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Noel Oman

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LR port added 600-plus acres in year's time

posted: 12/31/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The Port of Little Rock, needing more land to take advantage of its access to world markets via water, has been on an acquisition binge lately.

Downtown Little Rock building redo put at $1.5 million; property to house eateries, apartments

posted: 12/27/2017 7:09 a.m. Comments 3

Renovation of a historic building on Main Street in Little Rock to house two new restaurants and 11 apartments will cost at least $1.5 million, according to a building permit obtained for the property.

Little Rock notebook

posted: 12/25/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Mayor's leadership saluted with award

MEDICAL CRISIS REDEFINES ‘BETTER HALF’: Little Rock airport exec finds kidney close to home

posted: 12/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

While it's not easy to call someone who faced an organ transplant lucky, that description would seem to fit Ron Mathieu.

Votes advance I-30 widening; $631.7M project adds lanes through downtown Little Rock, North Little Rock

posted: 12/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The $631.7 million Interstate 30 project and other transportation projects in central Arkansas remained on track Wednesday after two key votes by the board for the region's federally designated metropolitan planning organization.

After 2 votes, $631 million I-30 project in central Arkansas back on track

posted: 12/20/2017 1:05 p.m. Comment 1

The $631.7 million 30 Crossing project is back on track after two key votes Wednesday by the board for the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for central Arkansas.

Projected passenger rise lifts Little Rock airport budget proposal

posted: 12/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A projected 1 percent increase in passenger boardings in 2018 at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field helped shape its proposed $34 million operating budget for next year, airport officials said.

Agency floats $8.4B funding plan for Arkansas roads; proposal adds 6.5% fuel excise tax

posted: 12/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

Adding a 6.5 percent excise tax on the wholesale price of fuel and extending a 0.5 percent state sales tax for another 10 years would help raise nearly $8.4 billion over that period for highway and bridge maintenance as well as some capital projects across the state, the top official at the Arkansas Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

3 entities OK tweaks in plan for I-30 through downtown Little Rock, North Little Rock

updated: 12/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The three local jurisdictions involved in the $631.7 million Interstate 30 project through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock have signed off on an amendment to the region's transportation improvement plan that will satisfy the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

Spotty job growth said to stymie state

posted: 12/02/2017 1:51 a.m. Comments 4

Arkansas' low unemployment rate has been better than the U.S. average, but it is unevenly spread across the state, which points to modest economic growth in the near future, the chief economist for the Arkansas Economic Development Institute said Friday.

Fed official warns of interest-rate risk

posted: 12/02/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Continuing the policy of increasing short-term interest rates risks the creation of an interest-rate environment next year that in the past signaled weaker economic performance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Friday.

City, county officials OK amendment to description of I-30 project in central Arkansas

posted: 12/01/2017 3:14 p.m. Discuss

The three local jurisdictions involved on the $631.7 million Interstate 30 project through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock have signed off on an amendment to the region’s transportation improvement plan that constitutes the final local action on the project.

Lease owners put downtown Little Rock Marriott up for sale

posted: 12/01/2017 7 a.m. Comment 1

The owners of the lease to operate the Little Rock Marriott have put the city's flagship hotel on the market three years after it underwent a $16 million renovation.

Agency picks 10-lane plan for I-30 through downtown Little Rock, North Little Rock

posted: 11/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

Interstate 30 through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock will be built as a 10-lane corridor rather than eight lanes, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation plans for the $631.7 million project.

Project to remake I-30 through Little Rock's downtown will be mainly 10-lane corridor, agency says

posted: 11/29/2017 3 p.m. Discuss

The project to remake Interstate 30 through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock will be built as a largely 10-lane corridor rather than in a configuration using eight lanes, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

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