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Southeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority 

The Southeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority, in cooperation with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and the Federal Highway Administration, is proposing to establish a regional intermodal facility near the interchange of U.S. 278 and the preferred alignment of the I-69 connector. The footprint for the new project will include approximately 90 acres for the intermodal facility, 140 acres of adjacent property for a multimodal industrial park, and an additional 183 acres for growth.

Russellville River Valley Regional Intermodal Authority

The River Valley Regional Intermodal Authority intends to develop an intermodal transportation and industrial facility on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Components will include a slackwater harbor on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System; service by a shortline railroad with access to the Union Pacific Class I rail line; highway access through a bypass connection to Interstate 40; an intermodal rail-truck terminal; rail marshaling yard; warehousing with rail and truck docks; communications infrastructure for modern freight management systems; a foreign trade zone; and an industrial park for industries that need waterway access. Contact Roy Reaves, (479) 857-6435, rreaves43@hotmail.com

Central Arkansas Intermodal Authority

Conway and Perry Counties have formed an Intermodal Authority to develop all areas of Intermodal transportation. The Authority will be working on developing a Port on the Arkansas River that will help economic development in the two counties. The Authority is in the process of having a Study done by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to access present and future Intermodal development. The Authority is also in the process of developing a study with the US Army Corp of Engineers on the development of the Arkansas River in Conway and Perry Counties. Currently, the Authority is working with the forestry, natural gas and other industries to develop their logistic strategies in the use of Intermodal Transportation. Contact Don Bradley, don.bradley@conwaycorp.net

Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (NEARIFA) was created in September 2009 through an act of the Arkansas State Legislature with the purpose of creating and promoting intermodal and multimodal assets in the region. Since its creation, NEARIFA has expanded to serve the counties, Randolph, Lawrence, and the cities, Corning, Pocahontas and Walnut Ridge. 

Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority

A region’s economic vitality owes much to its commitment to transportation improvements. As such, WAPDD plays a crucial role providing facilities and extensive support for the Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority (WAIA). WAIA’s role is to plan and develop initiatives for transportation improvements that benefit the entire Western Arkansas region – especially those that better support the movement of goods and freight that are so important in driving the region’s economy. As part of that effort, WAIA coordinates efforts with units of government at all levels, and takes a leading role in the pursuit of public and private investments to achieve the transportation improvements that can help move Western Arkansas forward.

1109 S. 16th St. Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479.785.2651
Fax: 479.785.1964

Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority

The Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority was formed in February 2010. The Clark County Quorum Court adopted an ordinance to join three other counties in forming the Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority. The entity operates under Act 690 of 1997, which allows cities and counties to acquire, equip, construct, and operate industrial parks that offer freight support services like warehouses and packaging and distribution facilities. Creation of this authority has the potential benefits of improving existing passenger and freight facilities, developing new transportation centers, and enhancing passenger and freight transportation modes by the formation of public/private partnerships.


Little River Country Intermodal Authority 


101 East Capitol Ave. Suite 370
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone (501) 682-1173
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