Tagged: Transportation

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Technology & TelecomTransportation

Nelson Peacock is hopeful that the arrival of a global innovation company will help spur northwest Arkansas’ business ecosystem and solve some nagging logistical problems. read more >

Highway Funding Plan Hurts Poor, Critic Says

Highway Funding Plan Hurts Poor, Critic Says

Transportation

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation that will raise an estimated $95 million annually for the state’s highways, but a public policy group says the sales tax portion is too regressive. read more >

Arkansas' Highways to Nowhere

Arkansas' Highways to Nowhere

Transportation

Arkansas needs hundreds of millions more dollars to adequately maintain current roads and bridges and keep up with future needs. The last new money the state dug up for Arkansas highways was $50 million the governor scraped together in 2016 from existing sources. read more >

I-49 Bypass Gets Its Wish: A $25M Grant

I-49 Bypass Gets Its Wish: A $25M Grant

Transportation

The bypass is a 19-mile stretch of Interstate 49 that will sweep around Bella Vista to the west and reconnect in southern Missouri. It is the only uncompleted stretch of Interstate 49 between Kansas City and Fort Smith. read more >

Even Truckers Have Trouble With Delivery

Even Truckers Have Trouble With Delivery

Transportation

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren and ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith are behind in their equipment upgrades because the manufacturers don’t have enough drivers to deliver the tractors. read more >

Glider Rule Recall Another Bad Idea

Glider Rule Recall Another Bad Idea

Transportation

Gliders were important to independent drivers or small companies because they cost $100,000 compared with $140,000 for a new tractor. Also, because it is a “used” tractor, there was no 12 percent federal excise tax imposed. read more >