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IOWA Seeks Rest Area Sponsorships

June 18, 2012

IOWA Seeks Rest Area Sponsorships

Iowa DOT said it is seeking funds to help defray nearly $3.7 million in annual operation costs.

Virginia Officials: Leadership Lacking in Transportation Funding

June 11, 2012

Virginia Officials: Leadership Lacking in Transportation Funding

About 50 city and county leaders from Virginia gathered to brainstorm transportation funding issues.

Highway Bill Negotiations Stall

June 11, 2012

Highway Bill Negotiations Stall

It appears that negotiations on the transportation reauthorization legislation are stalling.

NATSO Opposes ODOT Plan to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

June 4, 2012

NATSO Opposes ODOT Plan to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

NATSO last week urged the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to reconsider plans to commercialize non-interstate rest areas throughout the state.

Federal and State Legislation Introduced to Block Tolls on I-95 in N.C.

June 4, 2012

Federal and State Legislation Introduced to Block Tolls on I-95 in N.C.

Lawmakers introduced several bills at the federal and state level in recent days aimed at limiting the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) ability to toll Interstate-95.

Highway Coalition Urges Highway Bill Conferees to Limit Tolling and Public-Private Partnerships

June 4, 2012

Highway Coalition Urges Highway Bill Conferees to Limit Tolling and Public-Private Partnerships

ASNHN urged the conference committee charged with working out the differences between the House and Senate transportation bills to maintain provisions that seek to limit the expansion of tolling and public-private partnerships (P3s).

ODOT to Issue RFP to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

May 21, 2012

ODOT to Issue RFP to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

Last week ODOT issued a request for information seeking input on an upcoming proposal to commercialize non-interstate rest areas across the state.

NATSO Pie Reception Featured in The Washington Scene

May 21, 2012

NATSO Pie Reception Featured in The Washington Scene

NATSO's annual Congressional Pie Reception featured in The Washington Scene.

Rep. Ellmers Seeks to Prevent Tolls on I-95

May 21, 2012

Rep. Ellmers Seeks to Prevent Tolls on I-95

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) says preventing the expansion of tolls in North Carolina is among her top legislative priorities.

House and Senate Begin to Conference Highway Bill

May 14, 2012

House and Senate Begin to Conference Highway Bill

Committee of lawmakers conferencing the House and Senate versions of the highway transportation reauthorization met for the first time early last week.

NATSO Kicks Off Annual Day on the Hill

May 14, 2012

NATSO Kicks Off Annual Day on the Hill

More than 50 NATSO members will make their annual pilgrimage to Washington, D.C for NATSO Day on Capitol Hill.

CWPMA Kills Commercialization Bill in Senate

May 7, 2012

CWPMA Kills Commercialization Bill in Senate

The Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association (CWPMA) last week withdrew its bill HB-1136 "Prohibition on the Use of Public Land for Retail Sales" after Senate State Affairs Committee Chairman Rollie Heath said he would allow taxpayer dollars to be spent by government entities to compete against private companies.

Rest Area Commercialization Bill Defeated

May 1, 2012

Rest Area Commercialization Bill Defeated

Marking a major victory for NATSO members, truckstops and travel plazas beat back the biggest threat interstate businesses have ever faced under a highway bill in March, when the Senate resoundingly rejected an amendment seeking to commercialize rest areas.

Your Best Interest

May 1, 2012

Your Best Interest

Remember, it’s your business, it’s your truckstop, and it’s something you love.

I-70 Tolling Hits Roadblock In Missouri Legislature

April 30, 2012

I-70 Tolling Hits Roadblock In Missouri Legislature

Plans to turn Interstate-70 in Missouri into a toll road appears to have hit a major roadblock in the state legislature.

California Rest Area Commercialization Bill Defeated

April 30, 2012

California Rest Area Commercialization Bill Defeated

California Assemblyman Ben Hueso’s bill to commercialize the state's rest areas and pursue a waiver to the federal prohibition on the sale of commercial services on the interstate right-of-way failed last week in committee, marking a major victory for California’s fuel retailers.

Colorado House Passes Bill to Prohibit Fuel Sales on Public Land

April 30, 2012

Colorado House Passes Bill to Prohibit Fuel Sales on Public Land

The Colorado General Assembly last week passed legislation that prohibits fuel sales on public land.

House Transportation Extension Passes; Heads to Conference With Senate

April 23, 2012

House Transportation Extension Passes; Heads to Conference With Senate

The House of Representatives last week voted 293 to 127 in favor of another transportation extension through Sept. 30, 2012.

New Jersey Trucking Executive Warns Senate on True Tolling Costs

April 23, 2012

New Jersey Trucking Executive Warns Senate on True Tolling Costs

New Jersey trucking executive warned that rapidly increasing toll rates as well as the spread of tolls across the transportation system pose a significant threat to consumers and the trucking industry.

House GOP Plans New 90-day Highway Extension Bill, Allows House to Conference With Senate Legislation

April 16, 2012

House GOP Plans New 90-day Highway Extension Bill, Allows House to Conference With Senate Legislation

House GOP leaders this week plan to consider another 90-day extension of surface transportation programs, on the heels of the recently passed extension through June 30, 2012.

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