Topics: Highway & Transportation

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Safety Title of Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) unanimously advanced its “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021” in May. More

Senate Committee Considers Highway Bill Safety Title

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will consider amendments to its Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021 today, June 16. More

House Committee Advances Surface Transportation Reauthorization

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced its five-year, $547 billion INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684) early this morning after 19 hours of debate. The measure passed despite opposition from Republicans who objected to Green New Deal Initiatives and a lack of bipartisan input. The committee voted 38 to 26 to advance H.R. 3684 after considering nearly 200 amendments and adopting a Manager’s packet of amendments. More

NATSO, Coalition Urge House Committee to Lay Foundation for Competitive EV Charging Market

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House Transportation Committee Unveils Surface Transportation Reauthorization

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 4 unveiled its five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, titled the INVEST in America Act. As expected, the measure leans heavily on the INVEST in America Act introduced in 2020 that ultimately was incorporated into the broader Moving Forward Act.  At a high level, the INVEST in America Act provides $343 billion for roads, bridges and safety, including $4 billion for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The bill allocates $109 billion for transit and $95 billion for passenger and freight rail. More

NATSO, NACS Commend Senate EPW for Advancing Bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021

NATSO, the national association representing the travel plaza and truckstop industry, and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) today commended the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for advancing a bipartisan, five-year, $303.5 billion highway reauthorization bill, “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021.” More

Senate EPW Approves Surface Transportation Reauthorization

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) unanimously approved $303.5 billion five-year surface transportation bill, in which NATSO has been closely engaged with lawmakers and staff and which would increase infrastructure funding by about 34 percent over the FAST Act . The committee also adopted a manager’s package of amendments to the underlying bill. That list of amendments has not yet been released, though about 90 had been filed as of Wednesday morning. EPW’s “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021” does not include any language expanding tolling or scaling back the prohibition on commercial activities at Interstate rest areas. STRA includes $500 million per year for five years for electric vehicle charging an d other alternative fuel infrastructure, including hydrogen, natural gas and propane. More

Senate EPW Unveils Surface Transportation Reauthorization Plan

Senate EPW Unveils Surface Transportation Reauthorization Plan

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unveiled a five-year, $303.5 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 plan on May 22, after President Biden reduced the size of his $1.7 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan by about a quarter in a bid to advance negotiations with Republicans. STRA marks a 34 percent increase over current funding levels, with 90 percent of funds allocated to states through formula funding. More

NATSO Statement on Secretary Buttigieg’s Testimony on Electric Vehicle Charging Before the Senate Banking Committee

NATSO, representing truckstops and travel plazas, issued the following statement in response to today’s comments from Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee regarding the Biden Administration’s plans for leveraging $15 billion to build a network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations. More

Republican Senators to Meet Again With President Today on Infrastructure

The next 10 weeks — up until Congress's August Recess — could be one of the most intense, consequential periods of policymaking that the travel center industry has confronted in many years. The House of Representatives is pursuing a more aggressive, climate-focused infrastructure bill that could include corporate tax increases and be passed on a party-line vote. In the Senate, a more bipartisan approach focusing on traditional "roads and bridges" infrastructure is being negotiated. More

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