On March 30th, the Highway Users issued a letter to the White House seeking guidance and urging the designation of the infrastructure construction industry as “essential” in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.Highway Users Weigh in on Relief Legislation
On March 20, 2020, the Highway Users sent a letter to Senate and House leadership to urge Congress to include distribution of increased formula funding for highways authorized under S. 2302, the Senate’s transportation reauthorization, in economic relief legislation.Safety Spectrum Comment Letter
In early March, the Highway Users submitted comments to the FCC strongly supporting removal of a purposed rule that would reassign 45 MHz of the 75 MHz band to non-transportation safety purposes.NEPA Comment Letter
The Highway Users submitted comments on the CEQ docket regarding procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act on March 7, 2020.Coalition for Future Mobility Comment Letter
The Highway Users signed onto a comment letter developed by the Coalition for Future Mobility in late February. We have been members of the Coalition since its formation. Read our letter here. Continue readingHighway Users Supports America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act
The Highway Users signed onto a coalition letter with 41 other organizations to Senate Leadership asking them to move S. 2302, “America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act” (ATIA).
Click here to view the letter. Continue reading
The Highway Users issued a letter strongly urging Congress to work with auto and technology industry experts to help move autonomous vehicle technology forward by enacting bicameral, bipartisan legislation. Check out our letter here. Continue readingNEPA Coalition Comment Extension Letter
Coalition for Future Mobility Endorsement Letter
The Highway Users signed onto a Coalition for Future Mobility letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee to urge action on the legislative and regulatory framework to help facilitate the development and deployment of potentially life-saving autonomous vehicle technologies. Click here to read the letter. Continue readingFCC Safety Spectrum Hearing Statement
As a member organization of the Safety Spectrum Coalition, the Highway Users submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on “Accountability and Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.”
We joined together in a diverse coalition representing safety advocates, highway users, the
trucking industry, automakers, transportation technology companies, consumer groups, service providers, and state and local departments of transportation to promote safety on our roadways by preserving spectrum set aside for vehicle safety uses.
On November 20, 2019, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao submitted a letter to FCC Chairman Aji Pai imploring him to retain the 5.9 GHz safety spectrum for possible lifesaving, transportation benefits.National Environmental Policy Act Coalition Letter
The Highway Users was a signatory to a coalition letter that urged the Council on Environmental Quality to issue updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations to modernize the Federal environmental review and permitting process with the goal of increasing infrastructure investment and project development in a manner that strengthens our economy and enhances environmental stewardship.Coalition Letter to Repeal Highway Funding Rescission
Urging Repeal of Highway Funding Rescission
The Highway Users urged Congressional leaders to include a repeal of the rescission of $7.6 billion in Federal-aid highway contract authority as the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations process moves forward. Congress is exploring including this vitally important repeal of the rescission in the National Defense Authorization Act, or some other appropriations vehicle and we wholeheartedly support that action.
The Highway Users congratulates the “Big 4” bipartisan leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee – Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wy.), Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-De.), Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WVa.) and Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) – on their bipartisan agreement to co-sponsor America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (ATIA).Legislative Update: Congress Boosts 2018 Highway Funding
The American Highway Users Alliance is pleased to announce that Congress has hammered out a final omnibus appropriations bill that significantly increases highway funding with a boost from the General Fund of the Treasury. Continue readingReturn to Advocacy