Bravo!!! A Virginia State Senator has found another way to expand where food trucks can operate in his state. Sen. McPike has come up with an idea similar to food trucks operating in airport cell phone lots. His bill will allow food trucks to operate in commuter lots. While this might not work in more rural areas of the country, in those areas that do have commuter lots this is a great plan.

RICHMOND, VA – Newly elected state Sen. Jeremy McPike passed his first bill in the Virginia Senate Tuesday: A measure that would allow food trucks to sell their wares in Northern Virginia commuter lots.

Senate Bill 515 would allow “a limited number” of food trucks to be permitted by the Virginia Department of Transportation to operate in commuter lots.

VDOT, which owns the lots, would collect fees from food truck operators to be used to enhance parking lot security, including the installation and monitoring of security cameras.

The bill passed on a 38 to 2 vote, a big show of support in the tightly divided state Senate. The commonwealth’s upper chamber is split in the Republicans’ favor 21 to 19.

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