Tagged: river rail system

Where You Can Ride the Rails Around Arkansas on National Train Day

by Blair Neel 5/7/2015 12:00 am

Whether you’re interested in state history, feats of engineering or super sightseeing, here are a few Arkansas activities and sights to indulge your family’s train obsession.

5 Spring Break Itineraries for Big Adventure in Little Rock

by Mandy Stanage Shoptaw 3/24/2014 8:01 am

Whether you’re dealing with budget issues or time constraints, sometimes leaving the city for a vacation just isn’t in the cards. This spring break, keep your family entertained with these mom-approved itineraries from Mandy Stanage Shoptaw; you can mix and match to make your own agenda or add in a spring break camp or workshop. Most importantly, have a fun and safe spring break with your family.

Ridership Up on River Rails, But So Are Expenses

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2013 12:00 am

In 2012, attendance on the River Rail Streetcar system was 104,998, an increase of 4.6 percent from the previous year, but an 8.4 percent in expenses left the three municipalities that run the rails covering the shortfall.

Discover Arkansas: Find Yourself at Home in The Natural State

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/23/2012 12:00 am

There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a 176-year-old state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The deep woods of the Ozark Mountains, the wide-open farmlands of the Delta, the slow pace of small-town life or the conveniences and attractions of the big city — Arkansas has it all, including an endless supply of great food, good music, festivals, fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities.

Public Transportation

by Michael Barrier 8/1/2011 12:00 am

I’ve found that if you want to startle your friends, one good way is to say, “I was riding the bus downtown the other day ...” Jaws drop, women faint, children run screaming from the room, dogs whine in terror. It’s a very satisfying spectacle.

Discover Arkansas: Central Arkansas

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/11/2011 12:00 am

At the heart of Arkansas you’ll find the capital city of Little Rock. The hub of the city is the downtown area, which is thriving with restaurants, art galleries, museums, shops, bars and fine hotels. State government, medical, banking and financial centers and statewide media have also made their home in the area.

Discover Arkansas: Six Great Regions To Explore and Play

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/26/2010 12:00 am

There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The deep woods of the Ozark Mountains, the wide-open farmlands of the Delta, the slow pace of small-town life or the conveniences and attractions of the big city – Arkansas has it all, including an endless supply of great food, good music, festivals, fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities.

5 Rides on the River Rail

by Greater Little Rock Guest Guide Staff 5/1/2010 12:00 am

There’s a lot to see downtown, and the River Rail Trolley can take you to most any destination. Truthfully, your feet can carry you most of the time, but they aren’t as charming. The electric streetcar’s 3.4-mile route is most stunning where it traverses the Arkansas River and spies the Little Rock skyline. Two dollars gets you an all-day pass. Once you’re all aboard, you’ve got 14 stops to choose from – here are just five we think you’ll like.

How Adjusting Your Transportation Plan Can Help the Environment

by Leigh Ann Golden 1/1/2008 12:00 am

From carpools to bikes to public transportation, you’ve got choices when it comes to reaching your destination in an environmentally friendly way. Here's some tips and hints.