U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., recently reintroduced the Clean Vehicle Corridors Act, a bill to designate U.S. Department of Transportation funding and establish new policies for the development of alternative fueling stations on interstate highways throughout the nation.
Casey, who originally introduced the legislation in 2013, says designated Clean Vehicle Corridors could help encourage the use of alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, electricity, advanced biofuels and hydrogen.
“Investing in clean energy helps the environment and boosts the economy,” says Casey. “Pennsylvania has been at the forefront of clean energy development, and this legislation can help our state and the nation take the next step forward.”
According to the senator, the bill would also allow states to modify HOV/HOT lane restrictions to accommodate alternative fuel vehicles and allow for the creation of designated parking spaces for such vehicles.