Topics: Highway & Transportation

NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure Outlook

NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure Outlook

The House of Representatives continues to sit on the bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the Senate in August. More

Federal Government, States Continue to Issue Declarations of Emergency in Wake of Hurricane Ida

Federal Government, States Continue to Issue Declarations of Emergency in Wake of Hurricane Ida

Federal and state governments continue to issue a variety of waivers in the wake of Hurricane Ida and other other storms hitting the southeastern part of the United States.  NATSO continues to update this page as new information becomes available. More

NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure State of Play

The Senate recently approved both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the FY2022 budget resolution.  The infrastructure bill includes, among other things, a five-year reauthorization of highway programs, as well as $7.5 billion for alternative fuel infrastructure grants, the bulk of which are likely to go to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The budget resolution unlocks a process whereby Democrats can pass an up to $3.5 trillion bill filled with Democratic priorities that can pass the Senate with a simple majority vote.  NATSO expects Congress this year to approve both the bipartisan infrastructure bill as well as a separate reconciliation bill that includes Democratic social welfare priorities as well as corporate and individual tax hikes and various "green" energy tax incentives. More

Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Rest Area Commercialization Provisions

The U.S. Senate on Aug. 10 voted 69-30 to pass a historic, $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that did not include any provisions which would upend the longstanding federal law prohibiting commercial activity, including electric vehicle (EV) charging, at Interstate rest areas. More

Fuel Retailers, Truckstops and Travel Plazas Commend Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill


Senators Continue to Debate Amendments to Infrastructure Bill

The Senate will continue to debate the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure package, as lawmakers process hundreds of amendments leading up to an eventual vote. More

Senate Poised for Infrastructure Vote This Week

The Senate is expected to vote this week on $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiations. The 2,702-page bill text was submitted to the full Senate late August 1 after Democratic and Republican senators who negotiated the plan spent the weekend finalizing legislative text. More

Senate Advances Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The Senate on the evening of July 28 voted 67-32 to proceed to a bipartisan infrastructure bill that was the product of weeks of negotiations among a core group of 10 senators (five Democrats and five Republicans). The deal, which has the backing of President Biden, includes $550 billion in new federal spending (compared with the $578 billion figure initially agreed upon in June) and more than $1 trillion in total spending (the rest coming from anticipated federal investments in highways and roadways that Congress must authorize every year. More

NATSO Analysis: Key Vote Set for Infrastructure Members Only Join or Login

Lawmakers continue to pursue a two-tracked approach to infrastructure legislation: One discussion centers around infrastructure (and infrastructure-adjacent) policies that can receive bipartisan support, and the other is a Democrat-only "reconciliation" approach that is more ambitious and aggressive but subject to parliamentary impediments that restrict the types of policies that can be included. The two tracks for legislating infrastructure and a follow-on bill are very much intertwined. Many Democrats will want to know what the reconciliation package contains before they commit to supporting the bipartisan infrastructure measure, and vice-versa. NATSO takes an in-depth look at the potential path forward. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Urges Senate Lawmakers to Reject Tolls

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates urged Senate lawmakers to reject tolling in any variation or form as a means of funding infrastructure as they develop legislative text for the infrastructure framework announced by the White House and a bipartisan group of Senators. More

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