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Transportation, Northwest Arkansas

Marty Cook

Assistant Editor

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Marty Cook joined Arkansas Business in October 2013 after 19 years as an award-winning newspaper reporter. He covers the transportation industry and northwest Arkansas businesses.

Marty, a native of Shreveport, graduated from Missouri in 1993 with a bachelor of journalism. He, his wife and three daughters live in Fayetteville.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

In Becoming an Arts Beacon, UA Refurbishes a Landmark

Jeannie Hulen's ambition to promote the learning of art at the University of Arkansas received an enormous boost this summer when the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation gave the school a $120 million gift. read more >

ATRI Weighs In on Infrastructure

There were few surprises among the recommendations in a recent report by the American Transportation Research Institute. read more >

Arkansas Timber Rides Wave Of Demand

This year's hurricanes are likely to boost Arkansas' timber industry, which was already experiencing a surge of new investment. read more >

Fayetteville Condos Sell for $2.5 Million (NWA Real Deals)

Molly Court LLC, led by Jeff Koenig, bought the multifamily property at Molly Court and Leverett Avenue in Fayetteville. read more >

Higher Waters Open Gates to Higher Flood Insurance Premiums

For many Arkansans, the path to flood insurance goes through FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program– and participation in the NFIP is dropping. read more >

America's Car-Mart Names New CFO, Reports Profit

America's Car-Mart of Bentonville announced that Vickie Judy will become the company's chief financial officer beginning Jan. 1. read more >

Tyson Foods Reports Record Annual EPS, Acquisition

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported on Monday fiscal 2017 income of $1.77 billion, which the company said represented a record earnings per share of $5.31. read more >

Money for Arkansas River Bridge Is Fort Smith's Missing Link

A key component of the massive I-49 project in western Arkansas is a 13.7-mile stretch near Fort Smith that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River. read more >

Fury of 3 Hurricanes Humbles Brett Overman

Cleaning Up Brett Overman, builder of Jonesboro's Zips Car Wash, discusses the challenges of running a disaster recovery business in the wake of three hurricanes. read more >

Increasing Arkansas' Speed Limit Up for Debate

Arkansans have more than a month to tell the state's Department of Transportation what they think of increasing the highway speed limit. read more >