The progress we have made over forty years in improving air quality and our natural environment is nothing short of extraordinary. Due to improvements in both engines and fuels, motor vehicles and trucks emit far less particulate matter, nitric oxides, carbon monoxide, ozone and lead. Today’s highway projects are built with environmental and community protection in the forefront every step of the way. Yet congestion wastes billions of gallons of fuel each year and creates pollution hotspots at highway bottlenecks. Our adversaries suggest that cars and roads are the problem and always seek more federal regulations, more bureaucracy, and more input to delay road projects and drive up their costs, but The Highway Users’ position is that we can have better roads, better bridges, freedom of mobility, and vehicle choice while stewarding the environment and reducing bureaucracy.