For Immediate Release
Contact: Daisy Singh, firstname.lastname@example.org
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Highway Users Alliance strongly supports the bipartisan, “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021,” introduced by Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Chair Tom Carper (D-DE), Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Transportation Subcommittee Chair Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Transportation Subcommittee ranking member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) on May 22nd.
This $303.5 billion five-year transportation reauthorization bill provides robust funding for highways via formula, increases investment in roadway safety through a significant increase for the Highway Safety Improvement Program, includes important streamlining provisions that will allow roadway projects to move forward more quickly resulting in better roads, and preserves flexibility to invest in our roadways and make every roadway user’s trip safer and more reliable.
“The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act will help give a needed boost to our economy and ensure that more Americans can get back to work as we emerge from the pandemic. The jobs that will be created by this legislation pay well and will help America at this critical time,” stated American Highway Users Alliance President & CEO Laura Perrotta.
“We are so appreciative of the bipartisan efforts that resulted in this strong bill that will help improve our roads and bridges for every American. While the Highway Users knows this is a first step in the process, this is an important one. It is our hope that this bill will pave the path forward on a bipartisan reauthorization. It is vitally important that Congress and the Administration work together to enact a bipartisan, long-term, and robustly funded transportation reauthorization before the September 30th deadline. Every American, driver, and roadway user deserves safer and less congested roadways and a more reliable commute to their destination.”
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.