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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

Supreme Court to Rule on Small Refinery Exemptions

The Supreme Court could rule as early as June 25 on the legality of the Trump Administration's aggressive approach to issuing small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). If the ruling doesn't come by then, it will come at some point between now and early to mid-July. The Court's decision takes place against the backdrop of discussions within the Biden Administration surrounding how to prevent prices for renewable identification numbers from reaching exceedingly high levels. These discussions appear to be driven primarily by efforts to assist a Delaware refinery that has a longstanding relationship with the President and his allies in Congress.  More

Virginia Governor Visits White’s Travel Center to Praise Vaccination Clinics

Virginia Governor Visits White’s Travel Center to Praise Vaccination Clinics

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam visited White’s Travel Center June 21 to thank management and staff as well as the staff of Raphine Medical Associates health care clinic, which is located at White's, for their work offering COVID-19 vaccinations. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Opposes Asset Recycling and Tolls to Pay for Infrastructure

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates issued a statement to media June 18 opposing asset recycling and tolls as a means of funding infrastructure after media reports contained leaked draft documents speculated to be the funding principles of the infrastructure legislation being negotiated between a bipartisan group of Senators and the White House. More

NATSO Creates New Ways for Industry Suppliers to Connect with Truckstop and Travel Center Decision Makers

NATSO Creates New Ways for Industry Suppliers to Connect with Truckstop and Travel Center Decision Makers

Industry suppliers are a critical resource for the nation’s truckstops and travel center operators and category managers, and NATSO is connecting vendors and truckstop operators through virtual, one-on-one meetings. More

Bipartisan Senate Infrastructure Proposal Gains Traction

The infrastructure proposal being negotiated with the White House by a group of bipartisan Senators gained traction earlier with week, with 21 Senators now supporting the framework of an infrastructure deal that President Biden’s Chief of Staff said has “room” for an agreement. More

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Safety Title of Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) unanimously advanced its “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021” in May.  More

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Equipment, Which Grants and When to Invest

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Equipment, Which Grants and When to Invest

There are more than 1 million electric cars on roads across the United States, and almost every vehicle manufacturer has plans to electrify a large part of their fleets. Michael Battaglia, senior vice president sales and business development and David Soens, vice president grant operations, answered NATSO members’ most frequently asked EV charging questions. More

Highway Users Alliance To Host Livestream Event Featuring Senate EPW Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito

The American Highway Users Alliance is hosting a livestream event featuring Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Capito (R-WV) to discuss the highway reauthorization on June 21, 2021 at 10:30 am ET. The event will kick off “Fight for Highways,” a digital advocacy campaign to bring awareness to the importance of robust highway and bridge infrastructure investment to tackle the $786.4 billion backlog of road and bridge investment needs that exist across our country. More

Senate Committee Considers Highway Bill Safety Title

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will consider amendments to its Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021 today, June 16. More