Transportation Archive

New Terminal Opens at Manila Airport

by Associated Press 10/14/2014 08:28 am

City officials have opened a new terminal at the Manila Municipal Airport in northeast Arkansas after a year of construction.

Development Paused at Interchange as Conway Mulls Annexation

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Although the Conway Corridor project was first touted as a way to encourage more retail and office development, Conway city planners are exploring options that would allow them to limit development along the new corridor.

NLR Tire Center Leads Quartet of Pulaski County Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

A tire center project in North Little Rock, two big homes in Little Rock and a motel in Jacksonville have joined the seven-digit club.

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 10/13/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.

Jonesboro Building Bus Transfer Station

by Mark Friedman 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The city of Jonesboro is using a $1.1 million federal grant to build an approximately 2,000-SF bus transfer station. The project will house buses for the Jonesboro Economic Transit System, a lobby for customers and administrative offices, said Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin.

Interstate 55 Bridge Could Temporarily Close

by Associated Press 10/10/2014 10:51 am

Transportation officials are considering whether to temporarily close the heavily-traveled Interstate 55 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas during construction of a new interchange in Memphis.

Police: 550 People Lose Power After Weekend Wreck in Mountain Home

by Associated Press 10/7/2014 01:36 pm

Baxter County police say a 71-year-old man who recently crashed his car into two law enforcement helicopters has knocked out power to more than 550 people in another significant wreck.

Cleanup Underway at Train Derailment Site in NE Louisiana

by Associated Press 10/7/2014 01:33 pm

Cleanup continued early Monday at the site of a train derailment in northeast Louisiana. The engineer and conductor were injured when a freight train hit a truck Sunday at a crossing in Mer Rouge (mer-ROOZH'), derailing two engines and 17 cars of the 87-car train, state police said.

Even an Ozarks Coroner Gets Surplus Military Guns

by Associated Press 10/7/2014 11:52 am

Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee. Wortham is the Sharp County, Arkansas, coroner.

Random Rants and Rates (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/6/2014 12:00 am

You've seen the arrows in other columns. An “up” arrow for OK, a “down” arrow for not OK. Since these icons have been used elsewhere, I have long thought they were the province of others. No longer. There really is no good reason why I can't employ a similar device as an efficient way to comment on, and perhaps rant about, a number of random consumer-related influences. So, here goes.

Report: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Ahead of Peers

by Marty Cook 10/3/2014 08:02 am

Northwest Arkansas job growth easily beat its peer regions, the state and the nation this past year, according to a report released Thursday by the University of Arkansas.

Transportation Leaders Discuss Present, Future Issues of Industry

by Lee Hogan 9/30/2014 12:47 pm

Several transportation industry leaders gathered at Philander Smith College on Tuesday for a panel discussion on transportation, technology and logistics.

Car Rental Zipcar Getting Tryout at University of Arkansas

by Marty Cook 9/29/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas is trying an on-campus rental-car program again. Zipcar launched Sept. 20 on the Fayetteville campus and announced that two cars — a Ford Escape and a Ford Focus — are available for hourly or daily use for Zipcar members.

Bank Branch Trio Generates $3.45M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Three former Metropolitan National Bank branches combined for a $3.45 million transaction. A 3-acre parking lot in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.7 million deal. And a 50-room motel in Jacksonville changed hands in a $1.2 million deal.

Developments Old, New Suit Fort Smith

by Gwen Moritz 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Fort Smith is not only the site of the future U.S. Marshals Museum, but also nearly 1,000 new jobs (by 2021) and a new $30 million headquarters for ArcBest Corp. on the east side of town at Chaffee Crossing.

Otter Creek Mall Development Decades in the Making

by George Waldon 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Once upon a time, the current site of the Gateway Town Center and Bass Pro developments was slated to be part of a grand 1.1 million-SF regional mall development. The fabled Otter Creek Mall never achieved escape velocity from its drawing board concept unveiled on April Fool's Day in 1980.

Slater, Others Set for Transportation Panel at Philander Smith

by Mark Carter 9/26/2014 10:21 am

Former U.S. transportation chief Rodney Slater will join several of the state's biggest names in the transportation, technology and logistics sectors for a panel discussion hosted by Philander Smith College on Tuesday.

Manufacturing Sees 'Marked' Employment Growth

by Lee Hogan 9/24/2014 08:00 am

The manufacturing sector saw considerable growth in Arkansas in the second quarter, up 1.4 percent from a year ago, while transportation saw a slight increase, 0.1 percent, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

National Waterways Conference Set for Little Rock in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2014 10:09 am

The National Waterways Conference will take place in Little Rock next year.