Transportation Archive

Crain Automotive Expands to Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Crain Automotive Group is adding two more dealerships to its portfolio. Crain bought the Kia dealership and will rename it Crain Kia of Fort Smith, and it also bought the Hyundai dealership and will rename it Crain Hyundai of Fort Smith.

Arkansas Trucking Featured in Washington Post Story

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

A recent item in the Washington Post about driver retention in the trucking industry mentioned several Arkansas sources.

I-30 Changes Worry East Little Rock Property Owners

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The unknown changes wrought by a future improvement of Interstate 30 have downtown Little Rock players concerned.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Quartet of Apartments Produces $49.6M Buy (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Fairfield Apartments, Berkley Apartments, Pleasant Pointe Apartments and Valley Crossing Apartments, all in west Little Rock, were sold to affiliates of Monarch Investments of Colorado.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

EPA: Crittenden County Meets Ozone Standard

by Mark Carter 1/28/2016 02:56 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to approve a state request to designate Crittenden County in northeast Arkansas as having met the federal 2008 ozone standard.

Highway Commission OKs $33.8M Project

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 09:52 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a $33.8 million bid for improvements on Interstate 440 near the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 10:26 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, from 5 percent in November to 4.8 percent in December.

Automobile Dealers Expand Their Holdings

by Marty Cook 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Mark McLarty, whose McLarty Automotive Group has purchased a handful of dealerships in Arkansas and Missouri in the past 18 months, isn't alone in building a dealership portfolio.

New List of Shopping Centers Shows Trend

by Gwen Moritz 1/25/2016 12:00 am

In 2006, the last time Arkansas Business published a list of the largest shopping centers in the state, University Mall in Little Rock was still open and Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers was the big new thing.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Uncertainty Surrounds Governor's Highway Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/24/2016 01:15 pm

With a plan to tap into the state's surplus and divert some general revenue, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is offering short-term relief to Arkansas' long-struggling highway funding system. At the same time, his approach may inject more uncertainty into the state's budget in the coming years.

Arkansas 226 Expansion to Improve Travel in Northeast Arkansas

by George Jared 1/22/2016 10:18 am

The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department's multimillion-dollar effort to expand Arkansas 226 is paying off, with the final completed sections of the project coming online this summer and into the fall.

JB Hunt 4Q Net Income Up 6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2016 11:01 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Thursday reported fourth quarter net earnings of $116.7 million, up about 6 percent from the same quarter last year.

Hutchinson Plan Aims to Raise $750M for Highways Without Higher, New Taxes

by Mark Carter 1/19/2016 02:45 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday unveiled his plan to fund state highways — a plan he says will generate $750 million in new funding over the next decade.

Transport Enterprises in Arkansas Focus on Growing Services, Logistics

by Marty Cook 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Trucking companies in Arkansas, like others around the country, are increasingly turning to logistics services to drive growth.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

University of Arkansas Joins Truck Driving Quest

by Marty Cook 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Members of a partnership that includes Mid-America Truck Driving School of Malvern, the Northwest Technical Institute of Springdale and the UA Global Campus in Rogers hope to raise the exposure and enrollment numbers of the program.