Transportation

Transportation

American delays 787 order as travel slows

American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel.

Truck, SUV sales fuel GM profits

DETROIT (AP) — First-quarter profits at General Motors rose nearly eight times above a year ago as U.S. consumers spent big on pickups and SUVs and the company didn't have to set aside a huge stack of money to pay for recalls.

Volvo prepares to send 'Made in China' cars to U.S.

CHENGDU, China (AP) — On the verge of exporting the first "Made in China" cars to the United States, Volvo is determined to show they are as good as vehicles it produces in Europe.

Public input sought on big Campustown road-work project

Big changes are in the works for streets in and around Campustown over the next four years, and planners want public input before the construction barricades go up.

Demolition set for Vermilion Regional Airport control tower

DANVILLE — A towering reminder of an earlier era in local air travel will be demolished next month at the Vermilion Regional Airport north of Danville.

The airport's control tower, which hasn't been in operation since 1981, will be torn down in May, according to airport manager Bob Gagnon.

Vermilion County Board OKs acquiring Sidell-Fairmount road

SIDELL — The Vermilion County Board granted the wish of residents in the southwest part of the county Tuesday night by voting to take the battered Sidell-Fairmount road from the state.

Crews search Mediterranean after migrant shipwreck

MILAN (AP) — Rescue crews searched Monday for survivors and bodies from what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant tragedy ever as hundreds more migrants took to the sea undeterred and European Union leaders said they would hold an emergency summit Thursday to address the crisis.

Domestic airfares to dip a bit this summer

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact.

The average round-trip domestic ticket this summer, including taxes, now stands at $454, down less than a percent from last summer. Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less than last summer.

Power of the pedal

Bicycle in any direction from Champaign-Urbana and you're in good bicycling country.

Perhaps not epic.

But good.

Rich Warren: Autos are next gizmo hot spot

As if distracted driving was not a big enough safety issue, while bicycling in rural Champaign County I recently passed a texting horseback rider. I took extra precautions not to startle the horse as I carefully passed.