Transportation Archive

Commission OKs $3.1M Bid to Better Mark Off-Ramps

by Associated Press 2/17/2017 08:20 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a $3.1 million bid for highway and interstate improvements aimed at reducing wrong-way crashes.

Little Rock Port Reports Tonnage for January

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 03:39 pm

The Little Rock Port Authority reports that January activity across all operations started the year off on a positive note.

Chick-fil-A, Chili's on Tap for Clinton National Airport

by Lance Turner 2/14/2017 11:05 am

Chick-fil-A and Chili's are coming to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, pending approval by the airport's commission.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Sticker Price Totals $41.5M for McLarty Package of North Point Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock's McLarty Auto Group bought five auto projects from Asbury Automotive Group of Duluth, Georgia.

ArcBest 4Q Net Income Drops On Restructuring Plan

by Marty Cook 2/8/2017 09:19 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported 2016 fourth-quarter income Wednesday of $1.58 million, down from the $5 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Driver Costs, Insurance Put Brakes on PAM in 4Q

by Marty Cook 2/7/2017 04:28 pm

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported fourth-quarter income Tuesday of $722,000, down from $3.2 million in the same quarter of 2015.

Highway Director Scott Bennett Talks 30 Crossing, Money for Roads

by Sarah Campbell 2/7/2017 03:50 pm

The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is keeping its promises and has many irons in the fire, Director Scott Bennett told the Little Rock Rotary Club on Tuesday.

USA Truck's New CEO: Financial Results 'Unacceptable'

by Marty Cook 2/7/2017 09:41 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren finished a tumultuous year, reporting its fourth consecutive quarter of declines, with its new CEO calling the logistics company's financial performance "unacceptable."

Playing the Trading Card (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/6/2017 12:00 am

If the United States were to impose onerous tariffs on foreign goods, the effect on Arkansas consumers would be higher prices.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

Randy Rogers Out, James Reed In As USA Truck CEO

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 05:16 pm

The executive turnover at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren continued as the company announced Monday that CEO Randy Rogers was replaced by CFO James Reed.

Work on Interstate 49 Requires Lane Closures in Bentonville

by Associated Press 1/30/2017 03:21 pm

State highway officials say construction work on Interstate 49 will cause overnight lane closures in Bentonville beginning next week.

Trumps Signs Order to Cut Regulations on Business

by Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters 1/30/2017 11:00 am

President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

No Splitting Hairs Over Philip Taldo's Choice of Venue for Highway Oath

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Philip Taldo is a Springdale man through and through so it shouldn't have surprised anyone he took the Arkansas Highway Commission oath of office in a downtown barbershop.

True Tale Trounces Comic Fantasy at Dogpatch USA

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The story of Dogpatch USA is a meandering one that now covers half a century. Its course resembles the winding, up-and-down path of Scenic Highway 7 that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors during its 25-year run.

Fire Proves Importance Of Ozark Regional Transit

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Ozark Regional Transit began running a full schedule of bus service two weeks after an early morning fire devastated most of its fleet.

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 1/27/2017 05:01 pm

Kathy Deck said northwest Arkansas and health care services will be strong points for an otherwise less robust Arkansas job market in 2017. Deck, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, made her remarks at the 23rd annual Business Forecast Luncheon in Rogers.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.