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Lawmakers Question White House Transportation Funding Target, But Say Transportation is Primary Focus

June 10, 2013

Lawmakers Question White House Transportation Funding Target, But Say Transportation is Primary Focus

Although some lawmakers have questioned the financial goals set by the White House for the next highway bill, they acknowledge that transportation funding needs to be a primary focus.

Critics: Obama's "Fix It First" Is Uninspired

February 25, 2013

Critics: Obama's "Fix It First" Is Uninspired

Critics of President Obama's "Fix It First" plan, to inject $40 billion into critically failing infrastructure, call it a "band-aid" approach that misses opportunities generate economic growth, jobs and create a legacy for future generations.

Obama Addresses Infrastructure, Energy and Minimum Wage in the State of the Union

February 18, 2013

Obama Addresses Infrastructure, Energy and Minimum Wage in the State of the Union

In his State of the Union address, President Obama touched on several issues important to truckstop and travel plaza operators, including highway funding, alternative fuels and the minimum wage.

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

Where President Obama and Gov. Romney Stand on Infrastructure

October 29, 2012

Where President Obama and Gov. Romney Stand on Infrastructure

Democrats and Republicans remain divided over how to pay for transportation projects.

Electric Car Sales Slow to Take Off

October 22, 2012

Electric Car Sales Slow to Take Off

Car buyers remain slow to embrace electric vehicles.

Oil Prices Hit $100 a Barrel

September 17, 2012

Oil Prices Hit $100 a Barrel

Crude oil prices hit more the highest price per barrel since May 4 last week.

White House Releases Unspent Transportation Funds

August 20, 2012

White House Releases Unspent Transportation Funds

The Obama administration announces a new "Use It or Lose It" program.

President Calls for Tougher Penalties on Oil Speculation

April 23, 2012

President Calls for Tougher Penalties on Oil Speculation

President Obama last week urged Congress to toughen penalties for manipulation of oil markets and called for stricter government oversight of energy markets.

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."

January 23, 2012

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone Pipeline

The Obama Administration rejected a bid to expand the Keystone oil sands pipeline, saying the deadline imposed by Congress did not leave sufficient time to conduct the necessary review.

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

July 1, 2011

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

For truckstops and travel plazas, installing electric vehicle charging stations can help tap into a new and increasing customer base.

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