Arkansas Democrat Gazette » At the annual National League of Cities’ Congressional Conference, leaders voiced concerns about the state of America’s aging roads, highways and bridges. Mayors from Arkansas and across the nation hope the White House can deliver on promises of increased transportation infrastructure funding.
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette » The Arkansas Department of Transportation has yet to finalize the nearly 4,000-page environmental assessment of the $630.7 million project to renovate the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. A complication: The state missed an end-of-September deadline to file the necessary paperwork with the feds.
The U.S. Department of Energy has approved a $2.5 billion plan for Clean Line Energy Partners to build a wind power transmission line from Oklahoma to Tennessee, by way of Arkansas, using the 2005 federal statute to bypass state approval on an interstate transmission project.