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Noel Oman

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General assignment/Transportation reporter

General assignment/Transportation reporter

Recent Stories by Noel Oman

160 turn out to peek at designs for I-30

posted: 01/30/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

More than 160 people got a first glimpse Thursday evening at what the Interstate 30 corridor through Little Rock and North Little Rock might look like if it is widened from six lanes to eight or even 10 lanes.

Improvements to I-30 topic of NLR meeting

posted: 01/29/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will hold a public meeting today in North Little Rock to present and discuss transportation solutions as part of a study to improve Interstate 30 through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Built-to-crumble I-30 stretch to be rebuilt; federal tests end

updated: 01/28/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

A section of Interstate 30 that was long designed to fail is finally getting fixed.

Widow sues funeral home

updated: 01/26/2015 9:01 p.m. Comment 1

A widow who entrusted her husband's body to Arkansas Funeral Care was left with "overwhelming and devastating emotional distress and mental anguish" after opening his casket to the "horrendous, gruesome and appalling sight of her husband's desecrated body," according a lawsuit filed Monday in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Widow sues funeral home

posted: 01/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- A widow who entrusted her husband's body to Arkansas Funeral Care was left with "overwhelming and devastating emotional distress and mental anguish" after opening his casket to the "horrendous, gruesome and appalling sight of her husband's desecrated body," according a lawsuit filed Monday in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

CATA board votes in new name, new bus colors

posted: 01/21/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Transit Authority voted Tuesday to change its name to Rock Region Metro and overhaul the look of its fleet in moves that proponents say will reflect other planned changes, including acquiring more eco-friendly buses and developing a real-time passenger information system.

Brothers work to save aging U.S. 79 bridge

posted: 01/19/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

CLARENDON -- Two young Monroe County brothers say their effort to save an 83-year-old bridge in their hometown from demolition will preserve a link to the impoverished Delta's past and boost the region's economic and cultural future.

Road officials: Legal fees offset

updated: 01/11/2015 11:58 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has paid two private law firms $628,000 in legal fees to represent it in employment legal matters since 2013, with more than half of the payments billed for two racial-discrimination cases.

Rough roads cost drivers $2B annually, report says

posted: 01/07/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Deteriorating, dangerous and congested roads cost Arkansas motorists $2 billion annually through added vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and delays, according to a new report by a transportation advocacy group.

Department funds studies to better roads

posted: 01/05/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is known for building roads and bridges, but the agency also has set aside millions of dollars in recent years to figure out ways to build them more efficiently or find someone who can.

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