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Conway junction lands on fast track

posted: 08/27/2015 5:31 a.m. Comments 2

The Metroplan board of directors on Wednesday approved fast-tracking funding for a new project that will include the first roundabout at a major interchange in Arkansas.

Transit board to gauge support for expansion

posted: 08/25/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Members of Rock Region Metro's board will meet with Pulaski County's chief executive and area mayors in the coming days to gauge support for the transit system's proposed $23.3 million service expansion.

U.S. road fatalities on rise

posted: 08/24/2015 6:09 a.m. Comments 8

This year is shaping up to be the deadliest on the nation’s highways since 2007.

Road group to steer efforts to finding cash for quick fixes

posted: 08/21/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

The Governor's Working Group on Highway Funding decided Thursday that its immediate focus should be on finding additional money to meet the the short-term needs of Arkansas roads.

2 airports adopting one radio frequency

posted: 08/21/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission on Thursday approved a proposal to share a radio frequency with nearby Camp Robinson airfield in the interest of safety for pilots at both airports.

Fliers decline at LR airport

posted: 08/19/2015 4:15 a.m. Comments 4

The state's largest airport continues to see fewer passengers, but the decline isn't reflected in its bottom line yet.

Disadvantaged businesses focus of airport conference

posted: 08/19/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field will sponsor a free conference Friday to assist small and minority-group businesses in becoming certified as disadvantaged business enterprises.

Arkansas author, collector dies at 62

posted: 08/18/2015 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Steven Hanley, who parlayed a lifelong interest in history and a voluminous postcard collection into an enduring newspaper feature, has died. He was 62.

Propane tanks worry neighbor

posted: 08/17/2015 4:19 a.m. Comment 1

State agencies say three propane storage tanks on a big curve on U.S. 64 just inside the city limits of Beebe are far enough from the busy highway to pose no danger, even after the road eventually is widened from two lanes to five lanes.

Transit system gets new name, 15 buses

posted: 08/12/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority formally rolled out its new new name, Rock Region Metro, and environmentally friendly buses on Tuesday, changes supporters say represent the beginning of a more vibrant mass transit system in Pulaski County.

In tight times, Arkansas' road upgrades go gravelly

posted: 08/06/2015 3:53 a.m. Discuss

To stretch its maintenance dollars during a time of uncertain revenue, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has turned to a tried-and-true material to help refresh some of its busier roads: gravel.

Airports seek ride-share exception

posted: 08/01/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The two largest commercial service airports in Arkansas say they want an exemption from proposed state rules governing Uber and other ride-sharing technology companies.

Upgrades win favor at CATA

posted: 07/31/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Transit Authority's governing board Thursday backed a $23.3 million plan to upgrade bus service in Pulaski County that hinges on a sales-tax increase.

I-30 corridor study wins U.S. approval

posted: 07/30/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

A year-long planning study on how to improve the congested Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock has won formal federal government approval, state highway officials announced Wednesday.

I-30 planning study completed

posted: 07/29/2015 11:20 a.m. Comments 3

A year-long planning study on how to improve the congested Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock has won the federal government's seal of approval.

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