Law gives food trucks access to Virginia state roads

TYSONS CORNER, Va. — From lobster rolls to funnel cakes, food trucks in the area cater to almost every craving.

Often, the biggest barrier to satisfied stomachs has been restrictions governing where food trucks can operate.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday signed into law a bill that will allow food trucks to sling favorites on state-maintained roads.

“We ought to be able to give all of our great citizens access to a diversity of food, promoting small business,” he says.

The law takes effect July 1, however county codes may not allow food trucks to operate on every desired state road.

Food truck operators say the new law will be a boon to business.

“It’s a huge deal,” says Zachary Kandel, the operations manager of Red Hook Lobster Pound. “It’s just allows us an incredible amount of flexibility.”

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