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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.

Annual Day on the Hill Room Block Expires April 16

April 9, 2012

Annual Day on the Hill Room Block Expires April 16

NATSO members planning to attend NATSO's annual Day on Capitol Hill have just one week left to reserve hotel rooms.

Highway Bill Extended Ninth Time

April 2, 2012

Highway Bill Extended Ninth Time

President signed into law a 90-day surface transportation extension.

Annual Day on the Hill Registration Open; Special Room Rates Expire Soon

April 2, 2012

Annual Day on the Hill Registration Open; Special Room Rates Expire Soon

Registration is open for NATSO's annual Day on Capitol Hill.

NATSO, CIOMA Voice Opposition to California Bill Seeking Commercial Rest Areas

April 2, 2012

NATSO, CIOMA Voice Opposition to California Bill Seeking Commercial Rest Areas

NATSO sharply criticizes California Assemblyman Ben Hueso's measure.

Minnesota Bill Seeks to Make Wireless Internet Available at Rest Areas

March 5, 2012

Minnesota Bill Seeks to Make Wireless Internet Available at Rest Areas

If enacted, SF2054 would authorize the state commissioner of transportation to utilize private funding from public private partnerships and sponsorships to pay for the service.

Rep. Ellmers Opposes I-95 Tolling; Urges Impact Study

March 5, 2012

Rep. Ellmers Opposes I-95 Tolling; Urges Impact Study

In a letter to Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, Rep. Ellmers said paying for I-95 construction through a highway tax like tolls would devastate small businesses along the I-95 corridor.

Messages from the Hill

March 1, 2012

Messages from the Hill

Every day your elected officials are making decisions that affect the way you live and work. Don’t let them make those decisions without your input.

See What Spring 2012 Can Do For You

March 1, 2012

See What Spring 2012 Can Do For You

I urge you to consider making spring 2012 one you won’t forget. Get involved in the NATSO Day on Capitol Hill. Go see your elected officials at their office. You will be impressed with what you can do.

Ohio DOT Announces Plans to Modernize Rest Areas

February 27, 2012

Ohio DOT Announces Plans to Modernize Rest Areas

ODOT last week announced plans to modernize East and Westbound rest areas along U.S. 33 in Meigs County.

North Carolina Tolling Analysis Shows Taxpayers Would Pay Double Estimated Project Costs

February 27, 2012

North Carolina Tolling Analysis Shows Taxpayers Would Pay Double Estimated Project Costs

If I-95 were to be rebuilt and converted to a toll road, taxpayers would pay about $30 billion over 40 years.

House Abandons Five-Year Highway Bill

February 27, 2012

House Abandons Five-Year Highway Bill

While the future of the bill is uncertain, the House reportedly plans to pass a shorter-term bill.

HMSHost Challenges Maryland Rest Area Contract

February 6, 2012

HMSHost Challenges Maryland Rest Area Contract

HMSHost files a protest with the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Independent Oil Marketer to Testify Against New Hampshire Study of Rest Area Commercialization

February 6, 2012

Independent Oil Marketer to Testify Against New Hampshire Study of Rest Area Commercialization

IOMA member Tom Frawley is scheduled to testify before the New Hampshire House Public Works and Highways Committee that federal law prohibits interstate rest areas built after 1960 from offering commercial services such as food and fuel.

House Begins Transportation Reauthorization

February 6, 2012

House Begins Transportation Reauthorization

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) introduced his long-awaited $260 billion transportation bill, H.R. 7., the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act on Jan. 31, which was marked up by the committee two days later.

President Signals Support for Transportation Reauthorization

January 30, 2012

President Signals Support for Transportation Reauthorization

Speaking broadly on Jan. 25 about his agenda, President Obama said in the next few weeks he planned to sign an executive order that would clear away the "red tape" that slows down construction projects because "so much of America needs to be rebuilt."

Colorado Lawmakers Seek to Ban Fuel Retailing by State Government

January 30, 2012

Colorado Lawmakers Seek to Ban Fuel Retailing by State Government

Colorado Republican State Rep. Robert Ramirez and State Senator Ellen Roberts (R) have co-sponsored a bill in the Colorado General Assembly that would prohibit the state or any state agency from operating a truck stop, fueling station or convenience store on or near public land, including state highways, toll roads or any other infrastructure supported by state revenues.

N.C. To Hold Public Hearings on I-95 Tolling Proposal

January 23, 2012

N.C. To Hold Public Hearings on I-95 Tolling Proposal

The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to hold seven public hearings between Feb. 7 and Feb. 27 to gather public comment on its plans for tolling Interstate 95 from South Carolina to Virginia.

NATSO Urges Missouri Lawmakers Not to Toll I-70

January 23, 2012

NATSO Urges Missouri Lawmakers Not to Toll I-70

NATSO last week urged Missouri lawmakers to oppose a proposal to toll Interstate 70 between St. Louis and Kansas City.

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