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With New Tech and Data, Rock Region Metro Aims for Service Improvements

With New Tech and Data, Rock Region Metro Aims for Service Improvements
Rock Region Metro unveiled its new CNG-powered buses last summer.

Rock Region Metro is using new technology and upgrades in hopes of encouraging more people to use public transportation and earn the public's vote for a sales tax increase.
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CFO Michael Borrows Steps Down at USA Truck

There's more executive transition coming to USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren. CFO and Executive Vice President Michael Borrows resigned from the firm on Thursday.
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Walmart's Jeff Fleming Elected Chairman of ATA's 40U40 Council

Jeff Fleming was named chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association's 40 Under 40 Council at the organization's annual conference Wednesday at the Little Rock Marrriott.
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Battle Over Air Ambulance Pay Lands in Arkansas

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‘A Good Graphic' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

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Former USA Truck CEO John Simone Remembered for Heart, Laughter

Simone, who died of lung cancer March 24 in Florida, led the turnaround at USA Truck that reversed six consecutive years of red ink. He was a popular boss during his two years at USA Truck. read more >

Summer is Here, so are Arkansas Road Crews

Just in time for the start of summer vacation, Arkansas highway crews will be closing lanes on interstate highways near Little Rock and Springdale. read more >

Maintenance Work to Force Lane Closures Over Bull Shoals Dam

Maintenance work on Arkansas 178 at the Bull Shoals Dam in Baxter County will require lane closures beginning next month. read more >

Little Rock Startup Launches RaftUp App

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USA Truck to Pay Former Executive $630,000

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren will pay former executive Michael Borrows $630,000 as part of a separation agreement. Borrows stepped down as CFO after approximately 20 months in that position and announced his resignation from the company May 19. read more >

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc. read more >

Hutchinson Signs Highway Plan Into Law

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law his plan to raise nearly $50 million for highways in the coming year by tapping into the state's surplus, investment returns and other funds. read more >

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