Transportation Archive

Central Arkansas Commuting Time Below National Average

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Metroplan, the region's planning agency, earlier this month released its “2017 Demographic Review and Outlook,” a report that this time focuses on the commute those workers make.

Is Vacation in Your Plans? (Alese Stroud Expert Advice)

by Alese Stroud 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Let's be clear. Sitting on a beach practicing distance management skills via email does not count as vacation. It counts as vacation only when you completely unplug.

Broadway Bridge Garners Engineering Award (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department was presented a bridge engineering award for the new Broadway Bridge at the International Bridge Conference in June.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

ArcBest Reports 2Q Profit of $15.7M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2017 10:39 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports second-quarter profit of $15.7 million, or 60 cents per diluted share, an increase from the $10.2 million profit, or 39 cents per diluted share, in the same quarter a year ago.

UA Little Rock Professor Awarded $500K For Fuel Cell Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 01:22 pm

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has received $500,000 to develop high-performance, cost-effective transportation fuel cells.

Riverfest's Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of Riverfest is much greater than memories of fun, music, food and the occasional festival-goer wearing much too little clothing for his frame.

Rock Region Metro Director Resigns

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 03:14 pm

Rock Region Metro Executive Director Jarod Varner on Friday announced his departure from the central Arkansas transit organization after four years of leading it.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 10:41 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016.

JB Hunt Buys Special Logistics Dedicated LLC for $136M

by Lance Turner 7/21/2017 07:06 am

Publicly traded logistics company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell agrees to buy Special Logistics Dedicated LLC of Houston for $136 million. The company said the move will expand its e-commerce delivery platform.

Frontier Airlines to Fly Again in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 04:51 pm

Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced that it will resume service to Little Rock as a part of a nationwide expansion in 21 cities.

JB Hunt 2Q Net Income Down 7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 11:54 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports second-quarter net income of $97.9 million, down nearly 7 percent from the same quarter last year.

U.S. Drivers Set Record in 2016 for Miles Traveled

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Vehicle miles traveled in the United States exceeded 3.2 trillion miles in 2016, a record, according to the Federal Highway Administration. It was the fifth consecutive year of increased mileage on public roads.

UCA Professor Finds CDL Training Eye-Opening

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Doug Voss is not giving up his day job, and motorists on Arkansas highways can be thankful for that.

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses.

Epic I-30 Makeover Gearing to Go Through LR-NLR Urban Corridor

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Widening a 6.7-mile section of Interstate 30 that runs through the middle of the state's largest metropolitan area alone represents a monumental task.

Mayor Bob McCaslin Says Bonds Spent on Bentonville Resources Show Crystal Clear Effects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Bob McCaslin served two terms as an alderman before being elected to his first term as mayor of Bentonville in November 2006.

Putting Rural America First in Aviation (Rep. Bruce Westerman Commentary)

by Bruce Westerman 7/14/2017 09:00 am

he 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act would benefit small and rural communities through improved airport infrastructure, advanced remote tower technology, and a strengthened contract tower program.

Metroplan Report Finds People Live Where They Work

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 09:39 am

Metroplan on Thursday released its 2017 Demographic Review and Outlook, noting demographic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

UA Chancellor Steinmetz Named Presiding Co-Chair of Northwest Arkansas Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 09:29 am

University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz is the new presiding co-chair for the nonprofit Northwest Arkansas Council.

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