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IIJA Support Letter Featuring 110 Organizations

The Highway Users was a signatory on a major industry support letter urging Congress to support the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA). The letter urged lawmakers to take action before the current legislation expires on September 30th. Click here to read the full letter. Continue reading

Highway Users Submits Letter to Senate on Top Priorities

On July 12th, the Highway Users sent a letter to the 22 bipartisan Senators working with the Biden Administration on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation they are preparing. The letter highlights our top priorities for infrastructure/reauthorization legislation including robust highway … Continue reading

Highway Users Sends Letter to Senate Leadership Regarding Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021

On June 16th, the Highway Users submitted a letter to Senate leadership to urge Congress to take the next step by formally scheduling Senate floor time now for action on the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 (STRA) before the … Continue reading

INVEST in America Act Congressional Letter

The Highway Users sent a letter to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on the Invest America Act on June 8th.

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“Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021″ Support Letter

On May 25th, the Highway Users sent a letter to Senate EPW Committee leadership in support of the bipartisan, “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021”.  Continue reading

MUTCD Revision Comments

On May 12th, the Highway Users submitted comments on the Notice of Proposed Amendments (NPA) for the 11th edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for Streets and Highways. The NPA proposes the first significant update to … Continue reading

Highway Users Encourage Congressional Leadership to support $200B in Highway and Bridge Stimulus

On April 21st, The Highway Users, alongside 79 signatories, sent a letter to urge Congressional Leadership to support AASHTO’s request to authorize $200 billion in highway and bridge stimulus in 2022 to be obligated through 2026 and drive down this … Continue reading

Highway Users Weigh In On American Rescue Plan

On March 28th, The Highway Users joined numerous transportation organizations to urge Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to ensure transportation infrastructure is defined explicitly as a qualifying eligibility in the American Rescue Plan. States and local transportation revenues were hit hard … Continue reading

Moving Forward with the New MUTCD

On March 19th, the Highway Users sent a letter to thank the Federal Highway Administration for extending the Proposed Rule / NPA comment period for the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and to request that you proceed with … Continue reading

Highway Users Continue Fight for NEPA Modernization

The Highway Users signed onto a letter urging Congress to prioritize improvements to the federal permitting process. A modernized NEPA process would enhance the ability to realize shared goals of COVID-19 economic recovery and continued progress on environmental protections, including … Continue reading

Urging Congressional Bipartisan Leadership on AVs

On February 3rd, the American Highway Users Alliance signed a letter to Congressional leadership urged Congress to support important legislation that will advance U.S. leadership in the safe development and deployment of automated vehicles (AVs). Click here to read the … Continue reading

Highway Users Submits Comments in Support of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Modernization

On December 15, the American Highway Users Alliance submitted comments in support of prompt adoption of the modernization of the National Environmental Policy Act. America needs additional infrastructure investment and outdated review processes can delay the delivery of beneficial projects. … Continue reading

Highway Users Requests 90 Day Extension for Comments on MUTCD

On January 6, the Highway Users submitted a letter to the Federal Highway Administration requesting a 90 Day Extension for Comments on MUTCD. A Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) was released by the Federal Highway Administration on the National Standards … Continue reading

Highway Users Urge Appropriators To Finish FY 2021 Bills

On December 4th, the Highway Users sent a letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committee leadership urging them to complete the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) appropriations bill before the current continuing resolution expires on December 11th.  Continue reading

Motorcoach Relief Aid Advocacy Video Released

The Highway Users released an advocacy video to encourage Congress to support COVID-19 relief aid for the motorcoach industry. Continue reading

Preserving the 5.9GHz Safety Spectrum

Highway Users Send letter to White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows on Preserving the 5.9GHz Safety Spectrum. Continue reading

Highways Users Send Letter to the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee on Preserving the 5.9GHz Safety Spectrum

The Highway Users sent a letter to the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee to express significant concern with efforts underway at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reallocate spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band away from transportation safety. Continue reading

Highway Users Join 88 Organizations To Urge Congress to Pass 1-Year FAST Act Extension

The Highway Users, alongside 88 organizations, urged Congressional leadership to pass a 1-year extension of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act before September 30. Continue reading

Highway Users Urge Congress to Pass One-Year Extension of Current Surface Transportation Law

The Highway Users submitted a letter to urge Congressional Leadership to pass a one-year extension of current surface transportation law with increased highway investment funding to ensure important road and bridge projects can continue into the new fiscal year and … Continue reading

Highway Users Signs onto Letter to Support Motorcoach Industry Aid in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Legislation

The Highway Users signed onto letter to Congressional Leadership urging the support of S. 4150, the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act (CERTS Act), introduced jointly by Senators Reed and Collins. Continue reading

Highway Users Sign onto Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging State DOT Relief Funding

The Highway Users signed onto a letter to Congressional leadership urging an immediate infusion of federal funding to state DOTs  in order to make critical transportation improvements and keep Americans working as our country looks to reopen. Continue reading

Highway Users Sign onto Letter to House to Oppose Amendment #72 to Division C of H.R. 7608

The American Highway Users Alliance signed onto a letter to oppose amendment #72 to Division C of H.R. 7608. Continue reading

Highway Users Send Letter to Senate in support of Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Research Program.

Highway Users sent a letter to Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Leadership to show strong support for continuing the invaluable work and funding for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Research Program.  Continue reading

Highway Users Sign Letter to Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Preserving the 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum Band

The Highway Users supported and helped to generate signatures for a letter to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on preserving the 5.9GHz Safety Spectrum Band for transportation safety. Continue reading

Highway Users Sign onto Letter to Congress Regarding Streamlining in Future Infrastructure Bill

On June 16, 2020, the Highway Users signed onto a letter to Congress recommending that permit streamlining be a centerpiece of any future bill to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Click here to view the letter.

Highway Users Policy and Government Affairs Committee Send Letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Regarding H.R. 7095, the “INVEST in America Act.”

The Highway Users send letter to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee regarding priorities and concerns with H.R. 7095, the “INVEST in America Act.”  Continue reading

Highway Users Send Letter to Senate Leadership Regarding State DOT Relief

The Highway Users sent a bipartisan letter to Senate leadership regarding State DOT relief funding. Continue reading

Highway Users Sign Letter to President Trump Supporting State DOT Relief

Highway Users submitted a letter to President Trump encouraging the immediate $49.95 billion infusion of federal funding for State DOTs Continue reading

137 Bipartisan House Members Support State DOT Relief

In early May, Reps. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Bob Gibbs (R-OH) launched an effort to drum up transportation industry support for providing much-needed economic infusion to struggling State DOTs as a result of the pandemic.  Many industry groups, including the Highway Users, signed onto the Dear Colleague and helped to generate support for the Congressional letter to House leadership.

Click here to read the Congressional Dear Colleague

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Urging the White House to Focus on Infrastructure

In early May, the Highway Users signed onto a letter sent to the White House urging action on robust infrastructure legislation as a means to jump start the flagging economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The letter was featured in an article in Transportation Today. Continue reading

Industry Group Urges Infrastructure Bill

On May 1st, several dozen industry organizations, including many Highway Users members, sent a letter to the White House urging swift action on an infrastructure bill as a means to jump start the economy.

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Preserving the 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum

The Highway Users continues to beat the drum for preserving the 5.9 GHz spectrum for transportation purposes.  We submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission reiterating our support for reserving the spectrum for connected vehicle technology.

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Truckers & Farmers Urge Increased Highway Investment

Longtime Highway Users member American Trucking Associations and the American Farm Bureau Federation issued a joint letter to leadership on the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways & Means Committee urging robust transportation funding in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Highway Users Urges Infrastructure Focus in Economic Relief Efforts

On April 9th, the Highway Users sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to provide emergency funds to State DOTs and pass a robust transportation authorization in the next wave of economic relief in the wake of the coronavirus.

Click here to read the letter.  Continue reading

Highway Users Urges Construction Industry to be Designated as Essential

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.

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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.

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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.

Read our comments here. Continue reading

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.

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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 reading

Highway 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).
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Highway Users Issues AV Support Letter

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 reading

NEPA Coalition Comment Extension Letter

The Highway Users sent a letter to the Council on Environmental Quality to maintain the 60-day comment period on NEPA.  Click here to read the letter. Continue reading

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 reading

FCC 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.

Click here to read the hearing statement. Continue reading

DOT Secretary Chao Urges FCC to Preserve 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum

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.

Read the full letter here. Continue reading

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.

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Coalition Letter to Repeal Highway Funding Rescission

The Highway Users signed onto a coalition letter urging Congressional leaders to repeal the impending $7.6 billion rescission in highway funding.  Click here to read the letter. Continue reading

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.
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FAST Act Reauthorization Kicks Off – Contact Your Senators Now!

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).

Official base text for the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019

America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 Fact Sheet

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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 reading

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