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Noel Oman

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General assignment/Transportation reporter

General assignment/Transportation reporter

Recent Stories by Noel Oman

Sun sets on 1922 Broadway Bridge; rush-hour traffic grows, slows, but not as much as feared

posted: 09/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Comment 1

The world didn't end Wednesday with the much-anticipated first rush hour in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock without the Broadway Bridge, but traffic was held up a little.

It's 8 bells, end of road for Broadway Bridge; span closes at 10 a.m.

posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The ringing of a ceremonial bell eight times will terminate the "final watch" for the 93-year-old bridge and signal that the 25,000 motorists who use it daily need to find another way to cross the Arkansas River. The Broadway Bridge formally closes to traffic at 10 a.m.

Licenses step up for state drivers, will require more detailed background checks

posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas is set to begin issuing driver's licenses that it says have enhanced security features and will require more detailed background checks of their bearers, state officials announced Monday.

State to change road stripes; reflective material’s savings to help agency add workers

posted: 09/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is abandoning high-tech pavement stripe technology and using the savings to double its complement of traditional pavement striping crews that it says will make state highways safer and still save the agency money.

White River bridge rally set for Saturday

posted: 09/23/2016 2:36 a.m. Discuss

A rally to help build support to preserve the historic U.S. 79 bridge over the White River in Clarendon will be held Saturday, organizers say.

Little Rock airport's new lease for hangar approved

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission on Tuesday approved a lease agreement with an American Airlines subsidiary, which said it is adding a maintenance facility, up to 60 jobs and a $2.5 million investment to the state's largest airport.

Arkansas weighs tolls to build new interstate route

posted: 09/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is commissioning a study on the feasibility of not only using tolls to help build a new section of Interstate 49 in western Arkansas, but also to have someone else operate and maintain the tollway.

Agency floats fallback plans for I-30 fund

posted: 09/15/2016 5:31 a.m. Comments 7

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is thinking about other ways to spend the $631.7 million it has identified for the Interstate 30 corridor project in case the project doesn't move forward.

Airport plans 'direct' policy on staff flying

posted: 09/14/2016 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Officials at the state's largest airport want to put their money where their mouths are and encourage airport employees to take direct, nonstop flights when feasible.

Arkansas parolee calls transportation a lifeline

posted: 09/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Parolees must get a job as one of the conditions to be released from prison. Alvertis Murry, 44, has had several since wrapping up a 21-year stretch in prison two years ago.

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