Arkansas Transportation http://ualrpublicradio.org en Central Arkansas Officials Tout New Fuel For Bus Fleet http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/central-arkansas-officials-tout-new-fuel-bus-fleet <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">Fuel efficiency, cost effectiveness, cleaner air are all benefits a handful of local officials are praising with the dawning of the Central Arkansas Transit Authority's new, soon to be introduced natural gas fleet. </font></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:36:04 +0000 Chris Hickey 26660 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Central Arkansas Officials Tout New Fuel For Bus Fleet $450 Million Project To Replace I-30 Bridge Over Arkansas River Halted http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/450-million-project-replace-i-30-bridge-over-arkansas-river-halted <p></p><p>A $450 million bridge building project in Little Rock has been halted by the Federal Highway Administration.</p><p>The agency wants engineers to explore other ways to ease congestion on the Interstate 30 corridor near the Arkansas River. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports it may take six to nine months for officials to decide whether to replace or rehabilitate and modify the existing bridge.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:51:43 +0000 Associated Press 26593 at http://ualrpublicradio.org $450 Million Project To Replace I-30 Bridge Over Arkansas River Halted Study Suggests Support For Creating Conway-Little Rock Express Bus Service http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/study-suggests-support-creating-conway-little-rock-express-bus-service <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Initial planning has begun to consider providing express bus service between Conway, Little Rock and North Little Rock. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The urban planning organization </span>Metroplan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently conducted a study to determine the feasibility of providing the public transit service. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Study Director Casey Covington says community feedback shows there would be support for the idea, but there are initial, monetary challenges.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:48:31 +0000 Colleen Mayo 26464 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Study Suggests Support For Creating Conway-Little Rock Express Bus Service Sign-Hanging And Island Building To Close Lanes In Little Rock http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/sign-hanging-and-island-building-close-lanes-little-rock <p></p><p>Road crews building traffic islands and hanging signs will close lanes at Little Rock's Big Rock interchange next week.</p><p>The state Highway and Transportation Department said Friday that the eastbound lane of Financial Center Parkway from Hermitage Road to Interstate 630 will be closed so crews can build traffic islands amid a construction project.</p><p>Work will take place next Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.</p><p>Next Tuesday night, a westbound lane of Interstate 630 will be closed near its intersection with Interstate 430 so crews can hang overhead signs.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:08:28 +0000 Associated Press 26364 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Sign-Hanging And Island Building To Close Lanes In Little Rock Arkansas AG Issues Tips About Vehicle Recalls http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-ag-issues-tips-about-vehicle-recalls <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office is providing residents more information about vehicle recalls.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To determine whether a vehicle's been recalled, McDaniel says motorists can visit the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration website, www.safercar.gov . There, consumers can search </span>NHTSA's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> database by year, make and model for information about recalls, investigations and complaints.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:53:38 +0000 Associated Press 25862 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Opening Date Planned For New Conway Airport http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/opening-date-planned-new-conway-airport-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Officials say Conway's new airport is set to open later this summer.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airport manager Josh </span>Zylks<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says Aug. 14 is the targeted opening date, though that may be pushed back because of recent rains. The new airport will be known as Cantrell Field and will be located in the </span>Lollie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bottoms area of Conway.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:16:51 +0000 Associated Press 25071 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Train Derailment Repairs Cause Detour In NE Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/train-derailment-repairs-cause-detour-ne-arkansas <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Parts of a northeast Arkansas highway will be closed through at least Friday as crews make repairs following last week's train derailment. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:55:23 +0000 Associated Press 24617 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Highway Panel Approves Bids For Jacksonville Projects http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/highway-panel-approves-bids-jacksonville-projects <p>The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved several bids for road improvements in the Jacksonville area.</p><p>The largest of the bids announced Tuesday is a nearly $42 million project to reconstruct and widen 1.3 miles of U.S. 67 in Jacksonville.</p><p>The project includes replacing the bridges over Redmond Road and Main Street, and resurfacing interchange ramps. Work on that project is set to begin within the next month and should be complete in early 2016.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Associated Press 24549 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Highway Officials Want More Road Workers http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-highway-officials-want-more-road-workers <p></p><p>Arkansas highway officials say they want to divert additional funds to its maintenance operations so they can respond more quickly to severe winter weather.</p><p>Scott Bennett, the head of the Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation, says the agency needs to respond to problems that popped up after a March ice storm. Motorists in eastern and northeastern Arkansas were stranded for hours after crews were unable to clear the highways.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:48:18 +0000 Associated Press 24359 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Highway Officials Want More Road Workers Arkansas Waterways To Get Boost From Federal Water Legislation http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-waterways-get-boost-federal-water-legislation <p>Now that Congress has overwhelmingly passed a water resources bill, which awaits President Obama’s signature, officials who oversee Arkansas’s navigable waterways say infrastructure along the state’s rivers will likely benefit. All members of the state’s congressional delegation supported the legislation.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:47:09 +0000 Chris Hickey 23706 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Waterways To Get Boost From Federal Water Legislation