Transportation Archive

Burgundy Book Shows Transportation Industry Growth

by Alexis Hosticka 6/25/2015 09:34 am

More than half of businesses expect that economic conditions in 2015 will be better than in 2014, according to a survey in the Little Rock Zone of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

5 Arkansas Airports to Share $1.8M Federal Grant

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 02:30 pm

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state will share $1.8 million in federal grants for airport upgrades and improvements.

Hutchinson Says Europe Trip Helped State Compete Globally

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 07:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says overseas trips like his recent economic development mission to France and Europe give Arkansas a chance to compete globally for jobs and companies.

Car Mart Execs Received No Bonuses in 2014

by Marty Cook 6/23/2015 01:26 pm

For the second consecutive year, the two top executives at America's Car-Mart of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses, according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday by the company.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

ABF Logistics to Open OKC Location Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 10:36 am

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of ArcBest Co. of Fort Smith, will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new Oklahoma City branch Wednesday.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

UA Plans To Revamp Passenger Plane Donated by Tyson

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The nine-passenger turboprop plane that Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated to the University of Arkansas is getting a makeover.

Arkansas Aerospace's Summer in Paris

by Marty Cook 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn't want to be secretive anymore.

NLR Warehouse Draws $1.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/22/2015 12:00 am

A 22,500-SF warehouse in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.46 million. A 13.7-acre residential parcel in west Little Rock weighed in at $1.25 million. And a 1,866-SF fast-food eatery in Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1 million transaction.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

UCA College of Business Receives $3M for Supply Chain Program

by Alexis Hosticka 6/19/2015 04:02 pm

The university will use the funds to endow a chaired faculty position to support and expand the supply-chain logistics management program beginning in the fall.

Transportation Department Appoints New Public Information Officer

by Alexis Hosticka 6/19/2015 03:09 pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has named Danny Straessle the new public information officer.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

NLR Company First in Arkansas to Get FAA Approval for Commercial Drone Use

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 02:12 pm

A North Little Rock company is the first in the state to receive Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate unmanned aerial systems commercially.

Update: Larry McElroy, Shot Near Little Rock Air Force Base, Dies

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/17/2015 07:16 am

Authorities say an armed man who was shot by guards this week outside of an Air Force base in Arkansas has died.

Paragould Students Revive History of USS Arkansas

by Associated Press 6/16/2015 01:50 pm

Today, what remains of the USS Arkansas rests under 170 feet of water and has become a popular destination for adventure scuba divers. Still, the memory of the Arkansas remains vibrant with 129 of Gary Yarbrough's Social Studies students at Greene County Tech Junior High in Paragould.

UA Maritime Transportation Center Receives $923,700 Federal Grant

by Mark Carter 6/16/2015 09:27 am

The center, known as MarTREC, is a consortium of researchers focused on maritime and multimodal transportation research. It has received $3.7 million since 2013.

Questions Surround Man Shot Near Gate at Little Rock Air Force Base

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/16/2015 07:02 am

Guards at the Little Rock Air Force Base perceived a threat when they shot and critically wounded a man who crashed his SUV near an entrance and got out of the vehicle holding a rifle, the base commander said.

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