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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 09:28 am

Might an informal “street” network help heal South MacArthur?

South MacArthur Boulevard is a lot like a heart attack patient. It might recover its former vigor, but it will never thrive in the ways it did before it got sick. It will be able to survive at all onl...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 09:45 am

The Springfield Rail Improvements Project gets stuck on a siding

We’ve all seen it dozens of times in movies. A railroad train is barreling down the tracks. There might be enough time – just – to bring the lumbering machine to a halt before it cra...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 01:15 pm

Is the bus the future of short-haul intercity travel?

While I was coming of age in central Illinois in the 1960s, the motor vehicle that figured daily in my life was not a car – I didn’t have one – but the bus. I rode buses to school, I...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 06:55 am

Transportation advocates involved in talks to improve service

Janice Smith of Springfield says the public bus system is her lifeline. She rides buses all over Springfield to work, to shop and to visit friends – in short, everywhere. She’s on a bus al...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 09:56 pm

Local leaders pushing for transportation jobs funding

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., debate a far-reaching transportation funding measure that could mean jobs for Springfield, government and religious leaders here are making their voices heard in the ...
Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:32 pm

Rich Whitney’s long shot campaign

If you knew where to look you might have seen him – bearded, bespectacled and biking through Springfield. Looking more like a college professor than a politician, the Green Party candidate for g...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 06:33 am

Illuminati Motor Works hits the track with 500 mpg electric car

In a garage-turned-workshop south of Divernon sits what could be the future of personal transportation. Surrounded by spare parts and power tools is a made-from-scratch car that looks like something a...
Thursday, May 20, 2010 03:31 pm

Accounting, documentation shortcomings rampant and costly, audits show

A series of audits released last week reveal a rash of problems among state agencies and programs.Performed by the office of Illinois Auditor General William Holland, the audits expose millions of dol...

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