(Pub. L. 85–767, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 895; Pub. L. 87–61, title I, § 104(a),June 29, 1961, 75 Stat. 122; Pub. L. 95–599, title I, § 114,Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2697; Pub. L. 100–17, title I, § 110(a),Apr. 2, 1987, 101 Stat. 146; Pub. L. 104–59, title III, § 306,Nov. 28, 1995, 109 Stat. 580; Pub. L. 105–178, title I, § 1212(a)(2)(A)(i),June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 193; Pub. L. 109–59, title I, § 1412,Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1234; Pub. L. 110–244, title I, § 104,June 6, 2008, 122 Stat. 1578; Pub. L. 112–141, div. A, title I, §§ 1505,
1539(a),July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 564, 587.)
2012—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–141
, § 1539(a)(1), inserted “and will not change the boundary of any right-of-way on the Interstate System to accommodate construction of, or afford access to, an automotive service station or other commercial establishment” before period at end of second sentence.
Subsecs. (b) to (d). Pub. L. 112–141
, § 1539(a)(2), (3), added subsec. (b) and redesignated former subsecs. (b) and (c) as (c) and (d), respectively.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 112–141
, § 1505, added subsec. (e).
2008—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 110–244
struck out subsec. (d) which related to idling reduction facilities in rights-of-way of Interstate System.
2005—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–59
added subsec. (d).
1998—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 105–178
substituted “State transportation department” for “State highway department”.
1995—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–59
added subsec. (c).
1987—Pub. L. 100–17
designated existing provision as subsec. (a), inserted heading for subsec. (a), and added subsec. (b).
1978—Pub. L. 95–599
inserted provision listing situations which would not require the discontinuance, obstruction, or removal of any establishment for serving motor vehicle users.
1961—Pub. L. 87–61
substituted “to use or permit the use of the airspace above and below the established grade line of the highway pavement for such purposes as will not impair the full use and safety of the highway, as will not require or permit vehicular access to such space directly from such established grade line of the highway, or otherwise interfere” for “to use the airspace above and below the established grade line of the highway pavement for the parking of motor vehicles provided such use does not interfere”.
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–141
effective Oct. 1, 2012, see section 3(a) ofPub. L. 112–141
, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2012 Amendment note under section
of this title.
Interstate Oasis Program
Pub. L. 109–59
, title I, § 1310,Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1219
, provided that:
“(a) In General.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section [Aug. 10, 2005], in consultation with the States and other interested parties, the Secretary [of Transportation] shall—
“(1) establish an interstate oasis program; and
“(2) after providing an opportunity for public comment, develop standards for designating, as an interstate oasis, a facility that—
“(i) products and services to the public;
“(ii) 24-hour access to restrooms; and
“(iii) parking for automobiles and heavy trucks; and
“(B) meets other standards established by the Secretary.
“(b) Standards for Designation.—The standards for designation under subsection (a) shall include standards relating to—
“(1) the appearance of a facility; and
“(2) the proximity of the facility to the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
“(c) Eligibility for Designation.—If a State (as defined in section
, United States Code) elects to participate in the interstate oasis program, any facility meeting the standards established by the Secretary [of Transportation] shall be eligible for designation under this section.
“(d) Logo.—The Secretary [of Transportation] shall design a logo to be displayed by a facility designated under this section.”
Vending Machines; Placement in Rest, Recreation, and Safety Rest Areas; State Operation of Machines
Pub. L. 97–424
, title I, § 111,Jan. 6, 1983, 96 Stat. 2106
, provided that notwithstanding section
of this title before Oct. 1, 1983, any State could permit placement of vending machines in rest and recreation areas and in safety rest areas constructed or located on rights-of-way of National System of Interstate and Defense Highways [now Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways] in such State. Such vending machines could only dispense such food, drink, and other articles as the State highway department determined were appropriate and desirable. Such vending machines could only be operated by the State. In permitting the placement of vending machines under this section, the State had to give priority to vending machines which were operated through the State licensing agency designated pursuant to section 2(a)(5) of the Act of June 20, 1936, known as the Randolph-Sheppard Act (20
Demonstration Project for Vending Machines in Rest and Recreation Areas
Pub. L. 95–599
, title I, § 153,Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2716
, authorized Secretary of Transportation to implement a demonstration project respecting placement of vending machines in rest and recreation areas and to report not later than two years after Nov. 6, 1978, on results of such project.
Revision of Agreements Relating to Utilization of Space on Rights-of-Way
Pub. L. 87–61
, title I, § 104(b),June 29, 1961, 75 Stat. 123
, authorized Secretary of Commerce [now Transportation], on application, to revise any agreement made prior to June 29, 1961, to extent that such agreement relates to utilization of space on rights-of-way on National System of Interstate and Defense Highways [now Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways] to conform to section
of this title as amended by subsection (a).