Transportation

Transportation

John Roska: Headphones a no-no while driving

Q: Is it illegal to drive wearing headphones?

A:Yes, in Illinois, unless it's a Bluetooth headset for one ear. Any other kind of headphones or headset is prohibited.

Celebrate the Convertible at the Motor Muster

Members of the Illini Collector's Car Club gathered earlier in August to show off examples of some of the convertibles featured at this year's Motor Muster at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival on Saturday, August 29, 2015.

MTD gets first state check for project; ridership down

CHAMPAIGN — Officials at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District no longer have to worry about whether they'll be reimbursed by the state for construction of an $8.5 million bus garage expansion project.

Exit plan

CHAMPAIGN — More than a year before the first car turned a wheel on the brand new I-57 interchange at Curtis Road, a city consultant hailed the more than 600 acres of farmland surrounding it as a rare economic development opportunity.

UI pans proposal to ditch parking ordinance

CHAMPAIGN — The days leading up to the start of classes at the University of Illinois turn Campustown into a madhouse, as thousands will experience first-hand this weekend.

With so many students moving in, roads are jammed, lots are filled and street parking is nowhere to be found.

New branding debuts for Willard

SAVOY — Willard Airport supporters are rallying behind the banner of the airport's new slogan, "I Fly CU."

With more than 120 local business, government and educational leaders cheering them on, former Champaign City Manager Steve Carter, Savoy Village Board Member Joan Dykstra and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing unveiled the airport's new logo Wednesday afternoon.

UI opens railroad-focused laboratory

Coming at 1:30 p.m. today on campus: a ceremony marking the opening of the UI's railroad-focused Research and Innovation Laboratory. A few things you ought to know about RAIL:

C-U driving to work? Not so much

New transportation estimates out from the U.S. Census Bureau show that C-U has more in common with America's major metros than you might think. To the numbers:

States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Higher gas prices? We're not alone

Where's the best place to buy gas? Tell Tom Kacich about it here

The price of regular gasoline in Illinois jumped more than 56 cents a gallon in the last week, according to the gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.