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Record Crowds are Expected to Take to The Air and Roads for Thanksgiving

AAA forecasts that 55.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home between next Wednesday and the Sunday after Thanksgiving. read more >
Construction / Transportation

$49M Awarded to Transportation Projects in Bryant, Russellville

One of the projects calls for about 3.6 miles of Old Stagecoach Road in Saline County to be reconstructed. read more >
Tourism / Transportation

Expect Big Crowds for Summer Travel Season — And Big Prices, Too

Some travelers say they will settle for fewer trips than they hoped to take, or they will drive instead of fly. Others are finding different money-saving sacrifices. read more >
A file photo of U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaking at a news conference in New York in June 2021
Government & Politics / Transportation

Buttigieg to Visit Clinton National Airport

The stop in Little Rock is part of a four-state trip highlighting federally-funded safety improvements at airports. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

$2M Awarded for Transportation Safety Projects in Arkansas

Six projects across the state received funds. read more >
An aerial view of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Transportation

Airlines Back More Spending, Staff to Fix Failed FAA System

Airlines have been pushing the FAA to modernize the air-traffic control system for years. They argue that a faster and complete rollout of a so-called NextGen plan to modernize the national airspace system will benefit the traveling public by making flights more efficient and reliable. read more >
A United Airlines plane takes off at San Francisco International Airport.
Government & Politics / Transportation

Flight Disruptions Cascade Across US After Computer Outage

While the White House initially said that there is no evidence of a cyberattack, President Joe Biden said "we don't know" and told reporters that he's directed the Department of Transportation to investigate the cause of the disruption. read more >
Public Companies / Transportation

Expecting Better From Southwest

It’s hard to imagine a worse way to end 2022 than the way the low-cost air carrier Southwest Airlines did. read more >
Tourism / Transportation

Southwest Airlines Flight Cancellations Continue to Snowball

Exhausted travelers sought passage by other means using different airlines, rental cars, or trains — or they've simply given up. read more >
Travelers walk along a concourse at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2019
Tourism / Transportation

Thanksgiving Might Bring Changes in Holiday-Travel Habits

Travel experts say the pandemic and the ability of many people to work remotely has blurred the lines between business and leisure trips. They think many people will start holiday trips early or return home later than normal because they will spend a few days working remotely — or at least tell the boss they're working remotely. read more >
John Edwards, economic development director of the Helena Harbor: “We’ve overcome what I call the most serious infrastructure challenges that we’ve faced.”
Construction / Transportation

Helena Harbor Awarded $2.9M for Barge Terminal Project

The federal grant is the largest single infrastructure and equipment investment in the harbor's history. read more >
A Tesla charging station in Ithaca, New York
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

States Get Final OK to Build Highway EV Charging Network

The Transportation Department approved EV charger plans from a final set of states, triggering the release of $1.5 billion in federal funds to all jurisdictions nationwide. read more >
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport saw 698,257 enplanements in 2017, according to the FAA.
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

FAA to Give Arkansas Airports Nearly $28M for Upgrades

The money is the first installment of $5 billion for airport projects included in President Biden's infrastructure law. read more >
A file photo of U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaking at a news conference in New York in June 2021
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Tourism / Transportation

Buttigieg: US May Act Against Airlines on Consumers’ Behalf

Widespread delays and cancellations have been reported as demand picks up. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

Buttigieg Sends $5B to Cities for Safety as Road Deaths Soar

Federal cash is available to communities that pledge to promote safety for the multiple users of a roadway, particularly pedestrians and bicyclists. read more >
Environmental workers clean the shore at Huntington Beach, California, after an oil spill in October 2021.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Transportation

US Will Require Valves on New Pipelines to Prevent Disasters

Pipeline companies for years resisted new valve requirements because of the expense of installing them and concerns they could close accidentally and shut off fuel supplies. read more >
An electric vehicle on a charger. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the number of charging stations in Arkansas is behind other states and more urban areas of the country.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Transportation

States Get Go-Ahead to Build Electric Car Charging Stations

The Biden administration has made $5 billion in federal funds available. read more >
Bill and Hillary Clinton are scheduled to attend the ceremony marking the first phase of renovations and the renaming in their honor of the former Little Rock National Airport.
Public Companies / Transportation

Airlines Again Warn of Potential Disruption From 5G Rollout

The industry says thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports. read more >
A train car sits on a loading dock at the Little Rock Port Authority.
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

Little Rock Port Awarded $3M to Expand Barge Capacity

The project is part of a nationwide effort to address supply chain issues. read more >
Bill and Hillary Clinton are scheduled to attend the ceremony marking the first phase of renovations and the renaming in their honor of the former Little Rock National Airport.
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

FAA Gives $23M from Infrastructure Law to Arkansas Airports

Sixty-five commercial, county and municipal airports received the funds. read more >