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Noel Oman

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General assignment/Transportation reporter

General assignment/Transportation reporter

Recent Stories by Noel Oman

Agency aim for tax OK: Fuller buses

posted: 02/14/2016 4:13 a.m. Discuss

If the Rock Region Metro buses that travel around Little Rock seem empty or nearly empty for parts of the day, it is because they are.

Agency scrubs $77M contract to build bridge

posted: 02/13/2016 5:57 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has canceled the award of a $77.5 million contract to replace the Interstate 40 bridge over the White River in Prairie County.

$7.8 million bid to pave way for Arkansas 5 safety upgrades

posted: 02/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department opened a low bid of $7.8 million Wednesday on a project to address safety concerns on a section of Arkansas 5 in Saline and Garland counties.

Transit app offers live updates, maps

posted: 02/09/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Rock Region Metro's new mobile tracking app is now available for the transit agency's bus riders.

State looks to cut crashes of vehicles going wrong way

posted: 02/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas highway officials have initiated systemwide improvements at an estimated cost of $2.8 million with a focus on reducing wrong-way crashes on the state freeway system.

Engineers at work on Little Rock I-30 request

posted: 02/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

Engineers working on the Interstate 30 corridor project are looking at eliminating the Second Street ramps and moving access to and from downtown Little Rock south to Fourth Street or beyond, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department announced Thursday.

New Cabot-to-Mayflower route gets support; state study sought

posted: 01/30/2016 2:51 a.m. Comments 2

Two dozen community leaders from Pulaski, Faulkner and Lonoke counties on Friday agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding promoting development of an east-west corridor along Arkansas 89 between Cabot and Mayflower and across north Pulaski County.

A U.S. 70 widening quickens

posted: 01/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Two separate, scheduled projects to widen U.S. 70 to five lanes between Interstate 30 and Hot Springs will be combined into a single project, a move state highway officials say will save time and money.

Transit tax on ballot flops with Metroplan

posted: 01/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Supporters of a proposed tax dedicated to transit for Pulaski County that is on the March 1 ballot have "more homework" to do.

Push starts for transit tax rise

posted: 01/22/2016 4 a.m. Comments 3

An organization formed to support a 0.25 percent increase in the Pulaski County sales tax to fund transit improvements formally kicked off its campaign Thursday.



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