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Noel Oman

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Transit app offers live updates, maps

posted: 02/09/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Rock Region Metro's new mobile tracking app is now available for the transit agency's bus riders.

State looks to cut crashes of vehicles going wrong way

posted: 02/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas highway officials have initiated systemwide improvements at an estimated cost of $2.8 million with a focus on reducing wrong-way crashes on the state freeway system.

Engineers at work on Little Rock I-30 request

posted: 02/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

Engineers working on the Interstate 30 corridor project are looking at eliminating the Second Street ramps and moving access to and from downtown Little Rock south to Fourth Street or beyond, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department announced Thursday.

New Cabot-to-Mayflower route gets support; state study sought

posted: 01/30/2016 2:51 a.m. Comments 2

Two dozen community leaders from Pulaski, Faulkner and Lonoke counties on Friday agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding promoting development of an east-west corridor along Arkansas 89 between Cabot and Mayflower and across north Pulaski County.

A U.S. 70 widening quickens

posted: 01/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Two separate, scheduled projects to widen U.S. 70 to five lanes between Interstate 30 and Hot Springs will be combined into a single project, a move state highway officials say will save time and money.

Transit tax on ballot flops with Metroplan

posted: 01/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Supporters of a proposed tax dedicated to transit for Pulaski County that is on the March 1 ballot have "more homework" to do.

Push starts for transit tax rise

posted: 01/22/2016 4 a.m. Comments 3

An organization formed to support a 0.25 percent increase in the Pulaski County sales tax to fund transit improvements formally kicked off its campaign Thursday.

Metroplan advisory panel backs tax measure on county's ballot

posted: 01/21/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

It didn't take much debate for a Metroplan advisory committee to support a proposal on the March 1 primary election ballot that would establish a one-fourth percent Pulaski County sales tax dedicated to transit.

Little Rock airport lands new tenant

posted: 01/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport landed a new tenant that officials at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field say also represents an economic boost for the wider community.

Board OKs raise, bonus for transit agency exec

posted: 01/20/2016 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Rock Region Metro's board of directors on Tuesday gave the transit agency's top executive a 3 percent raise in his annual pay, as well as a 3 percent bonus.

Boulevard proposed for I-30 in downtown Little Rock

posted: 01/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 14

Tom Fennell, a principal in the Little Rock firm Fennell Purifoy Architects, has applied his background in neighborhood planning to the area of the city he has called home for nearly 50 years.

State opens bids on 25 highway jobs

posted: 01/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department on Wednesday opened low bids totaling $238.3 million on more than two dozen construction projects, including the long-awaited one to replace the White River bridge on Interstate 40 between Monroe and Prairie counties.

No grant, Newport span in doubt

posted: 01/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Of the two remaining double-cantilever bridges in Arkansas, the one colloquially known as the Blue Bridge in Newport seemed to have the best chance to survive.

Knife thrown, Little Rock man jailed, police say

posted: 01/02/2016 6 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police arrested a 56-year-old man after he threw a knife at someone shortly before midnight Thursday, an arrest report said.

North Little Rock woman accused of running over 1, trying to run over others

posted: 01/02/2016 6 a.m. Discuss

A 23-year-old woman stands accused of running over another woman and trying to run over others on New Year's Eve in the parking lot of a North Little Rock apartment complex, according to police.

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