Topics: Rest Area Commercialization

NATSO Urges FHWA to Reject California Waiver on Interstate Advertising

NATSO urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to refrain from waiving the current prohibition on commercial advertising on the Interstate right-of-way if California passes pending legislation. The California Senate Transportation Committee recently approved SB 1397, which would permit the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to seek federal approval to use commercial advertising on changeable message signs when they are not being used for safety or transportation-related messages. More

Michigan Seeks Rest Area Sponsorships

Michigan marks the latest state to consider taking advantage of a provision under the last highway bill that allows states to sell advertising and sponsorships at rest areas. More

Lawmakers Eye Short-Term Bridge for Highway Trust Fund

Lawmakers are eyeing a short-term patch to the Highway Trust Fund in an effort to keep infrastructure funds flowing through the end of this year, BNA has reported. More

Senate Finance Committee Aims to Move Transportation Funding Bill by July 4

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said the Committee is working to move a highway and transit funding bill before the July 4 recess. More

House Republicans Prepare One-Year Extension of Transportation Legislation

House Republican Leaders on May 30 said they will propose a one-year extension of surface transportation legislation paid for by trimming Saturday postal services and transferring the balance of the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund to the Highway Trust Fund. More

Senate Leaders Announce Tentative Highway Bill

Leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced April 10 that they have reached a deal in principle on a new six-year transportation bill that they aim to move to the floor this summer. More

Trust Fund Deficit Could Delay State Projects By Summer

Dwindling resources in the Highway Trust Fund could delay reimbursements to states, threatening jobs and infrastructure projects nationwide by summer, a Department of Transportation official told lawmakers March 12. More

KDOT Seeks Rest Area Sponsorships

Kansas marks the latest state to consider taking advantage of a provision under the last highway bill that allows states to sell advertising and sponsorships at rest areas. More

Tax Plans Spur Transportation Funding Debate

The long-standing debate over how to fund transportation was kicked into high gear Feb. 26, when President Obama and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp issued radically different tax plans for generating revenues for the Highway Trust Fund, which is set to expire at the end of October. More

Sen. Boxer Aims to Introduce Highway Bill in April

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Feb. 12 that she aims to introduce a highway funding bill in April, more than six months before the current policy expires. More

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