At 3pm on Monday (5/18), Governor McAuliffe will sign HB 2042, which lifts the ban on food trucks serving from certain state-maintained roads and streets! The event will take place at the Greensboro Pop-up Park at The Boro (corner of Greensboro Drive and Solutions Drive).
The text of the Bill:
1. § 1. That the Commonwealth Transportation Board shall amend its regulations so as to permit mobile food vending on state highway rights-of-way except limited access highways. Such regulations may provide for the issuance of permits by the Department of Transportation to mobile food vendors authorizing such vendors to operate on state highway rights-of-way in certain business districts, urban development areas, or areas zoned for commercial use and limited to specific locations within those business districts, urban development areas, or areas zoned for commercial use where the Department of Transportation has determined that motor vehicle traffic flow and motorist and pedestrian safety on the state highway rights-of-way would not be adversely affected by the operation of the mobile food vendors. The Department of Transportation shall seek input from affected localities and other stakeholders during the process of amending the regulations authorized by this section. Such regulations shall allow localities to regulate the operation of such mobile food vending businesses located on the state highway rights-of-way within the locality in a manner consistent with local ordinances and the Commonwealth Transportation Board’s regulations and policies.
Thanks to the DMV Food Truck Association for the media advisory!