This study explores the attitudes of local citizens toward an improved transportation infrastructure (regional airport, highway expansion) and continued growth. The authors' hypothesis is that the people of Northwest Arkansas support increased growth in this area but may be experiencing some confusion in the transition from a rural to a more urban corridor. The purpose of this research is to expand the understanding of the human component in an environment of economic and social change. The methodology used was a mail survey designed to serve as a baseline study of attitudes concerning the transportation infrastructure improvements. The authors found there to be less confusion than concern. Voters in Northwest Arkansas want the benefits of growth in the forms of improved transportation and more high quality jobs, but do not want to lose sight of the social and environmental aspects of the current community that make this area special.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center

    University of Arkansas, 4190 Bell Engineering Center
    Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
  • Authors:
    • Fendley, K
    • Miller, W
  • Publication Date: 1995-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00674233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FR 1017
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS92-G-0013
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2001 12:00AM