Transportation Archive

Asa Hutchinson Tweaks Highway Funding Plan for Session

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/16/2016 03:06 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has backed away from his plan to tap into vehicle sales tax revenue to fund Arkansas' highways and instead wants to use some of the state's investment returns.

Session Sets Stage for Later Fight on Road Funding (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/16/2016 07:06 am

No matter what happens when Arkansas lawmakers meet this week to take up the governor's highway funding plan, one thing is clear: This won't be the end of the debate over how to pay for the state's road needs.

Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Business travelers needing a ride in Arkansas are increasingly using their thumbs — not to hitchhike, but to tap the Uber app on their smartphones.

Uber Job Helped Veteran Jason Shelby Heal

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Jason Shelby, who has moved from Fayetteville to Bentonville, now has his master's degree and has fielded offers to become an athletic trainer, but with earnings of up to $1,200 in a good week, he says he's sticking with Uber.

New Walton College Dean Matt Waller Confronts E-Commerce Revolution

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Matt Waller is the new dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, after having served as interim dean since June 1.

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

by Marty Cook 5/16/2016 12:00 am

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business.

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration's new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities.

Never Say Never (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

This is the perfect time to increase the fuel tax. Gasoline remains relatively cheap in historic terms, and the price per gallon can easily fluctuate by 5 cents per day. If we are going to have decent roads, we need an adequate and reliable funding mechanism — and spending the state rainy-day fund and nickel-and-diming other government needs just screams inadequate and unreliable, doesn't it?

Tim Moore Named FleetNet VP

by Marty Cook 5/12/2016 11:11 am

Tim Moore was named vice president of roadside operations for FleetNet America, the maintenance division of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith.

Arkansas Leaders Shift to Highways as Fiscal Session Ends

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/9/2016 04:22 pm

Arkansas' House speaker won't rule out supporting a tax increase to raise money for highways, while the leader of the state Senate said any increase would have to be offset by a tax cut elsewhere.

Arkansas Trucking Association Shows Love for Veterans

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association plans to put together a slide show of military veterans employed by its member companies, noting when and for which branch they served, to present before the keynote speech of its annual business conference May 19 at the Little Rock Marriott.

A New Infrastructure of Thinking (U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 5/6/2016 10:43 am

The future economy will have different benchmarks critical to sustaining schools, businesses and our towns.

Expenses Drive USA Truck to $1.8M 1Q Loss

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2016 09:48 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $1.8 million, a decrease from the $1.6 million profit it reported in the same quarter of 2015.

CS&L Completes $409M Deal for PEG Bandwidth

by Sarah Campbell 5/2/2016 01:56 pm

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock has completed its $409 million acquisition of PEG Bandwidth LLC, a telecommunications infrastructure provider.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

Gateway Town Center Tracts Top $10.4M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Undeveloped commercial land in Little Rock's Gateway Town Center project generated two seven-digit transactions.

PAM Transport 1Q Income Down 46 Percent

by Marty Cook 4/29/2016 04:42 pm

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported first-quarter income of $2.9 million, down from $5.4 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Walnut Ridge, Others See Development Boost from I-57 Designation

by George Jared 4/29/2016 08:52 am

Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp says designating U.S. 67 from North Little Rock to Walnut Ridge as the future Interstate 57 is "going to open a lot of doors" for northeast Arkansas. U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced a provision for the designation in the 2017 federal transportation budget bill.

ArcBest Swings to $6M 1Q Loss, Cites 'Sluggish' Manufacturing

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2016 07:38 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith on Friday reported a first-quarter net loss of $6.1 million, or 24 cents per share, down from net income of $700,000, or 3 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

Little Rock Tech Park Board Endorses I-30 Plan

by Sarah Campbell 4/27/2016 09:52 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board endorses the six-lane with four collector/distributor lanes "diamond" plan for the Interstate 30 corridor through Little Rock.