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Transportation, Northwest Arkansas

Marty Cook

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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

The Influencers: Architect Marlon Blackwell This article is available only in print.

At an age when many men and women look forward to retirement, Marlon Blackwell, 60, is doing some of his best work. And he's looking forward to doing more and better projects. read more >

75-MPH Limit Still Awaits Green Light on Arkansas Highways

A law allowing the Arkansas Highway Commission to raise the highway speed limit to 75 mph went into effect Aug. 1, but the actual raising of any speed limits will have to wait until the Department of Transportation and its engineers complete an updated traffic study. read more >

NWACC Builds Toward National Dreams

Northwest Arkansas Community College, now the largest two-year institution in the state after reporting enrollment of 7,761 in 2016, hopes to break ground on an auxiliary campus in Springdale and recently opened Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food at a renovated Tyson Foods plant on Eighth Street in Bentonville. read more >

KC Firm Pays $11.4M For Northwest Medical Plaza (NWA Real Deals)

Block Real Estate Services of Kansas City, Missouri, paid nearly $11.4 million for the Northwest Medical Plaza in Springdale. read more >

Arkansas Banks Signing on to Mobile Wallets

Most people's smartphones already serve as camera, watch and music player. Now smartphones are increasingly becoming wallets, too. read more >

UCA Professor Finds CDL Training Eye-Opening

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

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas

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. read more >

Hospital Boom Creates Development Ripples Across Northwest Arkansas

Development experts say that hospitals are a great magnet for other retail and residential projects, such as restaurants, service companies and apartments. read more >

California Group Buys Sterling District For $57M

A California real estate group paid $57 million for the Sterling District student housing complex in downtown Fayetteville. read more >

Wal-Mart Holds Fourth Supplier Open Call

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville invited more than 500 suppliers of U.S.-made products to pitch products at the company's fourth "Open Call" on Wednesday. read more >