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Noel Oman

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Low highway bids total $213M

posted: 12/18/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway Commission on Wednesday selected low bids worth $213 million on a dozen construction projects, with nearly half the amount devoted to a 4.5-mile section of the planned Springdale bypass in Northwest Arkansas.

Operator at airport set to sell hangars

posted: 12/17/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Central Flying Service, which bills itself as the world's largest general aviation service center, is downsizing in a big way.

Airport-project fees found fair

posted: 12/13/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Federal requirements make fees associated with airport projects higher than the fees paid for similar private-sector and nonairport public projects, a member of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission says.

Church influences investigation of deadly curve

updated: 12/07/2014 11:38 p.m. Discuss

Monticello residents long have referred to a section of U.S. 278 just east of the Drew County seat as "Dead Man's Curve," a dangerous stretch of highway that catches many motorists unaware if they aren't careful or they are unfamiliar with it.

Beebe: Put road tax back on ballot

posted: 12/03/2014 3:50 a.m. Comments 2

Voters eventually should be asked to make permanent the statewide half-percent sales tax they approved two years ago to pay for road construction, Gov. Mike Beebe said Tuesday.

I-430/30 ramps set to open

posted: 12/02/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Work is nearing completion on new exit ramps for the Interstate 430/Interstate 30 interchange in Little Rock, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said Monday.

Highway agency says it's on track for winter

posted: 12/01/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department still is augmenting its equipment and personnel to combat snow and ice, but the agency says it's on track to be better prepared than last winter.

Metroplan revenue far short of 'vision'

posted: 11/28/2014 2:32 a.m. Comment 1

Without new ways to raise money, central Arkansas' long-range transportation plan will have $6.4 billion to work with -- and fall about $13.1 billion short of addressing identified needs through 2040, according to the region's planners.

WWII plane to make China trip

posted: 11/24/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

One of the few remaining examples of a legendary aircraft, one that flew all over the world before finding a home at the North Little Rock Municipal Airport, is making one more journey for history's sake.

Road agency picks 2 deputy chiefs

posted: 11/21/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department on Thursday named two deputy directors, one who will be its first chief operating officer and the other its new chief engineer.

LR airport's Wi-Fi speed soars

posted: 11/19/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport announced Tuesday that it boasts the fastest free Wi-Fi available at any airport in the nation.

Agent: Prospects looking at airport's empty spaces

posted: 11/19/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Several prospective tenants are considering leasing at least a part of the former Hawker Beechcraft completion facility, according to marketing executives retained by Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field.

LR airport expects decline in fliers

posted: 11/15/2014 4:28 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport forecasts a larger decline in passenger boardings next year, but it expects revenue to be flat, according to a proposed 2015 operating budget.

Bowen, LR lawyer of many talents, dies

posted: 11/14/2014 5:08 a.m. Discuss

William H. Bowen, a south Arkansas cotton farmer's son and onetime Navy fighter pilot whose remarkable turns as a lawyer, banker, civic leader, educator and political adviser in Arkansas spanned six decades, has died.

Insurer leaving LR airport spot

posted: 11/13/2014 4:15 a.m. Discuss

Another prime property at the state's largest airport is going empty.

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