Topics: Rest Area Commercialization

FHWA Unveils Second Round of Alternative Fuel and Electric Charging Corridors

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on March 9 announced its second round of alternative fuel corridor designations as Congressionally mandated under the December 2015 highway bill titled Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. More

House Subcommittee Explores Long-Term Infrastructure Pay Fors

The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit capped off a series of Congressional hearings on infrastructure March 7, this time exploring long-term funding options for infrastructure. More

T&I Committee Chairman Raises Issues of Fuel Tax Increase, Asset Recycling During Infrastructure Hearing

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) expressed strong support for increasing the motor fuels tax to fund the nation’s infrastructure but also voiced support for asset recycling, which could lead to commercial rest areas and tolls, during a March 6 committee hearing to examine the Trump Administration’s infrastructure proposal. More

NATSO, National League of Cities Urge Lawmakers to Reject Commercial Rest Areas

As key House and Senate transportation committees hold their first hearings on the Trump Administration’s infrastructure proposal, NATSO and the National League of Cities are urging lawmakers to reject any proposals to commercialize rest areas and instead pursue policies that will improve rather than undercut the ability of small businesses and communities to grow and prosper. More

Rest Stop Privatization More About Ideology Than Infrastructure

A move to commercialize interstate rest areas under the Trump administration infrastructure plan could prove costly for restaurants and gas stations clustered along exits, without raising much additional revenue for states. More

T&I Committee Chairman: Infrastructure Bill “Closer to Summer”

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said Feb. 15 that an infrastructure bill could be ready “closer to summer” now that the Trump Administration has unveiled its infrastructure proposal. More

Trump Administration Rolls Out Infrastructure Plan

The Trump Administration on Feb. 12 officially rolled out its proposal for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, which contains several policy provisions that would crush the truckstop and travel plaza industry. More

White House Says “Slight Delay” in Infrastructure Plan

The White House said that the unveiling of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal would again be delayed, citing the recent government shutdown. The announcement came just one day after the President said that his plan would arrive “in a week or two, right after the State of the Union Address.” More

President Calls on Congress to Produce $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill in State of the Union

President Donald Trump called on Congress to produce a bipartisan $1.5 trillion bill for new infrastructure investment during his first State of the Union address last night, saying it would provide a safe, fast, reliable and modern infrastructure that the U.S. economy needs. More

Trump Administration's Infrastructure Plan Leaked

A draft document leaked to press on Jan. 22 and widely speculated to be the funding principles for the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure plan called for liberalizing tolling policy and allowing states to commercialize interstate rest areas among its proposals for funding infrastructure, both of which would dramatically undercut businesses that operate at the Interstate exits. More

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