Topics: Rest Area Commercialization

U.S. DOT Announces New Round of Alternative Fuel Corridors


NATSO, SIGMA Praise FHWA for Definitive Guidance on Use of Right-of-Way

NATSO, representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers, praised the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for issuing definitive guidance clarifying that State Departments of Transportation may not implement or permit others to implement commercial services, including EV charging stations, within the Interstate right-of-way. This clarification represents a small but important step toward enhancing the business case for off-highway investments in EV charging stations.  More

Fuel Retailers Applaud Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

NATSO, representing truckstops and travel plazas, SIGMA: America's Leading Fuel Marketers, and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) applauded Congress for passing the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), H.R. 3684, which ensures a long-term plan for the nation's highway and infrastructure programs while laying the groundwork for the future of transportation energy.  More

Fuel Retailers, Truckstops and Travel Plazas Commend Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill


NATSO, Fuel Retail Industry Urge Senators to Oppose Amendments to Senate Infrastructure Bill

NATSO was joined by SIGMA and NACS on Aug. 2 in offering support for the bipartisan infrastructure bill under consideration by the U.S. Senate and asking lawmakers to  oppose any amendments that would detract from the industry's ability to make forward-looking investments at a time when the transportation energy market is changing. More

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


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


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

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