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courtesy: Ozark Regional Transit

Ozark Regional Transit released the results of a year-long study that examined the feasibility of a Bus Rapid Transit system along the U.S. 71B corridor from Fayetteville to Bentonville. The two-year pilot program calls for about 25 station stops along the route, which would include shelters and park and ride options in some locations. The Bus Rapid Transit would consist of 17 specially designed buses that would run in 10-minute intervals during morning and evening rush hour.

The Week in Numbers

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We examine some of the events of the week in numbers. We have possible grant money for schools from Cox Charities, new free Wi-Fi in Fayetteville, and birds at Hobbs State Park.

Marilu Henner is best known for her acting in Taxi, Evening Shade and the Aurora Teagarden mysteries on the Hallmark Channel. She's also written several books about healthy diet and living. Tuesday, she'll be at the Northwest Arkansas Women Go Red Education Luncheon at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. The event, sponsored by the American Heart Association, promotes healthier practices for everybody.

A midweek roundup includes plans for the next Ten Commandments monument for the state, a chance to discuss a major road project in Springdale, and the coming end of college basketball season in Siloam Springs and Fort Smith.

This weekend, there's plenty of live country music to see throughout the area, but there are plenty of other chances to catch a variety of other styles of music too.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Thursday, Feb. 22