Transportation Archive

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On AutoMail

by Sarah Campbell 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A northeast Arkansas company, AutoMail, has been added to a new virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in recognition of technology it developed in the 1990s that helped community banks save money through manifest mailing.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Dassault Aviation Delivers First 8X Jet

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2016 11:11 am

Dassault Aviation of Paris, France, on Wednesday delivered its first Falcon 8X aircraft to Amjet Executive of Athens, Greece, at Dassault's facility in Mérignac, France.

Waltons Among Forbes' Top 20 Richest

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 01:31 pm

The Walton family has fallen out of the top 10 of Forbes magazine's list of the country's 400 richest people.

Canal Growth Could Tighten Traffic on Arkansas Interstates (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/3/2016 12:00 am

June was a big month for commercial transportation and its benefits to consumers. On June 29, the Interstate Highway System turned 60. And on June 26, the expansion of the Panama Canal was completed, more than doubling the ship-board container capacity of the canal, which was built in 1914.

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.

Burgundy Book: Wages Increasing, Unemployment Declining

by Alexis Crowe 9/28/2016 10:24 am

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock zone averaged 3.8 percent in the second quarter, its lowest rate on record, according to the latest Little Rock Burgundy Book.

What Commuters Can Expect When the Broadway Bridge Closes Wednesday

by Sarah Campbell 9/27/2016 10:06 am

Drivers coming in and out of Little Rock and North Little Rock will be confronted with shifting traffic patterns, lane changes and signal adjustments while the Broadway Bridge is closed for the next six months.

Rock Region Metro Continues Maintenance Deal With Love's Trillium CNG

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2016 09:21 am

Rock Region Metro of North Little Rock plans to replace its remaining 43 diesel-fueled buses with compressed natural gas buses by the end of 2025.

Maumelle Villas Moved in $8.5 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Townhomes in Maumelle, a future Nissan dealership site in Benton and timberland in eastern Saline County provide our trio of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions this week.

Volkswagen Faces Long Road in Regaining Trust

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks.

Solar Jobs Grow in US by 20 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, however, only 264 people were employed in solar jobs in 2015, putting the state at 49th in per-capita ranking of solar jobs among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Arkansas Trucking Association Looks to College For Help

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to do something novel to address the high turnover rate for trucking executives by naming four college students to the association's 40 Under 40 Council.

Port of Little Rock Reports Barge Tonnage for August

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:24 am

The Port of Little Rock on Wednesday reported that its total barge tonnage in August was 57,000 net tons.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Little Rock Airport Gets $5.9M Grant for Improvements

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:33 am

The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a $5.9 million grant to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock to rehabilitate the taxiway at Adams Field.

FedEx Opens Little Rock Ground Facility, Employs 175

by Alexis Crowe 9/20/2016 02:50 pm

FedEx Corp. of Memphis marks the grand opening of its new 303,000-SF Ground facility in southwest Little Rock, where the company employs 175 people.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

Conway's Lewis Crossing Nears Completion

by Jan Cottingham 9/19/2016 12:00 am

One of the big puzzle pieces in Conway's retail development picture is almost complete: Lewis Crossing, the 441,871-SF, $65 million shopping center at the southeast corner of Interstate 40 and Dave Ward Drive.