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23 Organizations Oppose FHWA Regulatory Overreach
August 22nd, 2016

A diverse group of organizations representing highway users, transportation, vehicle, and energy trade associations filed joint comments opposing any move by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to impose a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction performance requirement on State transportation departments and metropolitan planning organizations. Continue reading

Join Us at Conexpo/Con-Agg 2017!
June 14th, 2016

conexpo2017-logoThe Highway Users is a longstanding and proud Supporting Organization of the Conexpo/Con-Agg trade show. The show will be held in Las Vegas on March 7-11, 2017. For more information on one of the world’s largest construction shows, click here. Continue reading

Highway Bill Conference Report Released
December 1st, 2015

Congress has released the conference report on the final five-year highway bill, which is now entitled the FAST Act (“Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” Act) – click here. Continue reading

The Highway Users Supports the DRIVE Act
June 23rd, 2015

Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen spoke at a press conference with “The Big 4″ Senators on the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). Chairman Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member Boxer (D-Calif.), Subcommittee Chairman Vitter (R-La.), and Senior Subcommittee Member Carper (D-Del.) and other industry leaders rallied support for the DRIVE Act, a new highway bill that provides sustainable long-term funding through 2021. The Committee approved the bill unanimously by 20-0 vote on June 24th.

Bill Summary | Full Text of Bill | Highway Users’ Bill Analysis (Members Only) Continue reading

Economic Costs of Disruption from a Snowstorm
February 24th, 2014

In partnership with IHS Global Insight, the American Highway Users Alliance has re-released a study estimating the economic impact of snowstorms in sixteen U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. The study found that hundreds of millions of dollars in economic opportunity are lost each day that a state is shuttered by impassable roads. Continue reading

Safe Winter Roads News Release
January 29th, 2014

The American Highway Users Alliance released a new study, Safety Impacts of Using Deicing Salt, which confirms tremendous safety benefits of safe winter road operations. Access the full study here.

For more details, check our our new brochure on Winter Weather Highway Safety. Continue reading

Senate Environment & Public Works Cmte. Testimony on Highway Needs
September 25th, 2013

Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen testified before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on September 25, 2013 detailing the woeful state of the Highway Trust Fund and the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure. Continue reading

Supporting H. Con. Res. 52 to Halt Federal Truck Tax Hike
September 16th, 2013

The Highway Users added support for a Ribble-Walz Resolution to halt the imposition of a higher Federal excise tax on heavy-duty trucks. We were among 11 supporting organizations that added backing to the National Automobile Dealers Association American Truck Dealers Division which took the lead on the effort.
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The Highway Users Supports OCS Governors Coalition
September 16th, 2013

The Highway Users showed its support for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition who offered OCS as a source of information and advocacy on relevant issues to members of Senate Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee. Continue reading

Advocating for Safe Bridges
June 19th, 2013

The Highway Users issued a support letter for the Safe Bridges Act, which would authorize $5.5 billion for structurally deficient, functionally obsolete and fracture critical bridges. Continue reading

Supporting Partnership to Build America (HR 2084)
June 19th, 2013

The Highway Users has issued a letter of endorsement for HR 2084, the Partnership to Build America Act. This legislation would loans, loan guarantees and equity for infrastructure projects. Continue reading

Highway Users Endorses House THUD Approps Bill
June 19th, 2013

The Highway Users issued a letter of endorsement for the House THUD (Transportation and Housing & Urban Development) Appropriations bill. Continue reading

2012 Year in Review
November 26th, 2012

At the Highway Users 2012 Annual Meeting on October 25th, President & CEO Greg Cohen delivered the Year-in-Review presentation detailing the top legislative accomplishments of the year. This presentation is in our Members Only section. To read about the Highway Users’ top policy initiatives, click here. Please contact us if you have trouble logging into your account. Continue reading

Senate EPW Committee Votes 18-0 for Two-Year Highway Bill
November 9th, 2011

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee voted unanimously (18-0) to favorably report a two-year highway reauthorization bill to the U.S. Senate. The meeting was notable by an atmosphere of bipartisanship — which is rare in Washington this year. Continue reading

August 5th, 2011

The Highway Users has endorsed H.R. 2324 and S.510, the ROADS SAFE Act. This legislation would fund promising research to passively detect drunk drivers before they ever turn the ignition key. Continue reading

Testifying Before the House Subcommittee on Highways & Transit
June 17th, 2011

Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen presented testimony outlining our reauthorization priorities to the Subcommittee on Highways & Transit in late March. We focused on the urgent need for a well-funded surface transportation bill… Continue reading

Critical Safety Legislation Introduced
June 14th, 2011

The Highway Users is pleased to see two important pieces of legislation introduced in the House. HR 1776, the Older Driver and Pedestrian Safety and Roadway Enhancement Act of 2011 and HR 2107, the High Risk Rural Roads Safety Act of 2011 have been issued targeting key safety areas. Continue reading

2011 Action Plan Released
January 14th, 2011

The Highway Users has issued its 2011 Action Plan outlining our legislative priorities during this critical year as Congress gears up to pass a new federal highway bill. Read about our latest policy initiatives here. Continue reading

Taylor Bowlden, Federal Government Affairs, 3M-Traffic Safety
November 1st, 2010

“When the Highway Users call for increased investments in roadway safety, they speak with the voice and authority of the motorists who will pay for it. Those of us whose business is improving highway safety couldn’t have a better advocate in Washington and around the country. Continue reading

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