(VIDEO) The Highway 70 corridor between Little Rock and Hot Springs has seen vastly improved and its impact is stunning. Even to the point of creating a new downtown resurgence in Hot Springs!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:November 15, 2019 Governor Hutchinson’s weekly radio address can be found in MP3 format and downloaded HERE. LITTLE ROCK – The chance to renew the state’s half-cent sales tax to pay for highway upkeep will be the most important issue on the ballot next year, and today I’d like to talk about why […]
Photo top from left: Jocie Baker, Mariah Crews and Justin Edwards; bottom: Madeline Giebler, Brady Patrick and Emily Sherrill. Oct. 22, 2019 Reprinted from the University of Arkansas Website FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Six civil engineering students have been awarded scholarships from the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation.Each year, the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation, in association with […]
Story by George Jarred, Talk Business & Politics, October 10, 2019 One measure for a vibrant local economy is the number of commercial real estate projects underway. In Jonesboro, the Embassy Suites by Hilton and Red Wolf Convention Center project is nearing completion and the new surgical tower on the St. Bernards medical campus should […]
By Joe Quinn, Arkansas Good Roads Foundation Executive Director In many ways there are probably no Arkansas elected officials who have a better finger on the pulse of a community than a county judge or small town mayor. Spend some time wandering through a county courthouse, or a modest city hall that shares space with […]
(Photo courtesy of the University of Arkansas) “We’re on our way to see the Hogs play!”Or the Red Wolves. Or the Bears, the Muleriders, the Golden Lions, the Wonder Boys, the Boll Weevils or a number of other college football teams in the Natural State. In autumn as reds, yellows and oranges paint the trees […]
(VIDEO) In small towns across Arkansas there is a constant effort to maintain existing roads and bridges. Most local leaders are doing this on a tight budget as they maximize their resources. As a great example, take two minutes to look at the issues in Independence County.
By Jeff Della Rosa, Talk Business & Politics, August 1, 2019 Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. of Columbia, Mo., will build the final segments of the Bella Vista Bypass in Arkansas over the next two years. On Aug. 1, the Arkansas Highway Commission approved two bids submitted by Emery Sapp & Sons. Combined, the bids were […]
RAZORBACKS & ROADS: THEY’RE AMONG THE SUBJECTS JACKSONVILLE MAYOR BOB JOHNSON IS THOROUGHLY PASSIONATE ABOUT
By Bill Paddack Friendly and engaging, knowledgeable and forthcoming, Jacksonville Mayor Bob Johnson welcomes a visitor to City Hall on a June afternoon and is delighted to explain a story or two behind the Razorback memorabilia in his office. It’s a terrific time to be discussing University of Arkansas athletics. The day before, the Diamond […]
Arkansas Bike Trails Driving Local Revenue and Vibrant Communities By Joe Quinn Brendan Quirk was selling bicycles on the internet when many Americans really didn’t understand you could buy anything online. He steadily grew Competitive Cyclist, his Little Rock-based bicycle business, for 12 years, and then sold it to backcountry.com. He moved his family to […]