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Highway Users Statement on Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

For Immediate Release

Contact: Daisy Singh, info@highways.org

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Highway Users Alliance applauds the Senate for passing the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs (IIJA) Act” today and we thank Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Rob Portman (R-OH) for their leadership on this strongly bipartisan legislation.

“The Highway Users is very supportive of this legislation that will provide $550 billion in spending above budget baseline over five years and includes S. 1931, the surface transportation reauthorization bill that passed the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in May. This historic legislation includes increases for highway funding via formula, a focus on investment in roadway safety, important streamlining provisions, significant bridge investments, and preserves flexibility to invest in both new capacity and improvements to existing roadways that will make every road user’s trip safer and more reliable,” stated Laura Perrotta, President and CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance.

“Our attention now turns to the House where we will work with lawmakers to advance the legislation as quickly as possible to ensure this bipartisan bill is enacted by the September 30th deadline when the current FAST Act authorization expires.”

The Highway Users is very supportive of the robust funding levels for highways, bridges, and roadway safety in the IIJA. Increasing HSIP investment will help move our nation toward zero deaths on our roadways.

The American Highway Users Alliance looks forward to working with Congress to enact this bipartisan package that includes the long-term highway bill. Failure to act promptly could halt important road and bridge projects and will further disrupt America’s economic recovery.

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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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