Tagged: arkansas good roads foundation

Highway Work Ahead, And It’s About Time

by Marty Cook 2/25/2019 12:00 am

The long-delayed Arkansas highway funding initiative moved along this week, passing a Senate committee with one official no vote.

Truckers, Construction Firms Ready to Roll with Arkansas Highway Plan

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/14/2019 2:33 pm

While Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $300 million per year plan for highways will raise diesel prices for truckers, they'll eventually come out ahead through time saved and fewer equipment repairs, the Arkansas Trucking Association says.

Proposed Arkansas Highway Plan Would Raise $300M Per Year

by Lance Turner 2/11/2019 11:49 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and legislative leaders unveil a $300 million per year plan to maintain Arkansas' roads and bridges — one billed as the largest single highway proposal in the state's history.

Arkansas' Highways to Nowhere

by Marty Cook 1/28/2019 12:00 am

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.

Road Funding in Arkansas Still Elusive

by Marty Cook 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson sees highway funding as a priority when the state’s next legislative session opens in January.

Asa Hutchinson: Highway Funding A Priority Next Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/13/2018 1:48 pm

Arkansas' governor says he believes it's possible to find consensus for raising additional money for the state's highways, but is stopping short of endorsing a specific plan yet to do so.

Study Cites Economic Benefits of Spending More on Roads

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2018 2:08 pm

The Arkansas Good Roads Foundation and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce release a study that showed the projected economic impact of increased spending on state roads and highways.

Joe Quinn Joins Arkansas Good Roads Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2018 12:00 am

Joe Quinn has been named executive director of the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation in Little Rock.

Options Slim After Defeat of Arkansas Highway Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/20/2017 7:05 am

The defeat of an effort to put a highway initiative on the Arkansas ballot next year leaves highway advocates few options for finding new ways to close a growing funding gap.

Study: Voters Favor New Tax on Fuel Wholesalers for Highways

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/4/2017 3:14 pm

Arkansans prefer maintaining roads to building new ones, would favor a sales tax on fuel wholesalers and support making permanent the temporary one-half cent sales tax they approved in 2012, researchers said.

The Public in Public Policy (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/1/2016 12:00 am

A much-needed increase in annual highway funding is a problem. It’s a problem because the needs are so great, and the options for attainable, incremental funding are limited. In order to achieve the increases necessary to benefit all Arkansans, public involvement is needed in the development of new public policy leading to increased funding.

Never Say Never (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

This is the perfect time to increase the fuel tax. Gasoline remains relatively cheap in historic terms, and the price per gallon can easily fluctuate by 5 cents per day. If we are going to have decent roads, we need an adequate and reliable funding mechanism — and spending the state rainy-day fund and nickel-and-diming other government needs just screams inadequate and unreliable, doesn’t it?

Good Roads Foundation Names Newton, Beaver to Executive Committee

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2015 7:07 am

The board of the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation has elected Shannon Newton and Harold Beaver to its executive committee, it announced this week.

Increase the Gas Tax Now (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Gas taxes are the fairest, simplest way to fund good roads. But revenue from the per-gallon consumption tax is declining because vehicles are using less gas. And consumption will continue to fall as cars and trucks become ever more efficient.

Consumers and Highway Funding (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas consumers recognize the importance of smoother and safer roads. Consumers get it. And here’s hoping the new Highway Funding Working Group assembled by Gov. Asa Hutchinson gets it, too.