Topics: Highway Trust Fund

NATSO Government Affairs Update [Podcast]

NATSO Government Affairs Update [Podcast]

LeeAnn Goheen, NATSO's director of government affairs, joins the podcast to get listeners up-to-speed on important truckstop and travel center industry government affairs activities. More

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

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

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

Fuel Retailers, Truckstops Oppose INVEST in America Act Provisions That Undermine Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging

NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas; NACS, the National Association of Convenience Stores; and SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers today announced their opposition to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, the five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. More

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

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

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