transportation http://wuis.org en "Curb Your Car" Next Week http://wuis.org/post/curb-your-car-next-week <p>The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission wants you to leave the car at home next week.&nbsp; Instead, think about biking, walking, running or using the bus. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.co.sangamon.il.us/Departments/RegionalPlanning/Active_Transportation.asp">Curb Your Car Week</a> begins Monday and several business are offering incentives. There is also a group ride from Washington Park on Wednesday morning, May 21.&nbsp; A night ride that goes through downtown is on Saturday May 24.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:13:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 25193 at http://wuis.org "Curb Your Car" Next Week Open House Scheduled For 3rd St. Rail Improvements http://wuis.org/post/open-house-scheduled-3rd-st-rail-improvements <p>A hearing Tuesday afternoon in Springfield will explain improvements to the&nbsp; 3rd Street rail line.<br />Springfield leaders breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced rail traffic would be consolidated along 10th Street.&nbsp; They had concerns of more and faster trains traveling through the heart of downtown.&nbsp; But while the 10th Street corridor is being revamped, the&nbsp; trains won't wait.&nbsp; That means safety improvements are needed along 3rd Street.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:43:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 14647 at http://wuis.org Open House Scheduled For 3rd St. Rail Improvements WUIS/SJ-R Business Report: Nov. 12, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/wuissj-r-business-report-nov-12-2013 <p>WUIS' Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Business Editor Tim Landis about major road projects in the Springfield area, Illinois' stake in ethanol amid questions about it's environmental impact and the fitness boom continues with the opening of another new fitness center in the capital city.</p><p>You can also read the latest stories Tim is working on at SJ-R.com</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:21:01 +0000 Sean Crawford 12858 at http://wuis.org WUIS/SJ-R Business Report: Nov. 12, 2013 Spending, Savings Fuel Gas Tax Proposals http://wuis.org/post/spending-savings-fuel-gas-tax-proposals <p>As gas prices rise and fall, there's one constant: however much you pay to fill your gas tank, it's taxed. Several proposals would change how.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Illinois, gasoline is taxed twice.</span></p><p>"What we have in Illinois is a tax on a tax," Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) says. "Which is just wrong. Because right now we get charged with the motor fuel tax. But then on top of that, they charge a sales tax."</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8616 at http://wuis.org Spending, Savings Fuel Gas Tax Proposals