Transportation Archive

Rock Region Metro Plans Service Enhancements, Fare Review

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2016 02:09 pm

As part of an annual review process, Rock Region Metro is planning system service enhancements, including proposed changes for 14 of its 26 bus routes. A fare review, the first since 2009, is also underway.

Study: Road East of Hot Springs Would Cut Downtown Traffic

by Associated Press 6/13/2016 11:11 am

A study says an extension of the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway north and east of Hot Springs would go a long way toward reducing traffic congestion downtown.

Food-Ordering Grab App Launches at NWA Airport

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:57 am

Grab, a mobile app that saves passengers time by allowing them to pre-order meals for pick-up from airport restaurants, launched last week at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Bentonville.

Preparing for the Drone Revolution (Micah Goodwin Expert Advice)

by Micah Goodwin 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Drone law is still in flux, so it's important to understand both the current legal framework and where the law is headed.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

FedEx Freight's Scott Dewey Recognized as Top Safety Pro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Scott Dewey, manager of safety process and compliance for FedEx Freight in Harrison, has been awarded the honor of top safety professional of 2015 by the Arkansas Trucking Association.

TAC Energy Buys Assets of Mutual Oil of Massachusetts

by Kyle Massey 6/7/2016 11:25 am

TAC Energy, the large national fuel distributor with roots in Texarkana, is continuing its growth strategy by buying the wholesale unbranded assets of Mutual Oil Co. Inc. of Brockton, Massachusetts.

Lawmakers Face Growing To-Do List for '17 Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/6/2016 07:24 am

It's already clear lawmakers and Gov. Asa Hutchinson have a full plate for the 2017 session.

Streetcars En Vogue, But Study Urges Use Beyond Tourists

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/6/2016 07:15 am

As Oklahoma City prepares to break ground on its first streetcar line in seven decades, and as other cities adjust to having them again, authors of a federally backed study suggest their routes move people with a purpose - not just target the tourist trade.

ATA Road Team Promotes Arkansas Truck Drivers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton introduced the 12 members of the Arkansas Road Team at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference in Little Rock last month.

Focus in Turner Grain Case Shifts to K.B.X.

by Mark Friedman 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Lonoke County farmers hope to recover the $5.5 million they lost dealing with Turner Grain Inc. from a company they claim worked closely with the Brinkley crop broker: K.B.X. Inc. of Benton.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Protecting Cargo Never Ends for Arkansas Truckers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods.

Maumelle Motel Draws $2.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/6/2016 12:00 am

New Frontier Hospitality LLC, led by Dilep and Vitesh Patel, bought the Quality Suites at 14322 Frontier Drive.

Arkansas Road Crews to Close Lanes on I-40 to Improve Road

by Associated Press 6/3/2016 09:10 am

Arkansas highway crews will close lanes on Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and Morgan during the overnight hours next week so they can replace asphalt.

Wal-Mart Testing Uber, Lyft for Online Grocery Delivery

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/3/2016 07:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix.

Arkansas Officials to Study Toll Lanes in Little Rock Area

by Associated Press 6/1/2016 04:43 pm

The Arkansas Highway Commission is studying whether to add part-time toll lanes to Little Rock area freeways, a move that supporters said could alleviate traffic for commuters and help efforts to expand mass transit in the region.

No Easy Options for Arkansas' Long-Term Road Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/31/2016 07:04 am

The biggest criticism of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to raise nearly $50 million for highways is that it doesn't address the long-term needs for Arkansas' roads. But when you look at the options for closing that larger funding gap, it's easy to see why the governor punted.

Battle Over Air Ambulance Pay Lands in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Air Evac EMS Inc. of O'Fallon, Missouri, an air ambulance operator, says it is owed $10 million or more by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, which hasn't properly paid for medical flights provided to policyholders.

'A Good Graphic' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

A couple of weeks ago, I opined in this space that our Legislature should just raise the blankety-blank fuel tax to pay for the highway construction and maintenance that Arkansans need and want. Last week, I ranted about the use and misuse of data, including by “the media” (my favorite monolith). This week, thanks to our friends on the editorial page at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, I'm going to pull both of those topics together.