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House advances truck parking legislation – I-94 closures begin

Rows of trucks in the parking lot, aerial top view.

The United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed legislation allocating $755 million to state and local truck parking projects. Now that the bill has passed the committee, it will be sent to the full House, where it will be voted on before being sent to President Biden’s desk for signature.

According to OverDrive Online, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act allows “states to spend $755 million over a four-year period on new truck parking projects, including capacity expansion and enhancements like lighting, restrooms and other security features.”

ATA CEO told reporters that “the lack of safe and accessible truck parking is an issue that causes serious concern for our industry. Without it, drivers waste hours looking for secure places to park for an hour or for the night, hurting their ability to rest and adding undue stress to their days.” Read the full story here!