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District Offices

Somerset Office
301 Georgian Place

Somerset, PA 15501
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (814) 443-4230
Fax: (814) 443-3866

Windber Office
1605 Graham Avenue
Windber, PA 15963
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday
Closed on Wednesday 
Phone: (814) 467-4011

Hyndman Office
158 Washington St.
Hyndman, PA. 15545
Open on Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
(814) 842-3362
TOLL-FREE: (866) 779-1477
Fax: (814) 842-3367
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment

Capitol Office
Room 111 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202069
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2069
(717) 783-8756
Fax: (717) 782-2911

Metzgar Bill to Encourage Clean Energy Transportation
HARRISBURG – Legislation by Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) to encourage clean energy truck transportation passed in the House of Representatives Wednesday by a commanding unanimous vote.

“Pennsylvania has a rich supply of natural gas and this legislation, House Bill 603, would further encourage trucking companies to use it as a fuel to power tractor-trailers,” Metzgar said. “This bill would also put the Commonwealth in the forefront of the emerging natural gas-powered trucking industry.”

In 2015, the federal government enacted Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which raised the weight limit for natural gas-powered tractor-trailers to 82,000 pounds, up from 80,000 pounds. The change was due to the increased weight of the fuel and tanks on natural gas vehicles (NGV).

So far, eight states have increased their weight limits for NGVs. Metzgar’s bill would bring Pennsylvania in line with federal guidelines and would put the state ahead of others in the nation.

“My legislation will encourage the use of cleaner burning NGVs, allowing Pennsylvania to lead the way in promoting natural gas use in all responsible forms,” Metzgar said. “It also allows NGVs to compete with trucks powered by traditional fuels.”

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
69th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Greg Gross

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