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MDOT Seeks to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

July 30, 2013

MDOT Seeks to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that it is seeking to partner with public entities to privatize two of its non-interstate rest areas.

Federal Authorities Charge 28 With Defrauding Fleets in Truckstop Scheme

April 15, 2013

Federal Authorities Charge 28 With Defrauding Fleets in Truckstop Scheme

Federal authorities in Ohio recently charged 28 individuals with stealing a total of $1.7 million from U.S. trucking companies through a wire fraud and money laundering scheme played out at truckstops.

Tolling, Commercialization, Swipe Fees: NATSO Responds to Challenges in 2012

December 24, 2012

Tolling, Commercialization, Swipe Fees: NATSO Responds to Challenges in 2012

If there was ever a year when NATSO was challenged on all of its major issues, it was 2012. NATSO's top issues--rest area commercialization, tolling and credit card swipe fees--were all in play throughout the year, with a big test early in the year on the rest area commercialization issue. And though we passed the test, there is always more to be done. But NATSO moves into 2013 with optimism and momentum in a positive direction, committed to continue protecting the interests of Interstate-based businesses.

Ohio Governor Won't Lease Turnpike

December 17, 2012

Ohio Governor Won't Lease Turnpike

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to propose raising $1.5 billion for highway projects with Ohio Turnpike bonds while preserving the toll way as a public entity, state lawmakers briefed on the plan said. The proposal means the Ohio Turnpike won't be sold or leased to a private operator.

History, Homemade Food and a Driver Focus in Wapakoneta, Ohio

November 1, 2012

History, Homemade Food and a Driver Focus in Wapakoneta, Ohio

A history-packed past, made-from-scratch food and an emphasis on customer service keep customers flocking to L.G. Truckers City dba TA Wapakoneta in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

ODOT To Sell Advertising and Sponsorships at Interstate Rest Areas

September 24, 2012

ODOT To Sell Advertising and Sponsorships at Interstate Rest Areas

ODOT signs contract with Travelers Marketing to run an advertising, sponsorship and naming rights program for the state's rest areas.

ODOT Meetings on Commercial Rest Areas Generate Opposition

July 2, 2012

ODOT Meetings on Commercial Rest Areas Generate Opposition

On June 28 ODOT held a sparsely attended meeting in Columbus for potential bidders on the rest area projects.

ODOT to Issue RFP to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

May 21, 2012

ODOT to Issue RFP to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

Last week ODOT issued a request for information seeking input on an upcoming proposal to commercialize non-interstate rest areas across the state.

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.

Buying Trouble, Our Nation's Infrastructure Should Not Be for Sale

September 1, 2011

Buying Trouble, Our Nation's Infrastructure Should Not Be for Sale

Our nation’s infrastructure should not be for sale.