rest areas

Tuesday fright: Parking issues downright scary?

Toward a more-perfect Halloween post: A reader on the need for more parking capacity -- and the legacy, or lack thereof as yet when it comes to publicly funded parking spaces, of Jason's Law.

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Section of I-15 South in Vegas to close overnight Wednesday; rest areas in R.I., AZ set for temporary closures

A section of I-15 South in Las Vegas will be closed overnight Wednesday for construction work. The Sacaton, Ariz., rest area will close for approximately 6 months in both directions for renovations, and a truck rest area on I-95 South in Rhode Island will close for approximately a year.

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Illinois DOT looking for feedback on rest areas

The survey asks drivers how and why they currently use the rest areas, their level of satisfaction with the rest areas, how important certain features are and more.

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Legislation introduced to allow commercial services at public rest areas

Congressman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) introduced a bill Thursday that would allow interstate rest areas to add commercial services such as convenience stores and restaurants.

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Connecticut guv calls for closure of seven rest areas

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy in his biennial budget proposal cuts funding for the state's seven traditional rest areas to save the state $1.1 million over a two-year period. The proposal, if passed by the state's legislature, calls for the closure of the seven locations by July 1, 2017.

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Rest-area commercialization and parking preservation: A view from the truck stops

What happened to the sales figures for a downstream business when the I-95 state-run Delaware House service plaza closed for restoration several years back. NATSO CEO Lisa Mullings illustrates some of the issues around potentially expanded commercial services at rest areas.

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If it means more parking options, readers say, rest-area commercialization A-OK

In this mailbag podcast and other commentary, readers believed in large part that NATSO's concern over recent FHWA ideas for rest-area commercialization was misplaced, particularly if services allowed at state-facilitated rest areas are limited to an extent they aren't at truck stops.

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Interstate funding and rest areas: Public, meet Private

Let’s hope that however Trump, Chao and Congress choose to build out our infrastructure, it doesn’t financially punish the industry that already pays more than its share to support roads and bridges.

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Rest area parking: Possible expansion of services for truckers sparks debate

The expansion of these services would allow states to bring in more money and possibly help keep rest areas open as parking options for truckers, advocates argue. NATSO, however, says the expansions could undercut truck stop business.

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Thursday roundup: Chiropractors and sleep apnea tests, Rhode Island throws parking bone to truckers

Road report from owner-operator Joe Bielucki on a recently-reopened Rhode Island truck rest area on I-95, and a view on the Medical Review Board's recent apnea screening/testing recommendation: Should chiropractors be able to order retesting?

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