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Noel Oman

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Wind-turbine firm to expand Little Rock site

posted: 08/19/2017 4:27 a.m. Discuss

The market appears to be turning around for LM Wind Power, one of the leading wind-turbine manufacturers in the world, and its Little Rock operations.

Little Rock port OKs try for debt of $5.5M

posted: 08/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Port Authority took the first step Wednesday to issue up to $5.5 million in debt that the agency's top official says will help make the Arkansas River port more competitive on the global stage.

Little Rock airport puts electric outlets, ports at all seats

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Travelers will have no more worries about finding a place to charge their cellphones while waiting for a flight at the state's largest airport.

Hearing scheduled on bid to liquidate airline's assets; startup had flown out of Little Rock airport

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

It looks increasingly likely that GLO Airlines, the New Orleans startup, no longer will fly out of Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field or any other airport anytime soon, if ever.

New lecture series to focus on planning in Central Arkansas

posted: 08/13/2017 4:28 a.m. Discuss

The inauguration of a new lecture series devoted to community planning comes at an important juncture for central Arkansas, said Tab Townsell, the top official at Metroplan.

LR flying service arriving at milestone

posted: 08/13/2017 2:04 a.m. Comment 1

Central Flying Service has had many roles in general aviation during its 78 years at the state's largest airport.

Aviation structure in port's way

posted: 08/06/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

An aging but still critical aid to navigation in the air is blocking the Little Rock Port from navigating its own future on land.

Central Arkansas officials see more streetcar riders

posted: 07/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith has noticed more people riding the Rock Region Metro streetcars that circulate in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Merits of Pulaski County corridor plan weighed

posted: 07/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Camp Robinson and Little Rock Air Force Base loom large over the development of a robust east-west traffic corridor in north Pulaski County.

Transit service reviews options for route tweaks

posted: 07/26/2017 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Proposed adjustments to a handful of Rock Region Metro bus routes won generally positive feedback from riders who attended a public hearing Tuesday at the Central Arkansas Library System's main branch in downtown Little Rock.

Little Rock-area transit director to leave

posted: 07/22/2017 2:48 a.m. Comment 1

Jarod Varner, executive director of Rock Region Metro, the transit system in Pulaski County, announced Friday that he will step down after four years in the post to take a job with a national transit contracting and management company.

$67.7M low bid for contract to rebuild portion of Arkansas interstate

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 10.4-mile section of Interstate 530 in Jefferson County known as the Pine Bluff bypass will be rebuilt under a contract for which a low bid worth $67.7 million was opened Wednesday.

Ultra-low-cost carrier returns to Little Rock airport

posted: 07/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Frontier Airlines, the ultra-low-cost carrier, announced an ambitious expansion Tuesday, adding 21 new destinations from its Denver hub, including a return to Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field.

Procedure in question for development OK

posted: 07/16/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

A planned residential development near downtown Little Rock has the backing of the Capitol Zoning District Commission staff to move forward, but a developer behind the $5 million project said she fears it won't get off the ground if the commission doesn't streamline its approval process.

Airline grounds its fleet, owes Little Rock airport thousands

posted: 07/15/2017 3:32 a.m. Comment 1

Officials at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field want GLO Airlines to succeed, but at the same time they look askance at the nearly $100,000 in unpaid bills the startup New Orleans-based airline has left at the airport.






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