Topics: Highway & Transportation

Picking the Right Pavement

Picking the Right Pavement

Pavement is a significant expense, and there are a lot of factors operators need to consider when determining which products to use. More

Rep. Thompson Meets with Federal Highway Administration in Opposition to Bridge Tolling

U.S. Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson on Dec. 15 hosted a meeting with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to voice his concerns over the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) plan to toll nine major bridges throughout Pennsylvania. Rep. Thompson said it was revealed during the meeting that PennDOT has been in consultation with FHWA for more than a year and recently filed paperwork expressing its interest in receiving more than $5 billion in financing for the projects. More

NATSO, SIGMA Praise FHWA for Definitive Guidance on Use of Right-of-Way

NATSO, representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers, praised the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for issuing definitive guidance clarifying that State Departments of Transportation may not implement or permit others to implement commercial services, including EV charging stations, within the Interstate right-of-way. This clarification represents a small but important step toward enhancing the business case for off-highway investments in EV charging stations.  More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Opposes Tolls for PennDot's I-83 South Bridge Project


NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Members Only Join or Login

The House on Nov. 5 approved the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, sending the bill to President Biden for his signature and clearing the way for a multi-year extension of highway programs and approximately $550 billion in new spending on highway and other projects.  Combined with routine infrastructure spending through reauthorizing existing highway programs, the measure secures approximately $1.2 trillion in funding over five years.  (The Senate passed the legislation in early August by a vote of 69-30. Following is a NATSO members only deep-dive into the policies of the IIJA and how they differ from the reconciliation bill. More

Fuel Retailers Applaud Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

NATSO, representing truckstops and travel plazas, SIGMA: America's Leading Fuel Marketers, and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) applauded Congress for passing the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), H.R. 3684, which ensures a long-term plan for the nation's highway and infrastructure programs while laying the groundwork for the future of transportation energy.  More

House Extends Surface Transportation Reauthorization


House Scheduled to Vote on Infrastructure Today

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio said that Democrats will have a ‘plan B’ to ensure that highway and transit authorization programs do not lapse today if lawmakers fail to pass the infrastructure bill.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reaffirmed her plan to bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to the House floor today. The IIJA contains a reauthorization of surface transportation law, which also is set to expire today.  More

Fuel Retailers Urge Congress to Support Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Fuel Retailers Urge Congress to Support Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

NATSO along with SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers urged Members of Congress to support the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which lays the groundwork for private sector investment in the future of transportation energy. More

NATSO Analysis: Deep Dive Into Reconciliation Status Members Only Join or Login

During the budget reconciliation process, different committees are pursuing different policies within their respective jurisdictions.  The overall expected cost of the policy changes currently being pursued is about $3.5 trillion.  It is expected that once each committee addresses the items within their jurisdiction, House and Senate leadership will negotiate this number down to something closer to $1.5 trillion - $2 trillion.  NATSO provides an overview of what each committee is working on. If  the reconciliation passes, it will very likely leave out at least some of the items discussed below, and scale back the cost or duration of some programs as part of that House-Senate negotiation process.  That being said, it's not unlikely that Democrats will find a way to pass much of this into law.  More

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