Rear from left, Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41), Board of Supervisors chairman Sharon Bulova, Executive Director of the DMV Food Truck Association Che Ruddell-Tabisola and Jim Corcoran, President & CEO of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce applaud as Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signs a bill calling for regulations for food trucks to operate on specific roads in Virginia.
Food trucks, those compact mobile restaurants that have become wildly popular on the streets of Washington, D.C., are getting closer to expanding their tread-print in Virginia. In a May 18 ceremony held in Tysons Corner, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed a bill into law that requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to regulate food trucks operating on specific roads maintained by the state.
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) introduced HB 2042 after hearing from representatives of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Tysons Partnership in Tysons Corner and the Food Truck Association.
“With the passage of HB 2042, the unnecessary barrier to mobile food vending is removed while maintaining the safety of the roadways,” Del. Filler-Corn said in a statement. “It is critical that we give individuals the opportunity to succeed in starting a business here in the Commonwealth, by opening doors and enabling hard-working entrepreneurs to start and grow their dream. But as we know, we must also ensure that it is done responsibly and with everyone in agreement, working together.”
Seven food trucks represented the Food Truck Association at the signing.