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Legislation Would Designate Areas As Clean Vehicle Corridors- Driving Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure, Promoting Development

Washington DC- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he has introduced the Clean Vehicle Corridors Act that would establish clean vehicle corridors along interstate highways across the country to drive investment and promote clean energy fueling infrastructure.

“Investing in clean energy helps the environment and boosts the economy,” Senator Casey said. “Pennsylvania has been at the forefront of clean energy development and this legislation can help our state and the nation takes the next step forward.”

Casey’s bill, the Clean Vehicle Corridors Act, would allow the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish clean vehicle corridors along interstate highways across the country. These clean vehicle areas would contain the infrastructure necessary to refuel clean vehicles. Clean Vehicle Corridors would encourage promotion of CNG, LNG, LPG, plug-in electric, advanced biofuels, hydrogen and/or other clean fuels. Additionally, Clean Vehicle Corridors will facilitate the development of policies and planning needed to put into place cleaner alternative fuel infrastructure for clean vehicles, such as fueling stations, rest stops, travel plazas, or other service areas on federal or private property that are found to be most practically located along a Clean Vehicle Corridor that would be available to all users of the fuels, including privately-owned or publically-owned vehicles.

Additionally, the bill would allow states to modify HOV/HOT lane restrictions to accommodate vehicles using cleaner alternative fuel and allow for the creation of designated parking spaces for vehicles using alternative fuels.