Topics: Highway & Transportation

Senate Panel Kicks Off Infrastructure Hearing; Sen. Manchin Calls for Value-Added Tax

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Feb. 24 kicked off the first hearing on President Biden’s “Build Back Better” initiative, with lawmakers and witnesses from both sides of the aisle discussing the need for substantial federal investment in infrastructure. More

Business and Community Leaders Urge 117th Congress to Oppose Commercial Rest Areas

NATSO, representing truckstops and travel plazas, and a diverse coalition that includes restaurants, fuel retailers, city governments, trucking firms and blind entrepreneurs today urged lawmakers to oppose efforts to commercialize Interstate rest areas as Congress considers infrastructure legislation. More

Truckstop and Travel Center Industry 2021 Government Affairs Priorities [Podcast]

Truckstop and Travel Center Industry 2021 Government Affairs Priorities [Podcast]

Listen to hear from Mullings and Fialkov on what truckstops can expect from the Biden Administration. More

T&I Chairman DeFazio Says He Will Address Truck Parking in Infrastructure Bill

Money to expand the amount of commercial truck parking could be inserted into the House infrastructure package, with dedicated funding potentially coming from the Highway Trust Fund, House Transportation Chair Peter DeFazio said Feb. 10 during the House Transportation and Infrastructure mark up to its $96 billion title of a Covid relief package. More

NATSO Congratulates Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as the 19th U.S. Secretary of Transportation: “NATSO congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation as Secretary of Transportation and looks forward to working with him on a broad spectrum of issues, including the need for long-term, sustainable highway funding and policies that further encourage private-sector investment in alternative fueling infrastructure, such as electric vehicle charging. More

NATSO Outlines Principles for Advancing Alternative Fuels in the Market

NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, in a letter to the Biden Administration on January 27 outlined the market and incentive structure that would most effectively prompt existing fuel retailers to invest more in lower carbon fuels, including electric vehicle charging stations. More

 NATSO Urges Senate to Confirm Pete Buttigieg as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

NATSO Urges Senate to Confirm Pete Buttigieg as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

On behalf of the more than 2,000 member locations of NATSO, the national association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, today urged the U.S. Senate to quickly confirm Pete Buttigieg as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. More

EPW Could Go Back to the Drawing Board for Surface Transportation Bill

Senate Democrats will draw up a new surface transportation bill that contains more aggressive proposals on climate issues and other key Democratic priorities, essentially scrapping the bipartisan bill the committee approved in the last Congress, Tanya Snyder of Politico reports.  More

Looking Ahead: 2021

Managing the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine distribution are bound to remain the top priorities for President-elect Biden when he takes his oath of office on January 20. But Biden’s Administration is also expected to focus heavily on several issues that are of top priority to NATSO and the truckstop and travel plaza industry. Here’s a look at why these issues matters for NATSO’s members and what we’re focusing on this year. More

NATSO Addresses Florida DOT, Truck Parking Stakeholders

NATSO urged the Florida Department of Transportation to explore ways to lower the private sector's costs in creating or expanding truck parking capacity while refraining from subjecting private truck parking providers to additional competitive or regulatory obstacles. More

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