Transportation Archive

Uptown Fayetteville Rediscovers Popularity

by Marty Cook 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Jeremy Hudson and others are putting faith and money into the Steele Crossing area of north Fayetteville.

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc.

Hutchinson: Focused on Economic Development Through Education, Trips Abroad

by Alexis Hosticka 11/12/2015 02:11 pm

At the 87th annual Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce meeting, Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks on his computer education program and plans to attract Chinese and Japanese business prospects to Arkansas.

Rock Region Metro Proposes 1/4-Cent Sales Tax

by Alexis Hosticka 11/10/2015 08:55 am

The Rock Region Metro board of directors unanimously approve a resolution to pursue a quarter-cent sales tax to provide dedicated funding for public transit.

National Flood Insurance Program Helps Protect Arkansans

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Residents of NFIP communities are eligible to buy flood insurance from the federal government at premiums dictated by factors that include what kind of floodplain the structure is located on and how elevated the structure is.

Trucking Associations Happy Transportation Bill Had Plenty of Room To Pass

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday a six-year, $339 billion highway transportation bill by a 363-64 vote. The Arkansas Trucking Association applauds the move.

Nearly $4.3M Transaction Visits Midtown Church (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a church in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $4.27 million. A 23,970-SF retail center in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.52 million. And a North Little Rock clinic sold for $2.4 million.

Adult Learners: A Call to Action (Judy McReynolds Commentary)

by Judy McReynolds 11/9/2015 12:00 am

With 18- to 21-year-old students accounting for only one-third of the national college population, ArcBest's challenge, and that of others in the Arkansas business community, is clear, says ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds.

Asa Hutchinson Plans Trade Mission to Japan, China

by Lance Turner 11/6/2015 02:14 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced plans to make his third international business development trip, this time to China and Japan on Nov. 15-24.

Companies Plan $12M Ethanol Unit Train Terminal for Maumelle

by Alexis Hosticka 11/5/2015 04:27 pm

Green Plains Partners LP and Delek U.S. Holdings Inc. announced plans to form a joint venture and build an ethanol unit train terminal on a Union Pacific Railroad line in Maumelle.

Marshals Museum, Corps of Engineers Reach Agreement on Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 10:38 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum said Thursday that it received consent from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build its 50,000-SF museum on a 16.3-acre riverfront tract in Fort Smith.

Metroplan: I-30 Construction Plan Would Only Move Congestion

by Alexis Hosticka 11/4/2015 03:35 pm

The plan to widen Interstate 30 in Little Rock would push congestion and bottlenecking to new areas unless other roadways are widened, leaders at Metroplan said Wednesday.

USA Truck 3Q Net Income Down 32 Percent

by Marty Cook 11/4/2015 10:06 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $2.7 million, or 17 cents per share, down 32 percent from $4 million, or 38 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

Update: Plane Flown by Former Walmart Exec Bill Simon Lands on Highway

by Associated Press 11/3/2015 04:25 pm

A small plane that made an emergency landing along an Arkansas highway was piloted by the former CEO of Wal-Mart's U.S. stores.

Little Rock Board to Hear I-30 Plan Tuesday Night

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 02:00 pm

The Little Rock Board of Directors is scheduled to hear a presentation during a special Tuesday meeting on plans to renovate the I-30 crossing.

CARTI Latest Addition to I-630's 'Hospital Row'

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

CARTI officially joins Hospital Row this week as it plans to start seeing some patients at its new $90 million, 170,000-SF cancer center in west Little Rock on Riley Drive, off John Barrow Road.

Jackpot Jet Alleges Mena Contractor Screwed Up Plane

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

The trouble started for Jackpot Jet LLC of Fort Bend County, Texas, after it bought a Learjet 31A in 2012 and hired Rose Aircraft Services Inc. of Mena to install a new interior and give it a paint job, according to Jackpot's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith.

Here's North Little Rock's Top 10 Electric Customers for 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

North Little Rock Electric's annual report for bondholders, which contains its revenue and the kilowatt hours sold, also includes a list of the city's top 10 electric customers and how much they paid to keep the lights on.

Yellow Light (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/2/2015 12:00 am

People who don't want more of Little Rock to be devoted to roadway are trying to force suburbanites back into the city. No, the suburbanites just want to pave over Little Rock so they can get the heck out of Dodge. There is tension there.

Taking the Road to Better Highways (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Arkansans have realized we can neither wait nor rely on Congress to adequately address highway or transportation infrastructure needs. States must address this issue themselves.


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