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Noel Oman

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Arkansas road plan on ballot likely, legislator says

posted: 01/20/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas General Assembly likely will refer a long-term road construction plan to voters, a state lawmaker said Thursday.

Yearly Little Rock airport growth put at 1.4 percent

posted: 01/20/2017 1:02 a.m. Discuss

Passenger traffic at the state’s largest airport is projected to grow over the next 20 years but not at a rate that would require expanding the terminal anytime soon.

Road agency, Bryant team for I-30 work

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Bryant is getting a second interchange, prompted by the Saline County city's population growth and accompanying development.

Yearly growth at Little Rock airport put at 1.4%; boarding rate called not enough for expansion

posted: 01/18/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Passenger traffic at the state's largest airport is projected to grow over the next 20 years but not at a rate that would require expanding the terminal anytime soon.

Arkansas roads agency looks at fee levy for electric, hybrid vehicles

posted: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

A proposal to increase the annual registration fee for electric vehicles to a level equal to what gasoline-powered vehicles pay in fuel taxes would raise a nominal amount for road maintenance.

Police beat

posted: 01/14/2017 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Mabelvale man, 21, sought in shooting

Arkansas roads agency eyes new name

posted: 01/09/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is "redundant" and "antiquated." Or, rather, its name is, according to the department's director.

Latest road-funding report another step to address Arkansas highway needs, governor says

posted: 01/05/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for better roads released a statewide survey Wednesday showing support for making the temporary half-percent sales tax for highway construction permanent as a way to address Arkansas' long-term highway needs.

Metroplan chief easing out after 30 years

posted: 01/03/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Jim McKenzie has stepped down from the top post at Metroplan after nearly 30 years.

Gurdon rest areas beset by woes

posted: 12/31/2016 3:18 a.m. Discuss

The two rest areas on Interstate 30 near Gurdon in Clark County get plenty of rest.

Broadway Bridge work uncovers turn-of-20th-century wooden blocks

posted: 12/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

Construction on the new Broadway Bridge has uncovered remnants of an almost forgotten pavement technology -- wooden blocks -- that the old Broadway Bridge had buried.

County judge to hear Little Rock airport's tax exemption case

posted: 12/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport and its largest county are at odds over a large tax bill.

Little Rock floats removal of airport officers

posted: 12/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Little Rock is looking at an array of options to more quickly fill the ranks of its depleted police force, including returning to patrol duty the nearly 20 officers now assigned to the city's airport.

Metroplan chief, aide praised

posted: 12/15/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

The outgoing chief executive of the long-range transportation planning agency for central Arkansas and his top deputy are the recipients of the 2016 Jack Evans Regional Leadership Award.

Listless revenue for state worries highway agency

posted: 12/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The state Highway and Transportation Department already is expressing unease about its ability to match all of the federal funds it's due next year.

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