high speed rail http://wuis.org en Mayor Moves Forward With NAPA Contract, High-Speed Rail Construction To Start Soon http://wuis.org/post/mayor-moves-forward-napa-contract-high-speed-rail-construction-start-soon <p>Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says silence from the council about reaffirming the NAPA contract signals permission to choose how to handle the $3,000,000 deal.&nbsp;</p><p>He’s moving forward with it.</p><p>Springfield City Council had the chance to send a message to the mayor, but remained silent during the committee of the whole meeting on the issue.</p><p>After the meeting, Ward One Alderman Frank Edwards said because the city didn’t seek out bids from other companies, the NAPA contract puts the city in a bind.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:16:27 +0000 Lee Strubinger 27015 at http://wuis.org Mayor Moves Forward With NAPA Contract, High-Speed Rail Construction To Start Soon Business Report: Hy-Vee Hiring, High Speed Rail and Farmland Prices http://wuis.org/post/business-report-hy-vee-hiring-high-speed-rail-and-farmland-prices <p></p><p>On this week's WUIS / <a href="http://www.sj-r.com/">State Journal-Register Business</a> Report,&nbsp; hundreds have been hired to work at the new Hy-Vee store on Springfield's MacArthur Boulevard.&nbsp; But we still don't know an opening day for the store.&nbsp; And, a Girard grocery store that's been in place for a century changes hands.&nbsp;</p><p>WUIS' Sean Crawford also talks with the SJ-R's Business Editor Tim Landis about work getting closer on the Carpenter Street underpass and what, if anything, can we read into farmland prices flattening out in 2013.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:28:39 +0000 Sean Crawford 21631 at http://wuis.org Business Report: Hy-Vee Hiring, High Speed Rail and Farmland Prices 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 Engineering Change: Jim Moll's Vision For Trains In Springfield http://wuis.org/post/engineering-change-jim-molls-vision-trains-springfield <p>The flow of traffic in Springfield could change dramatically in the coming decade.</p><p>Transportation planners seeking to re-route trains recently scored a major victory in the fight for funding.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government announced August 30th a $14.4M grant to help pay for the first of several construction projects along </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Street.&nbsp; Crews could begin work by summer 2014, but design work must be completed first.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:42:06 +0000 Peter Gray 8389 at http://wuis.org Engineering Change: Jim Moll's Vision For Trains In Springfield Springfield Gets Money For Rail Underpass http://wuis.org/post/springfield-gets-money-rail-underpass <p>The federal government has awarded a $14.4 million grant for a railroad underpass in Springfield that will improve service along the emerging 110-mph Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis. &nbsp;<br>Four members of Congress from Illinois announced the award Friday. &nbsp;<br>The Carpenter Street underpass is part of work to consolidate rail traffic on a line east of downtown. &nbsp;<br>It will eliminate three street-level crossings, improving the safety of faster rail service through the state capital. It will also keep first responders from getting stuck at crossings. &nbsp; Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:49:44 +0000 Associated Press 8147 at http://wuis.org Springfield Gets Money For Rail Underpass WUIS/SJ-R Business Report: August 27, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/wuissj-r-business-report-august-27-2013 <p></p><p>The State Journal-Register's Business Editor Tim Landis joins us to talk about the possibility of faster freight trains along Springfield's Third Street corridor and an upcoming corn crop survey in Sangamon County:</p><p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:51:51 +0000 Sean Crawford 7939 at http://wuis.org WUIS/SJ-R Business Report: August 27, 2013 WUIS / SJ-R Business Report: July 23, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/wuis-sj-r-business-report-july-23-2013 <p>On this week's business report, we get an update on high speed rail work.&nbsp;&nbsp; $1.45 billion in contracts awarded now in Illinois; mostly for rail upgrades but still a lot of work to get to 110 mph trains on two-thirds of St. Louis-Chicago route in late 2015.<br>Also, the Outlets at Springfield; A Pennsylvania developer David Ober says construction in Legacy Pointe,just south of Scheels will begin as soon as planners approve the large-scale design.&nbsp; It could open next year and promises more than 80 stores and 800 to 900 jobs. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:18:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 6162 at http://wuis.org WUIS / SJ-R Business Report: July 23, 2013