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Highway Users Alliance Applauds Passage of MAP-21

For Immediate Release

Contact: Daisy Singh, 202-857-1200, daisysingh@highways.org

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Highway Users Alliance congratulates the leadership and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on the overwhelming passage of the 27-month highway bill, MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).  The bill passed the House by a vote of 373 to 52 and the Senate by a vote of 74-19.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law.

Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen commented:

“Passage of the highway bill is a tremendous victory for the public and the highway users who fund the Highway Trust Fund.  The bill restores public trust in the ability of Congress to make needed reforms in a bipartisan, bicameral fashion.  MAP-21 consolidates the number of highway programs by focusing on areas of national interest like interstate commerce.  The bill also streamlines project delivery by reducing the regulatory burdens that delayed major highway and bridge projects and increased their cost.  The bill also focuses more funding for road and roadside safety investments, which will save thousands of lives.  MAP 21 contains no earmarks.”

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The American Highway Users Alliance represents motorists, RV enthusiasts, truckers, bus companies, motorcyclists, and a broad cross-section of businesses that depend on safe and efficient highways to transport their families, customers, employees, and products. Highway Users members pay the taxes that finance the federal highway program and advocate public policies that dedicate those taxes to improved highway safety and mobility.

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