Transportation Archive

The Sales Tax: Consumers Get It (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/9/2017 12:00 am

If voters know exactly what a sales tax is for — a new jail or community center or fire station, an economic development incentive for a new factory, a local road project — the likelihood local voters will support the local tax is greatly increased.

UA's Transportation Center Awarded $1.4M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2017 09:25 am

The University of Arkansas says its researchers and collaborators at five other institutions have been awarded a $1.4 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to continue designing supply-chain networks to optimize resources and minimize congestion on navigable waterways.

Volkswagen to Face Lawsuit by Arkansas Highway Employees Fund, Others

by David Shepardson, Reuters 1/5/2017 09:22 am

Volkswagen AG must defend an investor lawsuit filed by pension funds, including one representing Arkansas State Highway Employees, over the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal, a U.S. judge rules.

Study: Voters Favor New Tax on Fuel Wholesalers for Highways

by Sarah Campbell 1/4/2017 03:14 pm

Arkansans prefer maintaining roads to building new ones, would favor a sales tax on fuel wholesalers and support making permanent the temporary one-half cent sales tax they approved in 2012, researchers said.

J.B. Hunt, BNSF Request Intermodal Arbitration

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 03:08 pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell and BNSF Railway Co. of Fort Worth requested the revenue sharing of its Joint Service Agreement be decided by arbitration.

Dennis Jungmeyer Retires, Reflects on 38 Years at AADA

by Sarah Campbell 1/3/2017 01:47 pm

Dennis Jungmeyer, outgoing president of the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association, has retired after 38 years. Here, he offers some insight into a industry poised for change.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

In the Workplace 2017: LGBT Rights and Immigration Law Compliance

by Michelle Kaemmerling and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/30/2016 07:00 am

A look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

In the Workplace 2017: 'Ban the Box' and Concerted Activity Under the NLRA

by Regina Young and John Davis 12/29/2016 06:51 am

A quick look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

In the Workplace 2017: New EEOC Forms Will Lead to More Scrutiny of Pay Practices

by Troy Price 12/28/2016 07:00 am

Changes are coming to the EEO-1 form certain employers must file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Here's what to expect.

In the Workplace 2017: With Overtime Rules On Hold, What's Next?

by Jane A. Kim 12/27/2016 07:00 am

Employers who intend to wait until the dust finally settles before taking steps to comply with new overtime exemption rules should consider a few things.

Anytime Valet Takes Aim at 'Porch Pirates' with Delivery Kiosks

by Sarah Campbell 12/26/2016 07:42 am

In early January, Anytime Depot of North Little Rock is poised to wrap up a pilot program for its new Anytime Valet kiosk, a last-mile delivery service.

Fort Smith Meteorologist Turns Drone Hobby into Business

by John Lovett, Southwest Times Record 12/26/2016 07:28 am

Joe Williams, a meteorologist for the 188th Wings, started Ascending Impressions, a local company that offers aerial video coverage of events from weddings and birthday parties to festivals.

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 12/26/2016 07:00 am

Now that Arkansas has a medical marijuana law on the books, employers must prepare to address this issue. Here's how.

Arkansas Automobile Dealers Name Greg Kirkpatrick President

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2016 10:40 am

The Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association says that, effective Jan. 1, Greg Kirkpatrick will be its new president.

Maverick USA Acquires Marine Transport of Michigan

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/20/2016 09:32 am

Maverick USA Inc., the parent company of Maverick Transportation LLC in Little Rock, announces its acquisition of family-owned boat hauling company Marine Transport Inc. in Au Gres, Michigan.

Governor to Appoint Philip Taldo to Highway Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 01:14 pm

Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Monday that he intends to appoint Philip Taldo of Springdale as the next commissioner of the Arkansas Highway Commission.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

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