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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.

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.

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.

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.

States Pursue Rest Area Commercialization

January 16, 2012

States Pursue Rest Area Commercialization

Three states could consider rest area commercialization

Urgent Call to Action: Tell Your Senator to Vote NO on Sen. Portman's Amendment 1742

January 6, 2012

Urgent Call to Action: Tell Your Senator to Vote NO on Sen. Portman's Amendment 1742

It is imperative that you act now and call or email your senators to request that they oppose Amendment 1742 to S. 1813.

The Power of Association

July 1, 2011

The Power of Association

By joining together, we create a high profile for our industry. We know the important role we play in our communities and in the movement of goods in the country, but it is crucial we spread that message to others.

Make Your Voice Heard

May 1, 2011

Make Your Voice Heard

NATSO is on the front lines keeping us up to date on the latest happenings on Capitol Hill, but it is up to us to take action.

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