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50 years of flight: North Little Rock's Joel Buckner takes award for decades as pilot

posted: 06/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Joel Buckner's 50 years in aviation can best be summed up as quality over quantity.

Metroplan asked to drop 6-lane limit for freeways

posted: 06/24/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has formally asked the Metroplan board of directors to grant the proposed Interstate 30 corridor project a waiver from its policy restricting central Arkansas freeways to six lanes.

Hope to save historic Arkansas bridge revived

posted: 06/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The historic U.S. 79 bridge over the White River at Clarendon has a chance to be saved after all, the city's mayor said Wednesday.

Bids in for two I-49 widening jobs

posted: 06/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The long-planned widening of the busy Interstate 49 corridor in Northwest Arkansas got another boost Wednesday with the opening of bids on two projects between Fayetteville and Bentonville worth $66.4 million.

Travelers at Little Rock airport rise 5.5%

posted: 06/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Compared with recent years, passengers are flocking to the state's largest airport in 2016.

U.S. 79 BRIDGE AT CLARENDON: Court ruling spells doom for old Arkansas bridge

posted: 06/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Supporters of the historic U.S. 79 bridge over the White River in Clarendon had their Hail Mary attempt to save the bridge slapped down by a federal judge Monday.

Arkansas transit agency proposes changes, will review fares

posted: 06/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Rock Region Metro has developed changes that likely would go online this fall on more than half of its 26 regular bus routes.

$6.2M in upgrades for Little Rock airport endorsed

posted: 06/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The different pieces of the next round of improvements at the state's largest airport are quickly falling into place.

Broker contract to go to airport panel

posted: 06/16/2016 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Two commercial real-estate brokers will have another year to attract tenants for the state's largest airport under a proposed contract extension that will go before the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission next week.

I-30 project draws 1,400 comments

posted: 06/14/2016 5:50 a.m. Comments 3

More than 1,400 comments on the proposed Interstate 30 corridor project through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock were submitted by Friday's deadline, a reflection of the high interest in the proposal to remake the 6.7-mile corridor, including replacing the bridge over the Arkansas River.

I-69 corridor still priority in Arkansas, officials say

posted: 06/13/2016 4:42 a.m. Comments 2

Supporters of the long-planned Interstate 69 corridor through southern Arkansas haven't given up on seeing the 189-mile section built.

Inspectors put rigs, drivers through paces

posted: 06/09/2016 1:04 a.m. Discuss

Dozens of tractor-trailer rigs began rolling through an inspection station just west of Benton on Interstate 30 eastbound early Tuesday as part of a three-day international inspection program looking for safety violations on big rigs.

Big rigs, drivers put through annual safety look

posted: 06/08/2016 5:49 a.m. Comments 2

Dozens of tractor-trailer rigs began rolling through an inspection station just west of Benton on Interstate 30 eastbound early Tuesday as part of an annual three-day international inspection program that looks for safety violations on big rigs.

Under I-30 plan, parking cut

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 9

While the planned renovation of the Interstate 30 corridor through Little Rock will make it easier to drive through the area, highway officials say, it will also make it tougher to find a downtown parking spot.

Board OKs $631M price for I-30 redo

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Metroplan board of directors voted Wednesday to amend the agency's long-range transportation plan to increase the amount of money available for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department's Interstate 30 corridor project through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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