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Highway Users Mourns Passing of Honorary Chairman Norm Mineta


For Immediate Release

Contact: Morgan Sampson, morgansampson@highways.org

(WASHINGTON, DC) May 4, 2022 – Former USDOT Secretary and longtime Honorary Chairman of the American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) passed away on May 3, 2022 at 90 years old. Highway Users Board Chairman Mike Johnson issued the following statement:

“The Highway Users is very saddened to hear of the passing of Secretary Norm Mineta. He was a towering figure in transportation and leaves an indelible impact on the industry. His tireless work to improve mobility for the nation was pivotal in establishing policies that helped move the needle to enhance transportation for all. On behalf of the Board, members and staff, the Highway Users sends our most sincere condolences to Norm’s family and friends. He will be deeply missed.”

Norm Mineta served as Secretary of Transportation under the George W. Bush Administration and Secretary of Commerce under Bill Clinton’s Administration. In 2006, Secretary Mineta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He began his political career as mayor of San Jose in 1971 and proceeded to serve 10 Congressional terms. Mineta leaves behind an immense legacy for the entire transportation industry.


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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