NATSO Congratulates Congress for Commitment to Transportation, Jason’s Law
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today congratulated Congress for the long-awaited bipartisan two-year highway reauthorization bill that was signed into law.
The law allocates $105 billion for highway transportation projects, including more funding for truck parking under a section titled “Jason’s Law.”
Under the “Jason’s Law” provision, the reauthorization of the federal highway bill funds additional commercial truck parking at facilities that serve the National Highway System. The law also requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to assess the volume of truck parking in each state within 18 months and develop a system of metrics to measure the adequacy of truck parking.
“We applaud Congress for enacting this law that will keep critical funds flowing to the highway transportation system and ensure the safety of the traveling public,” said Lisa Mullings, NATSO President and CEO.
Mullings specifically congratulated Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica as well as House and Senate leadership and all the conferees who worked to bring about this law.