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Noel Oman

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General assignment/Transportation reporter

General assignment/Transportation reporter

Recent Stories by Noel Oman

Broadway span hits a bump

posted: 07/05/2015 5:07 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas River isn't the Mighty Mississippi, but it has proved to be a formidable force in the early going of the $98 million project to replace the Broadway Bridge linking Little Rock and North Little Rock.

6-year job at I-430/I-630 winding down

posted: 07/04/2015 4:14 a.m. Comments 4

After six years and $150 million, the finishing touches are finally being applied to the project to upgrade the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange in west Little Rock.

Long-term bill for highways said unlikely

posted: 07/02/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Congress is unlikely to come up with an agreement to finance a long-range federal transportation bill, U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., said Wednesday.

Drive-to-job traffic in state ranked low

updated: 06/28/2015 11:06 p.m. Discuss

All or parts of four major metropolitan statistical areas in Arkansas have traffic congestion that is below the national average, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

LR airport readies quicker screenings

posted: 06/27/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport Friday unveiled its on-site enrollment center for a Transportation Security Administration program aimed at allowing expedited screening.

$55M in projects for roads pulled

posted: 06/25/2015 4:10 a.m. Comments 5

State highway officials said Wednesday that they removed another $55 million in road and bridge construction projects from a bid letting because of uncertainties that persist over the future of federal transportation funding.

CATA hearing turnout small but vocal

posted: 06/23/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Only a handful of people showed up at the Central Arkansas Transit Authority's first public meeting Monday to solicit comment on possible options for future bus service, but they had plenty to say.

NLR airport panel delays radio-sharing vote

posted: 06/19/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission decided Thursday it wants more information on a proposal for its airport to share a radio frequency with nearby Camp Robinson airfield.

State agency disburses $9M in airport grants

posted: 06/18/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

The state Aeronautics Commission on Wednesday awarded 31 grants totaling nearly $9 million to 23 airports, the largest monthly amount the agency has awarded.

LR airport use falls 10% as drop enters 5th month

posted: 06/17/2015 3:19 a.m. Comments 2

A pronounced decline in the number of passengers using the state's largest airport continued in May.

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