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FTC to Investigate Oil Firms' Renewable Fuels Practices

August 26, 2013

FTC to Investigate Oil Firms' Renewable Fuels Practices

The Federal Trade Commission said that it will look into allegations by two midwestern lawmakers that oil companies may be impeding competition for renewable fuels.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 10, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

The number of states considering tax changes to fund infrastructure continues to grow.

Iowa Lawmakers Seek to Boost Fuel Tax

May 20, 2013

Iowa Lawmakers Seek to Boost Fuel Tax

Chair of the Iowa House Transportation Committee, Rep. Josh Byrnes, R-Osage, filed an amendment to a bill that would gradually increase the state fuel tax by 10 cents, though the measure awaits floor debate in the Iowa House.

Governors Tell Congress to Support Renewable Fuels Standard

March 18, 2013

Governors Tell Congress to Support Renewable Fuels Standard

The Governor’s Biofuels Coalition last week sent a letter to members of Congress in support of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

Federal, State Lawmakers Eye Increases to Gas Tax

November 26, 2012

Federal, State Lawmakers Eye Increases to Gas Tax

Lawmakers at both the federal and state level are saying they will consider raising fuel taxes to fund much needed highway infrastructure projects

Iowa 80 Truckstop to Add More Truck Parking

September 24, 2012

Iowa 80 Truckstop to Add More Truck Parking

Iowa 80 Truckstop recently broke ground on 110 truck parking spaces north of the truckstop.

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.

States Pursue Rest Area Commercialization

January 16, 2012

States Pursue Rest Area Commercialization

Three states could consider rest area commercialization