Topics: Highway & Transportation

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

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

NATSO Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways

NATSO and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to allow alternative fuel logos to be present on highway signs if, in addition to alternative fuel, the facility also provides foodservice and/or convenience stores, restrooms, and onsite employees who are able to contact law enforcement. More

Senate Republicans to Deliver Revised Infrastructure Package

Senate Republicans are set to deliver a revised offer of a package that includes roads, public transportation and airports to the White House as early as May 17. President Biden in a meeting last week indicated that he would be willing to divide his $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan into separate bills in order to gain bipartisan support. More

Metroplex Energy President to Testify Today Before House Energy Subcommittee on EV Charging


Rep. Thompson and Pennsylvania Assembly Host Hearing on PennDOT P3 Major Bridge Tolling Proposal

U.S. Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson and members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be hold a hearing this morning in Clarion, Pennsylvania, to examine PennDOT’s P3 Major Bridge Tolling Proposals. More

White House Releases Infrastructure Proposal

White House Releases Infrastructure Proposal

President Biden on March 31 released the first phase of his “Build Back Better” proposal, the “American Jobs Plan,” focusing on the infrastructure components of the White House’s recovery efforts as well as addressing climate change and job creation. The package includes $2.3 trillion in spending over eight years with a $621 billion investment in transportation and the resiliency of our infrastructure. Specifically, the proposal provides $115 billion for bridge, highway, and road investments. More

NATSO Statement on Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Proposal

NATSO Statement on Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Proposal

NATSO issued the following statement in response to the draft infrastructure proposal put forth today by President Biden More

NATSO Analysis: President Biden to Unveil Infrastructure Package Today

NATSO Analysis: President Biden to Unveil Infrastructure Package Today Members Only Join or Login

The proposal will be an eight-year, $2 trillion-plus spending bill with a 15-year mechanism to pay for it. This $2 trillion figure does not include approximately $400 billion in clean energy credits on top of the new spending. More

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