Topics: Highway & Transportation

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

FHWA Unveils Preliminary Findings of Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey

FHWA Unveils Preliminary Findings of Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey

The Federal Highway Administration said that between 2014 and 2019, the number of private truck parking spaces nationwide increased by 11 percent. More

Rep. DeFazio Says Biden Team Planning Quick Action on Infrastructure

The Biden campaign is eyeing action on an infrastructure package as soon as February, if the former vice president wins the election, Rep. Peter DeFazio said on Oct. 7 during an ITS America conference.  More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Opposes Tolling I-205

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, of which NATSO is a founding member urged the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) to abandon plans to toll all lanes of I-205 in the Portland metro region with congestion pricing. More

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