Transportation Archive

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.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 09:23 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, down from 4 percent in November and 4.7 percent in December 2015.

J.B. Hunt 4Q Income Up 1 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2017 09:21 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Thursday reported fourth-quarter income of $117.5 million, up from $116.7 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Hickingbotham Investments Buys Landers Harley-Davidson

by Sarah Campbell 1/18/2017 09:18 am

Hickingbotham Investments Inc. of Little Rock agrees to purchase Landers Harley-Davidson of Little Rock and Conway from RML Automotive of Lewisville, Texas.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

Former Razorback Ryan Hale Shifts to New Career Planning Bike Trails

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

After five-plus years as a program officer at the Walton Family Foundation, Ryan Hale has left to start his own consulting company.

Attorneys Ask for Additional $86M from Wal-Mart in Truck Drivers Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Plaintiffs' attorneys for Wal-Mart truck drivers who were awarded more than $54 million in damages in an overtime case are now asking a judge to add another $86.1 million to the award.

USA Truck's Christian Rhodes Leaves Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2017 03:25 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren announced the departure of Chief Information Officer Christian Rhodes in a one-sentence filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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.

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