicago Tribune article reporting an AP analysis of airport delays, “New runway... Read more »

The 'faulty bumping post' might have saved lives in the CTA train accident at O'Hare Airport

Thankfully, no one was killed and the 30-some  people did not suffer life-threatening injuries in the spectacular crash of a CTA L train on Monday in the O’Hare Airport Terminal. The question has come up, though, whether injuries could have been prevented if the “bumping post”–a heavy, metal shock absorber at the end of the... Read more »

Chicago to O'Hare Airport's suburban neighbors: Screw you

It’s no surprise that complaints about noise have increased dramatically from people living and working around O’Hare International Airport as a result of its expansion. Professional aviation experts, including former top Federal Aviation Administration officials hired by airport expansion opponents, had confidently predicted that additional runways, a new runway configuration and increased flights would lead... Read more »
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Cost of California high speed rail doubles.

Now it’s $98.5 billion over 20 years To put it in relative terms, O’Hare Airport expansion, once considered to be the nation’s most expensive public works project comes in at $15 billion to $20 billion (depending on whom you believe). Incredibly, though, its backers still say it can operate at a profit: The amount is... Read more »

Let's put slot machines in whore houses too

Gov. Pat Quinn wants some major changes in Illinois’ casino/gaming bill, saying that he’ll veto the bill that the Legislature sent him. He’s got some good points: …. Quinn said he would not allow gambling at racetracks, the state fairgrounds, or at Midway or O’Hare International Airports, as the current legislation proposes.The governor also wants... Read more »

Why O'Hare is America's most dangerous airport--and why it will get worse

And Midway is Number 12 A new study based on Federal Aviation Administration statistics shows that O’Hare International Airport is the nation’s most dangerous airport. The study is based on the number and potential severity near-collision between airplanes incidents at the airports.  (See the full methodology.) Travel and Leisure Magazine, which conducted the study, cited a... Read more »
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Some great questions about that 90% hike of Illinois tolls

The Illinois Tollway Highway Authority is likely this week to approve a 90 percent increase in tolls for its Northeastern Illinois network of highways. This, of course, is nonsense because the reason for the increase is political payoff for suburban legislators that caved in to O’Hare Airport Expansion. They now can crow that got the... Read more »
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