Transportation Archive

Arkansas Highway Construction Projects Back On

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2015 09:54 am

Two of the more prominent projects back up for bidding include phase two of the interchange at interstates 30 and 430 and rehabilitation of the interchange of I-430 and Cantrell Road in west Little Rock.

USA Truck Executive Leaves Company to Stay in Dallas

by Marty Cook 8/31/2015 02:14 pm

Jeffrey Lester, an executive vice president with USA Truck Inc., resigned Aug. 24, after CEO Tom Glaser asked him to work from the company's headquarters in Van Buren on a daily basis.

Central Arkansas Industrial Space Vacancy Rate Slips

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas fell slightly in the second quarter compared with the year-ago quarter, to 11.7 percent compared with 11.9 percent in second-quarter 2014.

Peco Foods Development Heading to 2016 Launch

by George Waldon 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Work on the new $200 million integrated poultry operation of Peco Foods Inc. is changing the landscape in northeast Arkansas. The nearly 200-acre poultry plant complex site near Pocahontas, assembled in three buys totaling almost $1.4 million in February 2014, is the centerpiece of construction activity.

A Proud Moment for Our State: The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Erica Swallow 8/28/2015 11:38 am

Erica Swallow writes on the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame and how the inductees affected her life as a child growing up in northeast Arkansas.

USA Truck Names Head of Mexico Operations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2015 10:40 am

Nichols was most recently the director of international sales at U.S. Xpress Inc. and was director of business development for Con-Way. He has worked in the trucking industry for 35 years, including 20 years of experience involving Mexico.

Inaugural Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Alexis Hosticka 8/28/2015 09:12 am

The new Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame inducted its first members, 11 women and one group, during a ceremony Thursday night at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

UCA Receives $3M from Highway and Transportation Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/27/2015 03:50 pm

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway was presented with a $3 million check today.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame to Honor First Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 10:12 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate its inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Quapaw Casino-Growth Plans Generate Opposition in Kansas

by George Waldon 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The success of Downstream Casino Resort in Kansas and plans for expansion suggests that the Quapaw Tribe of Indians know how to run a casino — an expertise that might well worry Arkansas' existing gambling venues.

Weis Says Decision To Leave USA Truck His To Make

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Burton Weis said it was his decision to resign from the Van Buren trucking company and he hoped to stay in northwest Arkansas with his next job.

CORRECTED: Car-Mart's Quarterly Earnings Off

by Marty Cook 8/21/2015 10:45 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported a significant drop in earnings for the first quarter of 2016 that CEO Hank Henderson said was mostly the result of the company's "lack of consistent blocking and tackling." Car-Mart's income for the quarter was up 12 percent but revenue dropped from $7.2 million to $4.6 million.

PAM Gives Cushman Raise, Promotes Herndon

by Marty Cook 8/20/2015 08:52 am

PAM Transport of Tontitown promoted Matt Herndon to COO on Aug. 12, the company said in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

NWA Airport Announces Nonstop Service to San Francisco

by Marty Cook 8/18/2015 08:39 am

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport announced it would have nonstop jet service from northwest Arkansas to San Francisco.

Fly Arkansas Leases Former Hawker Facility

by Alexis Hosticka 8/17/2015 03:45 pm

Sage Partners has announced the lease of 55,882-SF of space at the former Hawker facility Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, to Fly Arkansas LLC.

Hugg & Hall Gets New Site in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Super Properties III LLC, led by John Hugg and Robert Hall, bought a 16.2-acre property at 7101 S. Zero St. Hugg & Hall paid just shy of $2.5 million to Alawest-AL LLC.

Mending Bridges a Constant Mission

by Marty Cook 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas inspects its bridges at least once every two years — and more frequently for bridges that have earned a structurally deficient label — and Mike Hill insists the term sounds worse than it is.

Central Arkansas Planners Think I-30 Proposal Costly, Inefficient

by Mark Friedman 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The state Highway Department's $450 million plan to widen Interstate 30, a project that includes replacing the Arkansas River Bridge, is generating hand-wringing from area planners.

Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

by Austin DuVall 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year's replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don't expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses.

Work Begins to Fix Pig Trail After Slide

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The clock is ticking for workers to complete emergency repairs by Halloween and reopen to traffic on the famed Pig Trail Scenic Byway in northwest Arkansas.