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Metroplan: Few in Central Arkansas Walk, Bike to Work

Metroplan: Few in Central Arkansas Walk, Bike to Work

Metroplan released its 2014 Demographic Review and Outlook, which found central Arkansas has one of the lower shares of workers biking and walking to work.
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Trucking Firms Raise Pay To Keep Moving

Listen to any Arkansas trucking company executive — with the possible exception of unionized ABF Freight — and you will hear lamentations about driver shortages in the industry. Short of cultural change to repopularize the job, executives know they have to pay more to attract drivers and work harder to keep them. The trend doesn't look like it is going to get any better anytime soon.
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Fort Smith, Rogers Airports Get Sizable FAA Grants

The Fort Smith Regional Airport and the Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport are the recipients of two grants, totaling more than $8 million, that will go toward upgrades at each facility.
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Architect Ron Shelby on Moving the Frank Lloyd Wright House to Arkansas

Hight-Jackson and CEO Ron Shelby were chosen to oversee the reassembly of the Bachman Wilson House, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and moved from its previous home in New Jersey, on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.
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The Federal Aviation Administration will give $1.2 million in grants to five Arkansas airports for facility upgrades and expansions. read more >

John Knight Retiring from Arkansas Department of Aeronautics

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Ristorante Capeo Lands A Familiar Name On Its Wine List

After about a year of slicing through red tape, Ristorante Capeo in North Little Rock has landed wine from the Chateau Dassault winery in France. Dassault's wine is otherwise available in the United States only in New York and New Jersey. read more >

Update: Cliff Beckham to Resign From USA Truck

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren says Clifton R. Beckham, the company's former CEO and now its executive vice president and CFO, will resign effective Sept. 30, part of a planned transition that began when Beckham helped hire the trucking firm's chief executive John Simone. read more >

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