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State Awards $15M to Build Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The money comes from a federal program that's funding construction a national network of EV charging stations by 2030. 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 >
Government & Politics / Transportation

US to Propose New Rules for Airline Cancellations, Delays

The rulemaking pledge continues a push by the Democratic administration to require airlines to improve customer service, and it comes just weeks before the start of the peak summer travel season. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

Rail Safety Under Fire

With three Norfolk Southern Corp. rail accidents in the past two months, a recent bill, the Railway Safety Act of 2023, has been introduced. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

$2M Awarded for Transportation Safety Projects in Arkansas

Six projects across the state received funds. read more >
Insurance / Transportation

US Study: One Year of Road Crashes Cost Society $340B

People not directly involved in crashes pay for roughly 75% of all crash costs through insurance premiums, taxes, lost time from road congestion, excess fuel consumption and environmental impacts, the study found. 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 >
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 >
A file photo of Southwest Airlines planes at Chicago Midway International Airport in 2018
Government & Politics / Transportation

DOT to Probe Southwest Cancellations That Stranded Flyers

Many airlines were forced to cancel flights due to the weather, but Southwest was the most affected. read more >
Mark Pruett is the terminal manager at Helm Fertilizer Terminal Inc. near Helena-West Helena.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Construction / Transportation

$6.9M Grant to Fund More Growth at Helena Harbor

The money is a portion of $703 million in Department of Transportation grants announced Friday. read more >
An undated photo of a bridge construction project in California
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

White House Aims to Speed Up Pace of Building Infrastructure

As part of the effort, the Transportation Department will launch an internal center to provide best practices on project design, planning and construction for state and local leaders. 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 >
Government & Politics / Tourism / Transportation

White House: New Rule Will Show ‘True Cost’ of Plane Tickets

The requirement will apply not only to airlines directly but also to third-party search sites such as Kayak and Expedia. 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 >
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 >
Mark Pruett is the terminal manager at Helm Fertilizer Terminal Inc. near Helena-West Helena.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Transportation

Helena Harbor Items Checked OffLock Icon

For more than three years, members of the Image Environmental Inc. team have become familiar faces at the Helena Harbor, working on the Helm Fertilizer Terminal upgrade-expansion project. 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 >
Tourism / Transportation

Southern Airways Acquires Regional Carrier Air Choice One

Air Choice One, which has provided service to Jonesboro since 2012, will operate under the Southern Airways name. 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 >