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Delving Into the Election Results: What it Means for Travel Plazas – How the Winners Won

November 17, 2016

Delving Into the Election Results: What it Means for Travel Plazas – How the Winners Won

I plan to deliver a detailed post-election analysis and preview of the next Congress and Presidential Administration at The NATSO Show on Monday, January 23, 2017. In the coming weeks before the detailed analysis in Savannah, NATSO will be taking a “deep dive” into the 2016 election results, examining what they mean for the various public policy issues that affect the truckstop and travel plaza industry. Today, NATSO examines how the election results alter the national political landscape.

Govt. Shutdown Could Delay 2014 Biofuels Targets

October 7, 2013

Govt. Shutdown Could Delay 2014 Biofuels Targets

Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent its 2014 biofuels proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget for Review, next year’s targets could be delayed because of the Government shutdown, according to published reports.

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.

"Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

January 7, 2013

"Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

The House and Senate passed legislation Tuesday designed to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of tax increases for individuals and cuts to government spending. The legislation overwhelmingly passed the Senate, 89-8, and passed the House 257-167, with 85 Republicans voting in favor of the legislation.

"Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

January 2, 2013

"Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

The House and Senate passed legislation Tuesday designed to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of tax increases for individuals and cuts to government spending. The legislation overwhelmingly passed the Senate, 89-8, and passed the House 257-167, with 85 Republicans voting in favor of the legislation. The legislation includes extensions of some energy tax credits that are important to NATSO members.

Election 2012 Recap

November 12, 2012

Election 2012 Recap

Despite the balance of power remaining the same, there will be some changes within House and Senate Committees that are relevant to NATSO.

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.