NATSO asks DOT to work with existing business on alternative fuel corridors

NATSO, the national association representing travel plazas and truck stops, has called on the Department of Transportation to work with private, exit-based businesses within the confines of the existing law that prohibits the sale of fuel and other commercial services at rest areas as it seeks to identify and establish stretches of the National Highway System as alternative fuel corridors. “NATSO members’ locations are well positioned to play a vital role in establishing alternative fuel corridors,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “The best way to accomplish the administration’s objectives of increasing alternative fueling infrastructure throughout the country is for the government to work with existing exit-based establishments to install such infrastructure at privately-run businesses, including travel plazas and truckstops. State governments should not provide transportation fuel paid for with tax dollars.”