Topics: Rest Area Commercialization

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

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

NATSO CEO Discusses Truck Parking in FHWA Workshop

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings highlighted the private sector’s role in providing the vast majority of truck parking nationwide and urged State Departments of Transportation to work with the private sector to address any truck parking concerns.  More

House Takes Up Infrastructure Bill

The White House said June 29 it would veto the $1.5 trillion infrastructure package known as The Moving Forward Act that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up today, saying that H.R. 2 is biased against rural America, debt-financed and full of wasteful ‘Green New Deal’ initiatives. More

Community, Business Leaders Urge Congress to Support Private Investment in EV Charging Infrastructure as House Committee Prepares to Unveil Transportation Bill

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Transport Topics Radio Interviews NATSO President and CEO

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Business and Community Leaders Urge FHWA to Keep Off-Highway Food Open for Truck Drivers

A coalition of groups representing cities and communities across America, tens of thousands of off-highway foodservice businesses including truck stops and travel centers, and blind merchants that manage vending machines at Interstate rest areas, urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help keep off-highway food establishments open for truck drivers. More

Foodservice Industry, Local Governments Seek to Keep Off-Highway Food Open for Truck Drivers

NATSO, along with 10 associations representing cities and communities, tens of thousands of off-highway foodservice businesses and blind merchants that manage vending machines at Interstate rest areas, sent a letter April 8 to the Federal Highway Administration regarding its recent announcement that it will not enforce the federal rest area commercialization ban against states that allow commercial food trucks to operate and sell food at interstate rest areas. More

NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings discussed the travel plaza and truckstop industry’s opposition to commercializing rest areas with Road Dog Trucking radio on Sirius XM Channel 146. Mullings appeared on the radio program after the Reason Foundation said in a separate interview that the industry should rethink its opposition to the long-standing law prohibiting commercial rest areas. More

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