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Noel Oman

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General assignment/Transportation reporter

General assignment/Transportation reporter

Recent Stories by Noel Oman

On highway funds, Arkansas House OKs 1 bill, rejects 2nd

posted: 03/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Two separate efforts to raise more money for highway maintenance initially failed Monday in the Arkansas House of Representatives, but the chamber had second thoughts just before adjourning in the evening and passed the more modest of the two measures.

Proposal for busy stretch of Cantrell Road in west Little Rock takes cue from interstate junction

updated: 03/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

A new option to improve a traffic-clogged section of Cantrell Road in west Little Rock includes an element familiar to anyone who travels the I-430/I-630 interchange.

Panel endorses Plan B for road funds

posted: 03/22/2017 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Road proponents have a Plan B for highway funding -- a bill that would earmark for highways the money Arkansas generates from state sales taxes applied to purchases made on the Internet.

FOI exemption for agency advances

posted: 03/22/2017 3:35 a.m. Discuss

A bill that would provide what state highway officials called a narrow exemption for their agency from the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act won an endorsement from a House committee Tuesday.

Road work to shut U.S. 67/167 lanes

posted: 03/20/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Construction to improve U.S. 67/167 -- including a frontage road -- in Pulaski and Lonoke counties will require some lane closures today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Clock ticking on resolving I-30 job scope

updated: 03/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

The time for regional leaders to reach key decisions on the scope of the Interstate 30 corridor project is fast approaching, the top official at Metroplan says.

State truck-tech bill OKs wireless control over speed, brakes

posted: 03/17/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Semiautonomous tractor-trailers that can communicate with one another will be rolling down Arkansas highways together if a bill that got a nod from a legislative committee Thursday becomes law.

Arkansas road-bonds bill falls 13 votes shy in House

posted: 03/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

Legislation aimed at filling potholes and other maintenance needs on Arkansas roads hit a big pothole of its own Tuesday in the state House of Representatives.

Bills would raise yearly $200M for Arkansas roads

posted: 03/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A House committee, in two meetings Thursday, approved a legislative package that would raise more than $200 million annually for highway maintenance if voters also approve it.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Rush-hour drivers jam new Broadway Bridge to try it out

posted: 03/03/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Traffic was heavy during the evening rush Thursday on the first full day that the new Broadway Bridge was open to traffic, but it's likely that motorists didn't mind.






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