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NATSO Details Ill Effects of Commercial Rest Areas for Independent Journal Review

August 9, 2017

NATSO Details Ill Effects of Commercial Rest Areas for Independent Journal Review

Businesses have invested heavily in real estate off interstate exits and allowing states to flip highway policy on its head and permit commercial rest areas after more than 50 years of established rules would devastate, truckstops, fuel retailers, convenience stores, hotel and blind vendors, NATSO told the Independent Journal Review in a recent interview.

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Urges FHWA to Address New York State’s Commercial Rest Areas

August 8, 2017

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Urges FHWA to Address New York State’s Commercial Rest Areas

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) on Aug. 8 urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to hold New York state accountable for its violation of the federal law prohibiting commercial rest areas.

Former Gov. Rendell Pushes For More Tolling

July 29, 2013

Former Gov. Rendell Pushes For More Tolling

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is urging Congress to lift the ban on interstate tolling as a method of increasing revenues into the Highway Trust Fund.

 Legislation Would Mandate Alternative Fuel Vehicles

July 1, 2013

Legislation Would Mandate Alternative Fuel Vehicles

With Congress increasingly critical of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), legislation introduced last week is taking a different tack: it would require that 30 percent of new automobiles in 2016 operate on non-petroleum fuels instead of, or in addition to, petroleum-based fuels. That figure would increase to 50 percent in 2017 and in subsequent years.

New York Bill Creates Incentives for Truck Parking

February 25, 2013

New York Bill Creates Incentives for Truck Parking

The New York State Legislature is considering a measure that would create tax incentives and a loan program to fund truck parking in the state. The bill, S3773, would create a 50 percent tax credit for owners or operators of private rest areas, truckstops and travel plazas that provide truck drivers with safe parking, and create a 20 percent tax credit for shipping and receiving facilities that agree to provide truck drivers with a secure area to rest while waiting for pending appointments or to observing federal hours-of-service regulations. The measure is awaiting consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee.

N.Y. State Senator Introduces Bill to Require Generators at Fuel Stations

November 12, 2012

N.Y. State Senator Introduces Bill to Require Generators at Fuel Stations

New York State Sen. David Carlucci (D) has introduced legislation that would require fuel retailers in New York State to have electric generators on site, ensuring they are able to operate all fuel pumps, dispensing equipment, life safety systems and payment acceptance equipment in the event of a power outage.

Fuel Supply Improves in New York and New Jersey

November 12, 2012

Fuel Supply Improves in New York and New Jersey

Fuel supplies in New York and New Jersey are slowly returning to normal after Hurricane Sandy, and officials are continuing to take action to reduce shortages that still remain in some areas. In New York City and Long Island, authorities announced gas rationing systems that started on Nov. 9.

DOT Releases $4 M to North Carolina for Road Repair

November 5, 2012

DOT Releases $4 M to North Carolina for Road Repair

Federal officials are releasing $4 million in emergency funds to North Carolina to help repair roads damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

Defense Works to Ease N.Y., N.J. Gas Shortages; Waivers Issued

November 5, 2012

Defense Works to Ease N.Y., N.J. Gas Shortages; Waivers Issued

The U.S. Energy Department is working with the Defense Department and National Guard to get emergency generators to gas stations that lost power in New York and New Jersey, creating long lines of customers.

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

November 1, 2012

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

EPA in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a waiver for reformulated gasoline (RFG) in 16 states and the District of Columbia to prevent disruptions of the supply of RFG in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

New York Assembly Re-introduces "Jason's Law"

January 16, 2012

New York Assembly Re-introduces "Jason's Law"

Legislation titled “Jason’s Law” was re-introduced

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