Topics: Highway & Transportation

Senate EPW Chairman Says No Fuel Tax Increase in Surface Transportation Talks

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said recent conversations with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have not included discussions about increasing the federal motor fuels taxes as a way to shore up the Highway Trust Fund. More

Senate EPW Committee Passes Surface Transportation Bill

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The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved 21-0 a substitute amendment to its surface transportation bill S. 2302, “America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019,” marking the first step in reauthorizing the surface transportation law set to expire in 2020. More

American Highway Users Alliance Issues Preliminary Analysis of Senate EPW's Surface Transportation Bill Members Only Join or Login

The American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA), of which NATSO is a member, on July 29 released its preliminary analysis of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (ATIA). More

NATSO Urges EPW Committee to Pass Surface Transportation Bill

NATSO, the national association representing the travel plaza and truckstop industry, today urged the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to advance its five-year $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, “America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act.” NATSO applauded the Committee for ensuring that highway and infrastructure programs are adequately funded without repealing the federal prohibitions on tolling existing interstates or commercializing rest areas. More

Senate Committee Releases Surface Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) released a five-year, $287 billion surface transportation bill this morning, with a committee mark up scheduled for tomorrow, July 30. More

Senate Committee to Mark Up Surface Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is expected to release its surface transportation bill early next week with a committee mark up moved up to July 30. Although the bill has not yet been released, it is expected to authorize $287 billion in highway spending over five years, marking a 28 percent increase over the current authorization law. Ninety percent, or $259 billion, would go to states by formula, keeping in line with policy positions expressed by EPW Committee Chairman John Barrasso (D-Wyo.). More

Labor Department Issues Guidance on Sleeper Berth Time

Labor Department Issues Guidance on Sleeper Berth Time

The U.S. Department of Labor on July 22 issued guidance on whether carriers must pay truck drivers for time spent in a sleeper berth.  More

NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings discussed the travel plaza and truckstop industry’s opposition to commercializing rest areas with Road Dog Trucking radio on Sirius XM Channel 146. Mullings appeared on the radio program after the Reason Foundation said in a separate interview that the industry should rethink its opposition to the long-standing law prohibiting commercial rest areas. More

EPW Committee Chairman Urges Five-Year Reauthorization

EPW Committee Chairman Urges Five-Year Reauthorization

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) urged lawmakers to pass a five-year, formula-based surface transportation bill paid for by highway users, including drivers of alternative fuel vehicles, during a July 10 hearing on the need for a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization. More

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

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