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Noel Oman

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Bidding on road jobs gets a tweak

posted: 11/30/2015 5:06 a.m. Discuss

Highway contractors will get not one or two but a total of four cracks at nearly $500 million worth of road construction projects beginning this week.

Holiday's flow to be bigger, say 2 airports

posted: 11/25/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airports say the bustling Thanksgiving travel period will be busier than this time last year, in line with a national trend.

Democrats oppose changes in road-funding distribution

posted: 11/24/2015 4:50 a.m. Discuss

Several Democratic state lawmakers say they oppose any tinkering with the traditional formula used to distribute state dollars for road construction.

12-year-old I-30 proposal more ambitious than current one

posted: 11/23/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

An Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department proposal to widen Interstate 30 through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock to 10 lanes calls for a smaller highway than a study recommended a dozen years ago.

Report on raising cash for roadways due to governor soon

posted: 11/20/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be presented next month with an array of options to raise $160 million or more annually to provide a quick boost in funding for state, county and city road maintenance and construction.

Cheaper diesel cuts transit tab for cities, county

posted: 11/18/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Bargain prices for diesel fuel allowed the Rock Region Metro transit agency to reduce the amount of money it will request from its local partners and still provide raises for its employees in the 2016 budget that its board of directors approved Tuesday.

Pulaski Tech to offer fare-free bus passes

posted: 11/18/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski Technical College and Rock Region Metro have partnered to offer the school's students, faculty and staff a fare-free universal transit pass for 2016.

State tosses 2-street idea to link with I-30 traffic

posted: 11/17/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Transforming two downtown Little Rock streets into state highways to improve the Cantrell Road/Interstate 30 interchange as part of the larger I-30 corridor project isn't a viable option, engineers associated with the effort said Monday night.

LR airport loses concession partner

posted: 11/14/2015 4:23 a.m. Comment 1

The concessionaire at the state's largest airport and its minority-member-owned business partner are parting ways.

Transit directors seek tax of 0.25%

posted: 11/10/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Rock Region Metro board of directors voted in a special meeting Monday to ask the Pulaski County Quorum Court to refer an ordinance to voters in the March 1 primary election that would dedicate a 0.25 percent sales tax for transit that would raise an estimated $18 million annually.

I-30 plan channels traffic in zigs, zags

posted: 11/08/2015 4:23 a.m. Comments 2

In a 24-hour period in June, a traffic engineering consulting firm counted 19,600 vehicles passing through the intersection at East Second and Cumberland streets in downtown Little Rock.

I-30 project faces region's six-lane limit

posted: 11/05/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A proposal to widen the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock to 10 lanes violates a regional planning policy that limits freeways in the area to six lanes.

State: Will work with cities on I-30

posted: 11/04/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

State engineers told Little Rock city directors Tuesday that plans for the renovation of the Interstate 30 corridor that runs through downtown North Little Rock and Little Rock remain a work in progress and pledged to continue to work to address concerns about the estimated $600 million project.

Little Rock city directors to review plan for I-30 corridor

posted: 11/02/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock City Directors Ken Richardson and Gene Fortson view the $600 million Interstate 30 corridor project through the same lens but from different angles.

Won't stop I-30 project planning, highway exec says

posted: 10/30/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

The state's top highway official Thursday rejected a request for a moratorium on planning associated with the Interstate 30 corridor rebuilding project.



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