Transportation Archive

New US 63 Bridge Opens over Black River at Black Rock

by Associated Press 5/18/2015 06:57 am

The new U.S. 63 bridge over the Black River at Black Rock is now open to traffic.

TPA Promotes Job Creation (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Congress faces an important choice in the months ahead as it considers a bill to renew Trade Promotion Authority. TPA is vital because economic growth and job creation at home depend on our ability to sell American goods and services to the 95 percent of the world's customers living outside the United States.

High Water Closes Barge Traffic on Parts of Arkansas River

by Associated Press 5/14/2015 06:46 am

Portions of the Arkansas River flooded onto park land Wednesday after weekend storms caused high water levels, and officials said closures on the waterway could last through the Memorial Day holiday.

Federal Funding for Arkansas Highways to End May 31

by Associated Press 5/13/2015 06:58 am

The director of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says federal funding for the state's highway projects will end May 31.

Report: US Truckers Generated Record $700B in Revenue Last Year

by Lance Turner 5/12/2015 11:22 am

A new report from the American Trucking Associations says the U.S. trucking industry generated a record $700.4 billion in revenue.

Transportation Officials Close Lanes Near Bobby Hopper Tunnel

by Associated Press 5/12/2015 11:06 am

Transportation officials say drivers in northwest Arkansas should prepare for temporary lane closures near the Bobby Hopper Tunnel on Interstate 49.

Little Rock Port Authority Board Passes Land-Use Resolution

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 5/11/2015 07:06 am

The Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors passed a resolution Friday encouraging appropriate land use and development on property beside its industrial park facilities.

Walter Hussman Asks City of Little Rock To Abandon Alley

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Alleys in the heart of the big city present a different value, sometimes appreciated more in terms of monetary worth. That distinction is brought home regarding an alley in downtown Little Rock that recently drew special attention at City Hall.

A-State College of Business Dean Shane Hunt on Staying Linked in Supply Chain

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Shane Hunt, who was an associate professor of marketing at A-State, was named dean of the College of Business on April 3, 2014.

The Business Value of Listening (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/11/2015 12:00 am

There are reams of articles on listening, with approaches that vary widely. Most of what is required to listen, however, is to pay attention, remove distractions and remain fully present for the work in front of us.

J.B. Hunt Files Noncompete Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 5/11/2015 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. recently filed two lawsuits against former employees who allegedly violated their noncompete agreement by going to work for other trucking companies.

FAA Adds Urban Studies to Review of Drone Regulations

by Sean Beherec 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The Federal Aviation Administration's review of proposed regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles took a promising turn for operators last week when the FAA said it was adding several studies to better measure the use of the devices.

West Memphis Moves Forward with $10.9M Rail Project

by Mark Friedman 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The city of West Memphis hopes to get the final approval by the end of this month to start work on a $10.9 million project to expand railroad infrastructure to service the city's port.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state's unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Riggs Tractor an Example of Teaching Students Their Options

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

J.A. Riggs Tractor Co. sells heavy construction equipment, things like motor graders and earth movers. But technicians are the biggest segment of its 400-employee workforce, people “working on fairly sophisticated equipment,” said John Riggs, company president.

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The education categories in the graphic reflect only the highest level of education attained. They don't take into account completion of training programs in the form of apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, which may also influence earnings and unemployment rates.

Arkansas Worker Education Ready for Makeover

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Over a year after state Sen. Jane English began her crusade to reform workforce education in Arkansas, Charisse Childers is poised to carry out what English thinks is the centerpiece of that reformation: Act 892 of 2015, signed into law last month.

USA Truck CEO John Simone Treated for Lung Cancer

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 5/7/2015 05:20 pm

USA Truck Inc. CEO John Simone said Thursday that he is being treated for lung cancer, and that while he and his doctors are optimistic, he's not sure yet when he'll return to the company. "I intend to return as soon as medically advisable, and I am hoping that will be sometime this summer," he wrote.

USA Truck Shareholders Re-Elect 3 to Company Board

by Marty Cook 5/7/2015 01:50 pm

Shareholders voted to re-elect three members of the company's board of directors and approved, in an advisory vote, of the company's executive compensation plan.

Asa Hutchinson Names Members of Highway Funding Working Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2015 02:50 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the members of the Working Group on Highway Funding as directed by executive order.