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Bill and Hillary Clinton National expects large crowds for Thanksgiving travel

Bill and Hillary Clinton National expects large crowds for Thanksgiving travel

LITTLE ROCK,  ARK. (BHCNA) – Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expecting high passenger volume during this Thanksgiving week.  According to TSA (Transportation Security Administration) figures, 33,511 passengers are estimated during this period, which began Friday, November 22nd and runs through Sunday, December 1st.  The projection is down just more than 5 percent from last year’s total of 35,269.  Sunday, December 1st is anticipated to be the busiest with 4,371 passengers.  Historically, the Thanksgiving holiday week is the busiest of the year for the state’s largest airport.

Throughout the holiday travel season, the airport will see more leisure passengers, many of whom do not travel as often.  Travelers will notice a new ticket lobby with additional kiosks for easier check-in, a new baggage screening system, curbside check-in offered by Southwest and Delta , a renovated baggage claim area plus the addition of TSA Pre✓™ .

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

PCSSD hiring school bus drivers for the Jacksonville location

PCSSD hiring school bus drivers for the Jacksonville location

DRIVERS WANTED! The Pulaski County Special School District is hiring school bus drivers for the JACKSONVILLE location for the 2013-2014 school year. FREE CDL Classes for interested non-CDL holders. Paid behind-the-wheel training for CDL or permit holders. Benefits includes: medical, dental, vision, retirement and life insurance. Call 501-490-5715.

Arkansas dramatically improves bike-friendly ranking

Arkansas dramatically improves bike-friendly ranking

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Wednesday is the first day of National Bike Month and The League of American Bicyclists is releasing its latest rankings among bicycle friendly states. The results show that Arkansas is making great strides in improving its accommodation of cyclists.

Arkansas moved up 13 spots in the survey, the second largest jump in the entire country. Arkansas is now number 37 among the 50 states. Just last year, Arkansas was at the bottom of the list.  

“The bicycling culture in Arkansas has grown more popular in recent years and we are responding,” says Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett.  “The results serve as an affirmation that our statewide efforts are making a real difference in The Natural State.”

Drilling to require closure on Hwy 67

Drilling to require closure on Hwy 67

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Crews performing geotechnical sampling on Highway 67 in Jacksonville will require a nighttime lane closure beginning next week, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The sampling will require the northbound, inside lane near the Main Street Exit to be closed beginning Wednesday night, September 5 and continuing through Friday night, September 7.  The lane closure will be in effect between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., weather permitting.       

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.    

Vandenburg Blvd. closed Aug. 26 for C-130 display

Vandenburg Blvd. closed Aug. 26 for C-130 display

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. – The in-bound lane of Vandenberg Boulevard from Marshall Road to John Hardin Road in Jacksonville will be closed from 7 a.m. to approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, for the delivery of a C-130 aircraft as a static display to the Jacksonville-Little Rock Air Force Base University Center.

Once the aircraft gets to the intersection of Vandenberg Boulevard and John Hardin Road near Highway 67/167, local authorities will close the access road and it will be closed until the aircraft is placed in the Education Center parking lot. During the road closure, the base’s Vandenberg Gate (main gate) can be accessed by traveling north on Marshall Road. The Vandenberg outbound lane will remain open.

Clinton Airport expects more passengers for holiday travel

Clinton Airport expects more passengers for holiday travel

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (June 28, 2012) – The state’s largest airport will be busy during this July 4th Holiday Period.  Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expecting that more than 38,000 passengers will use the airport during a six day stretch beginning June 30 through July 5.

Airlines serving Clinton National Airport plan to handle 38,190 passengers during the holiday span.  That number is up 4.05% from the July 4 period last year when 36,705 passengers used the airport. Since January 1, passenger traffic at Clinton National remains 10 percent higher as compared to 2011.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Checkpoint opens at 4:30 each morning.  Airlines recommend that those traveling arrive 90 minutes before their domestic flight.

TSA reminds passengers to remember the 3-1-1 rule for carrying liquids, gels and aerosols through the checkpoint: