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Highway Users Expands Government Relations Team

For Immediate Release


Contact: Daisy Singh, 202.857.1200, daisysingh@highways.org

WASHINGTON, DC (January 22, 2012) – Today the American Highway Users Alliance announced the newest member of its government relations staff.  Long-time Peter Pan Executive Vice President Bob Schwarz has joined the Highway Users as Director of Federal and State Affairs.

Highway Users President and CEO Greg Cohen remarked, “We are excited to welcome Bob to our team and are certain that his extensive transportation expertise will greatly enhance our public policy initiatives.  Bob’s experience at Peter Pan brings a new perspective to our policy efforts and will maximize our grassroots reach as well.

Schwarz noted, “I’m thrilled to start the next chapter of my career at the Highway Users Alliance.  Their longstanding, active role in the formation of key federal highway policy is impressive and I look forward to expanding their grassroots network.

Schwarz formerly served as Executive Vice-President at Peter Pan Bus Lines and had been with the company for 26 years.  He was in charge of company communications, government relations and the OPAL Real Estate Group.  Schwarz has also worked extensively with numerous community service groups and has garnered several awards for his commitment to various causes.  He led Peter Pan resources to the United Way, the Eastern States Exposition, the New Leadership Charter School and its library, and to the Literacy Works Cabinet of the Regional Employment Board. With Holyoke Community College, he led efforts to establish the adult literacy program at the Holyoke Transportation Center.


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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