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Highway Users Alliance’s Applauds DOT Secretary Nominee Pick
November 29th, 2016

The American Highway Users Alliance commended the selection of Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary nominee Elaine Chao. Continue reading

Federal Highway Administration Issues Final 2015 Travel Figures
February 22nd, 2016

The Federal Highway Administration issued its final estimate of 2015 highway travel which showed substantial growth in U.S. driving and a new record level of 3.1478 trillion vehicle-miles traveled. Continue reading

Highway Users Congratulates Congress on Highway Bill Passage
December 3rd, 2015

“On behalf of the millions of motorists and commercial drivers, the American Highway Users Alliance congratulates Congress for overwhelming passage of the bipartisan FAST Act, which will stabilize federal surface transportation programs through 2020. Continue reading

Unclogging America’s Arteries: Prescriptions for Healthier Highways
November 23rd, 2015

A study released by the American Highway Users Alliance, entitled Unclogging America’s Arteries 2015, identifies America’s 50 worst bottlenecks and finds that the very worst bottleneck, as measured by hours of delay, is in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles, CA owns the next six of the top 10.
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The Highway Users Strongly Supports FHWA Administrator Nomination
May 13th, 2015

Today the American Highway Users Alliance applauded President Obama’s nomination of Greg Nadeau to be the new Federal Highway Administrator. We urge the Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to quickly issue a favorable report on the nomination to the full Senate. Continue reading

Highway Users Urges Strong, Timely Investment in Road Salt in Light of Supply and Demand Factors
January 12th, 2015

The impact of winter weather on the nation’s roadways is so severe that transportation officials should consider significant up-front investment in adequate road salt supplies well before the season hits, according to a new report by the American Highway Users Alliance. Continue reading

Highway Users Supports Federal Gas Tax Proposal
June 19th, 2014

The Highway Users strongly supports a new bipartisan highway funding proposal to increase and index the federal gas tax to inflation. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) have proposed raising the tax by six cents per year over two years to fully fund a six-year highway bill. Continue reading

Highway Users Alliance Supports New Senate Transportation Bill
May 13th, 2014

The American Highway Users Alliance congratulates the bipartisan leadership of the Senate and Environment Public Works (EPW) Committee for introducing a new, six-year highway bill covering fiscal years 2015-2020. Continue reading

New Obama Transportation Proposal Released
April 29th, 2014

The American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) commends the Administration for moving the ball forward on a surface transportation reauthorization bill with the release of a four-year $302 billion proposal called the Grow America Act. Continue reading

News Release
February 24th, 2014

As the nation faces record cold temperatures and serious snow and ice storms this season, the American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) is re-releasing its IHS Global Insight “Economic Costs of Snowstorms” study, originally developed in response to the February 2010 nationwide “Snowmaggedon” blizzard. Continue reading

Highway Users Alliance CEO Testifies Before Senate Committee
September 25th, 2013

The American Highway Users Alliance testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the importance of investing in the nation’s ailing infrastructure. Continue reading

Highway Users Alliance Appoints New Director of Marketing
September 19th, 2013

The American Highway Users Alliance announced its new director of marketing. Daisy Singh, previously The Highway Users’ longstanding project manager, has been promoted to Director of Marketing & Communications overseeing all branding, marketing and event management activities for the organization. Continue reading

Highway Users Alliance Applauds Confirmation of USDOT Secretary Foxx
June 27th, 2013

Today the American Highway Users Alliance congratulates Anthony Foxx on his confirmation as the new U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary. Continue reading

As Nemo Bears Down on Northeast – Highway Users Ask, “Are They Ready?”
February 8th, 2013

2/8/13: As Winter Storm Nemo bears down on the northeast, the American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) is monitoring the preparedness of state, county, and municipal agencies responsible for protecting motorists’ lives and keeping commerce moving. Continue reading

Highway Users Expands Government Relations Team
January 22nd, 2013

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. Continue reading

Highway Users Alliance Applauds Passage of MAP-21
June 29th, 2012

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). Continue reading

Highway Users Alliance Applauds Conferees for Reaching Agreement on Highway Bill
June 28th, 2012

6/28/12: The American Highway Users Alliance is pleased that the bicameral Conference Committee has completed its work on the new two-year highway bill. Continue reading

House Appropriations Proposal Throws Cold Water on Broun Motion to Slash Highway Funds
June 6th, 2012

6/6/12: The Transportation Appropriations bill developed by the House Appropriations Committee proposes $39.143 billion for highway funding for fiscal year 2013, contingent upon reauthorization of the highway bill. Continue reading

Highway Users Alliance Commends Senate on Highway Bill Passage
March 14th, 2012

3-14-12: Today the American Highway Users Alliance applauded the Senate for passing MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) by a vote of 74-22. The next step is for the House to pass its own highway bill that can be reconciled with the Senate’s. Continue reading

Highway Users Disappointed in Keystone Pipeline Decision
January 19th, 2012

The American Highway Users Alliance expressed deep disappointment at the White House’s decision to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project. Continue reading

Motorists’ Group Endorses “TRIP Bonds” Legislation
July 28th, 2011

The American Highway Users Alliance endorsed new legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) establishing a $50 billion dollar tax credit infrastructure program called TRIP (Transportation and Regional Infrastructure Project) bonds. Continue reading

Senate Bipartisanship Yields Well-Crafted Highway Proposal
July 21st, 2011

Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen praised Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Cal.) and Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) of the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works for working together to develop an outstanding federal-aid highway authorization plan at a Congressional hearing. Continue reading

Highway Users Applauds New Fuel Economy Labels
May 25th, 2011

The American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) today applauded the unveiling of new fuel economy labels by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading

Highway Users Alliance Applauds Drop in Traffic Fatalities
April 1st, 2011

Today the American Highway Users Alliance (The Highway Users) commended the decline in road fatalities in 2010, the lowest level recorded since 1949. Traffic deaths have plummeted by 25% over the last five years. Continue reading

Highway Users Group Laments Latest Traffic Findings
January 20th, 2011

oday the American Highway Users Alliance (The Highway Users) commented on a major traffic study outlining the nation’s most congested urban areas. Continue reading

The Highway Users Provides Info on the Economic Impact of Snowstorms
January 11th, 2011

As another winter storm heads up from the southeast, through the mid-Atlantic and up the northeast coast, the American Highway Users Alliance (The HwyUsers) is making available a study estimating the economic impact of snowstorms in sixteen U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. Continue reading

Transportation Leaders Release Statement on Deficit Commission Draft Proposal
December 1st, 2010

We commend Chairmen Bowles and Simpson for recognizing in their recommendations to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform the critical role surface transportation improvements play in the nation’s overall fiscal and economic health. Continue reading

Highway Users Encouraged by Decline in Road Fatalities Seen in 2009
September 10th, 2010

The American Highway Users Alliance, a non-profit organization that represents the interests of drivers and businesses, today commented on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data. Continue reading

President’s Support for Transportation Bill Is Welcome News
September 7th, 2010

Today, the American Highway Users Alliance, a non-profit organization that represents the interests of drivers and businesses, applauded President Obama’s support for a six year transportation bill. Continue reading

Highway Users’ Group Urges Senators Not to Divert Motor Fuel Fees from the Highway Trust Fund
May 19th, 2010

The American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) today called for U.S. Senators Kerry and Lieberman to reconsider how revenue from transportation-based motor fuel fees are directed in the recently introduced “American Power Act.” Continue reading


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