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Noel Oman

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General assignment/Transportation reporter

General assignment/Transportation reporter

Recent Stories by Noel Oman

Bids in on Broadway Bridge job

posted: 09/18/2014 4:57 a.m. Comments 2

The Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River will be out of commission for no more than six months if the low bid to replace it -- submitted by a Kansas City, Mo., construction company -- is accepted.

LR airport panel OKs concourse upgrades

posted: 09/17/2014 4:47 a.m. Discuss

Construction on a $17.6 million upgrade of the passenger concourse at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field will begin as early as March and take about a year to complete, a top airport executive said.

State agency calls for rail-plan opinion

posted: 09/17/2014 3:39 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will hold two meetings next week to solicit comment on a new statewide rail plan and the possibility of extending high-speed passenger rail service in the state.

Political strategist touts Clinton era

posted: 09/16/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

The founder of the Democratic Leadership Council, a centrist party organization that helped propel Bill Clinton to the presidency, said the organization's core philosophy remains viable although the "ideas are going to be different because the times are different" than they were 25 years ago.

State to open bids on 47 road, bridge projects

posted: 09/15/2014 4:06 a.m. Comments 2

More than three and a half years after it decided the Broadway Bridge must be replaced, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will open bids on the project Wednesday.

William Ray 'Casey' Jones: Ex-state fire chief oversaw office's rise

posted: 09/13/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Armed with little more than a pair of firefighters' boots and gloves, a shovel and some cans to collect evidence, William Ray "Casey" Jones developed a national reputation for investigating fires.

Runway's plane catcher at LR airport out-of-date

posted: 09/11/2014 5:21 a.m. Discuss

A structure designed to stop aircraft overruns that was installed at the state's largest airport after the crash of American Airlines Flight 1420 in 1999 is at the end of its useful life and is scheduled to be removed.

Shortfall puts off GIs' weekend drill

posted: 09/10/2014 4:56 a.m. Discuss

Army National Guard units in Arkansas and most states have delayed their weekend training for thousands of their soldiers this month to help make up for a National Guard Bureau $101 million budget shortfall for fiscal 2014, which ends Sept. 30.

CATA ridership drops 5 percent

posted: 09/02/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

The harsh weather central Arkansas endured last winter is still affecting the ridership numbers of the region's mass transit system.

34 million expected to travel for holiday

posted: 08/29/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

A chance of rain this weekend likely won't deter too many Arkansans from enjoying the three-day Labor Day holiday weekend that traditionally marks the close of summer.


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