Topics: Rest Area Commercialization

House Passes INVEST in America Act, Fuel Retailers, Truckstops Oppose

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Democratic Lawmakers Call for Policies to Encourage Private Sector Investment in Electric Vehicles

A diverse array of Democratic Members of Congress, including the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, urged lawmakers considering clean energy and infrastructure legislation to ensure that policies and incentives designed to develop a charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) result in a price-competitive and convenient refueling marketplace for consumers. More

House Committee Advances Surface Transportation Reauthorization

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced its five-year, $547 billion INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684) early this morning after 19 hours of debate. The measure passed despite opposition from Republicans who objected to Green New Deal Initiatives and a lack of bipartisan input. The committee voted 38 to 26 to advance H.R. 3684 after considering nearly 200 amendments and adopting a Manager’s packet of amendments. More

NATSO, Coalition Urge House Committee to Lay Foundation for Competitive EV Charging Market

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House Transportation Committee Unveils Surface Transportation Reauthorization

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 4 unveiled its five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, titled the INVEST in America Act. As expected, the measure leans heavily on the INVEST in America Act introduced in 2020 that ultimately was incorporated into the broader Moving Forward Act.  At a high level, the INVEST in America Act provides $343 billion for roads, bridges and safety, including $4 billion for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The bill allocates $109 billion for transit and $95 billion for passenger and freight rail. 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

Pilot Testifies on Behalf of NATSO for House Committee Hearing on Business Solutions to Climate Change

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on March 17 held a four-hour hearing on business solutions to climate change. The Committee, which invited NATSO to testify, effectively kicked off the first of a series of hearings that will undoubtedly lay the groundwork for Congress to draft infrastructure legislation in the coming months.  Representing NATSO was Pilot Company CEO Shameek Konar. 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

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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