RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Virginia could see food trucks in more places after Governor McAuliffe signed a bill lifting the ban on food trucks being on state roads.
Food trucks have been relegated to operate on private property and roads which has been an obstacle for some food trucks.
“It’s been really restricted since 2010 when Boka entered the market and we’ve always had to work around private property. This is hopefully going to open up some opportunities in the market,” said Patrick Harris, Owner of Boka’s Taco Truck.
Last year food trucks in the RVA area held their first food truck rodeo with seven trucks. A few weeks ago they held another, this time with forty five trucks.
The governor signing the bill that now allows food trucks to operate wherever the state maintains the roads will allow food trucks to go anywhere in the commonwealth of Virginia.