TravelCenters of America will fuel the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Interstate Highway System by supplying free diesel fuel to a cross-country convoy sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Officials.
Primarily following Interstate 80, the convoy will leave San Francisco on Thursday, June 15 and arrive in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 29 – exactly a half-century after President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which provided initial funding for Interstate highway construction.
“The national network of safe and efficient highways that today facilitates commerce and travel was visionary when it was conceived,” says Tom Liutkus, director of advertising and public relations for Westlake, Ohio-based TA. “As an interstate-based business, we at TA are pleased to support AASHTO’s celebration of an investment that has brought all of America closer together.”
AASHTO represents departments of transportation in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. “We greatly appreciate TA’s support as we travel across the country to remind people of the importance of the Interstate System to the American way of life,” says John Horsley, executive director of AASHTO. “This is a time for all to celebrate our nation’s unparalleled 46,837-mile web of superhighways and think about how they will serve our country in the future.”
For more information about the convoy, go to www.interstate50th.org.