Topics: Highway & Transportation

Looking Ahead 2020

Looking Ahead 2020

NATSO closed out 2019 with an extraordinary victory for the travel plaza and truckstop industry. Just before midnight on Dec. 20, President Trump signed legislation that retroactively renewed the $1 per-gallon biodiesel blenders tax credit and extended it through 2022. 2020 is bound to be just as eventful – and busy -- for NATSO as we tackle the industry’s many other priority policy issues. More

Senate Committee Advances FY 2020 T-HUD Appropriations Bill; Directs DOT to Submit Surface Transportation Proposal


Coalition Urges Repeal of Rescission in Federal Aid for Highways

A group of 41 transportation organizations urged Congress to repeal a $7.6 billion rescission in federal-aid Highway Program contract authority as part of any Continuing Resolution considered by Congress arguing that the rescission will undermine efforts to boost federal infrastructure investment and harm states. More

House Transportation Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Infrastructure Funding Strategies


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

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

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