NATSO, NACS Submit Comments on Proposed Changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways
Added on: May 17, 2021
NATSO and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to allow alternative fuel logos to be present on highway signs if, in addition to alternative fuel, the facility also provides foodservice and/or convenience stores, restrooms, and onsite employees who are able to contact law enforcement. NATSO and NACS filed the comments in response to proposed changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (“MUTCD”). NATSO and NACS are seeking to ensure that the MUTCD adequately informs customers of the availability of alternative fuels at the types of facilities that they expect when refueling. The proposed MUTCD would clarify that supplemental messages identifying an alternative fuel that is available may be added only to the business identification sign panels on the GAS Specific Services sign for a gas facility that provides an alternative fuel in addition to, rather than in lieu of, gasoline. The associations further urged FHWA to ensure that the final rule aligns with driver expectations and clarify that with respect to EVs, only direct current (“DC”) fast chargers are eligible to be identified on highway signs.