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Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:08:18

Competition for taxis: Does a court test lie ahead in Little Rock as in Texas?

Can Uber and Lyft find a way to provide ride-sharing in New York and San Francisco, but not backwaters like Little Rock. If City Director Joan Adcock has anything to do with it, the answer for Little Rock is no.

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:55:00

Speaking of transportation: How about a Conway-LR express bus service?

Metroplan has released its study on starting an express bus service at peak hours between Conway and Little Rock.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 07:41:00

LR Airport's expansion plans look sketchy with decline in traffic and flights

The long-expected news that Southwest Airlines would trim flights at Little Rock's Clinton National Airport with expiration of the law limiting its flights in and out of Dallas suggests that the Airport's 2020 Vision Plan, including a second phase with a new 16-gate concourse on top of the just completed $67 million expansion, might be a bit optimistic.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 05:28:00

Bicyclists plan 'Ride of Silence' Wednesday

Local bicyclists have asked me to spread word about the annual Ride of Silence, a national event that will be observed in Little Rock at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 21.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 06:37:00

Central Arkansas Transit moves to gas

After years of wrangling, the Central Arkansas Transit Authority yesterday made a decision to invest in natural gas-powered buses.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 13:23:00

Highway Department answer to road woes: More money

Legislators called Arkansas Highway Director Scott Bennett before the Joint Transportation Committee today to demand an explanation for what they perceived as a poor response to winter weather that left thousands stranded on east Arkansas interstates last week. Simple: Money.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 20:49:00

Answers sought on Arkansas Highway Department response to winter weather

The Arkansas Highway Transportation Department is getting, or will get, a shellacking for snarls on roadways in the recent ice storms. The governor wants answers and a joint legislative committee also has been asked to investigate.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 09:18:00

FAA to loosen rules on use of electronic devices on airplanes

The FAA says it will loosen rules on use of electronic devices on airplanes (not cell phones) and expects most airlines will eventually allow their use during flight, gate to gate and not just at altitudes above 10,000 feet.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 09:12:00

CATA studying free Wi-Fi on buses

I applaud this. And it reminds me of my No. 1 recommendation for use of the $22 million the city has promised for a tech park of some as yet undefined shape in some undefined location.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 17:33:00

Clinton Airport responds to low rating in magazine poll

I mentioned yesterday the blow struck by Travel and Leisure magazine in rating Clinton National Airport in Little Rock as the worst in the country.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 12:31:00

Metroplan to study express bus for Conway-Little Rock commute

Go to the jump for details of a Metroplan study on beginning a scheduled express bus service between Conway and Little Rock or North Little Rock.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 13:06:00

Map pinpoints deficient Arkansas bridges

Perhaps you've seen news coverage today on Arkansas's deficient highway bridges, a figure taken from federal Highway Administration files.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 13:35:03

Buddy's Broadway Bridge takes shape

The state Highway Commission yesterday signed off on County Judge Buddy Villines' plan to dress up a replacement Broadway Bridge with flags, painted walks and installations honoring veterans.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 14:48:00

Jarod Varner picked to lead Central Arkansas Transit

Jarod Varner, who's been vice president of transit operations for the Denton County (Texas) Transportation Authority, where he's worked since 2005, has been selected to be the executive director of the Central Arkansas Transit Authority.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:01:00

A ride of silence for fallen bicyclists

A silent bike ride is scheduled a week from today in Little Rock. Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (BACA) and the Arkansas Bicycle Club are sponsoring the annual National Ride of Silence to remember those who have been killed or injured while bicycling and to recognize that bicyclists have a right to be on the roads.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:10:00

Congress votes to end air traffic furloughs

The House today voted 361-41 for a measure approved unanimously in the Senate to end air traffic controller furloughs that have caused flight delays.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:52:00

Caution urged at LaHarpe and Clinton Avenue

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership and the city of Little Rock continued its pedestrian safety campaign today with a media event at La Harpe Boulevard and President Clinton Avenue, site of the most pedestrian accidents in the city.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 06:24:00

UPDATE: Medicaid, guns, bicycles on the Broadway Bridge

A light input overnight. A few things stand out.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 11:42:00

Hole opens in Cantrell viaduct

Soon to be repaired.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 11:55:31

Highway Department announces route for Fayetteville-Rogers corridor

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has announced a route for a new north-south highway corridor linking Fayetteville and Rogers along the eastern edges of the cities.

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