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NATSO Urges DOT to Reject Arizona Request to Commercialize Rest Areas

November 6, 2017

NATSO Urges DOT to Reject Arizona Request to Commercialize Rest Areas

Arizona Gov. Douglas Ducey petitioned the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to allow the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to operate commercial rest areas under a pilot program, a move that threatens the truckstop and travel plaza industry as well as other businesses operating near Interstate exits.

FHWA Blocks Commercialization of Signs on the Public Right of Way

July 7, 2017

FHWA Blocks Commercialization of Signs on the Public Right of Way

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently rejected a request from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to display commercial logos on electronic message signs, confirming an earlier ruling by the agency not to allow advertising on highway signs.

February 23, 2016

NATSO Outlines Advocacy Agenda For 2016

NATSO will continue to fight against tolling and commercialization throughout 2016 and also will devote more resources to labor issues that affect its members, NATSO staff and members said during an Advocacy Town Hall meeting at The NATSO Show 2016. Panelists also called on members to join in the grassroots efforts to protect their businesse