Transportation

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

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HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims’ bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.


Private jet recovery from recession an uneven ride

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts.


Willard report: Traffic on the rise, Bloomington not a threat

SAVOY — True or false: Champaign area travelers prefer to drive to Bloomington and fly out of that airport because the parking is free and fares are cheaper.

Talk with locals about Willard Airport and most likely someone will say something to that effect: people use Central Illinois Regional Airport. A lot.


U.S. gas prices drop 4 cents to $3.67 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 4 cents over the last three weeks to $3.67.


Lights on North Prospect to get more in tune

CHAMPAIGN — The city's literal red-light district — and probably a white-knuckle road for some — is about to get a fresh start: Officials hope drivers catch more green down North Prospect Avenue after they recoordinate the timing of the lights this summer.


Some area interstate ramps could become safer with new treatment

Within the next week or so, the ramps on the Interstate 57-74 interchange will have a new feel to them after a new material is applied to the ramps as part of an effort to make them safer.

Illinois Department of Transportation crews finished patching work on the ramps on the interchange early last month.


Traffic study: Interstate Drive might be less congested

CHAMPAIGN — Roads and intersections near a proposed high school site on Interstate Drive have more capacity to handle the 662 cars generated by the school than an alternative site at Spalding Park, a new study says.


Volk steps down as MTD chief, will work part-time

CHAMPAIGN — After 40 years as director of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, Bill Volk stepped down on Monday.

How can MTD improve? Let Tom Kacich know here


Buses will soon stop only at designated spots downtown

URBANA — In a move aimed at improving route efficiency, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses will begin limiting their stops in downtown Champaign, effective Aug. 17.

The change was announced Monday, along with a number of minor route changes that go into effect the same day.


Danville mass transit director leaves for job in hometown

DANVILLE — Danville city officials will be searching for a new public transportation director.

Mayor Scott Eisenhauer announced Friday that John Metzinger, the director for the past two years, resigned to take a position in his hometown.


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