Urgent Request! Senate Amendment Seeks to Commercialize Rest Areas

Although the Partnership to Save Highway Communities has been fighting efforts to commercialize rest areas in the House of Representatives, a new amendment has been introduced in the Senate that poses a serious threat to businesses serving motorists along the nation’s highways.

Amendment 1742, filed by Senator Rob Portman of Ohio to Senate transportation bill S. 1813, would allow state departments of transportation to open commercial rest areas for the sale of food, fuel and convenience items both on the interstate and on all highways.

This amendment poses the biggest threat retail business owners have ever faced under a highway bill.

The Partnership to Save Highway Communities is urging you to call your Senators today and ask them to vote no to Amendment 1742.

Click here to call or email your Senator.

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