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Highway Users Statement on Passage of the “INVEST in America Act”
June 19th, 2020

On June 18, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed a five-year, $494 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill entitled the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act” or the “INVEST in America Act,” on a party-line 35 to 25 vote.   Continue reading

Highway Users Sign onto Letter to Congress Regarding Streamlining in Future Infrastructure Bill
June 18th, 2020

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 Sign Letter to President Trump Supporting State DOT Relief
June 8th, 2020

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

Highway Users Issues Statement on “INVEST in America Act”
June 3rd, 2020

The Highway Users applauds the committee for moving forward with the reauthorization process.  The deadline to reauthorize the FAST Act is quickly approaching. We are hopeful that a bipartisan, bicameral process will move forward to ensure a long-term bill will be signed into law before the FAST Act expires.  Continue reading

Highway Users Launch Video to Preserve the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band for Transportation Safety
May 22nd, 2020

The Highway Users and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation filmed a short video on why the 5.9 GHz spectrum band must be preserved for transportation safety. Click here to watch. Continue reading

NEPA Op-ed Featured in Scranton Times-Tribune
April 29th, 2020

In late April, the Highway Users penned an op-ed on the importance of NEPA modernization in the time of the COVID-19 crisis.  The article was featured in the Scranton Times-Tribune.  Click here to read the op-ed. Continue reading

AASHTO Requests $50B for State DOTs Amid COVID-19 Crisis
April 28th, 2020

In mid- April, AASHTO released its State DOT survey findings and policy recommendations for infusing DOTs with $50 billion in revenue as the coronavirus pandemic ravages state coffers.

Click here the read AASHTO’s policy recommendations. Continue reading

Preserving the 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum
April 24th, 2020

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.

Click here to read our letter. Continue reading

Highway Users Op-ed Touts NEPA Streamlining
April 21st, 2020

On April 3rd, the Highway Users op-ed “Speed up process to start roadway projects” was published in The Citizen’s Voice advocating for the modernization of the National Environmental Policy Act.  Specifically, we stated “roadway projects are trapped in multiyear permitting processes while Americans are stuck in horrific traffic costing us $140 billion annually.”

Click here to read the op-ed. Continue reading

Highway Users Urges Infrastructure Focus in Economic Relief Efforts
April 9th, 2020

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
March 30th, 2020

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.

Click here to read the letter. Continue reading

NEPA Modernization Media Campaign
March 10th, 2020

The American Highway Users Alliance has partnered with the American Petroleum Institute (API) to launch a NEPA modernization media campaign. Click to view the television spot. Continue reading

Safety Spectrum Comment Letter
March 9th, 2020

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

Highway Users Supports America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act
February 18th, 2020

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

Highway Users Issues AV Support Letter
February 13th, 2020

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
February 13th, 2020

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
February 13th, 2020

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

Come Visit the Highway Users at Conexpo!
November 22nd, 2019

The Highway Users is a proud, longtime Supporting Organization of the Conexpo Show in Las Vegas.  Come stop by our booth GL-31307 from March 10th – 14th, 2020! Continue reading

2019 Highway Users Annual Meeting Photo Gallery
November 21st, 2019

Check out the photo gallery from the Highway Users’ 2019 Annual Meeting on November 13th at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill. Continue reading

Coalition Letter to Repeal Highway Funding Rescission
November 19th, 2019

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

Welcome Message from New CEO Laura Perrotta
October 29th, 2019

Check out new Highway Users President and CEO Laura Perrotta’s welcome video message! Continue reading

FAST Act Reauthorization Kicks Off – Contact Your Senators Now!
July 28th, 2019

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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Conexpo 2020 – the Premier Construction Show
March 8th, 2019

Don’t miss the next Conexpo Show on March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vegas!  It is North America’s largest construction trade show representing asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more.  Stop by the Highway Users booth GL-31307! Continue reading

2018 Highway Users Annual Meeting & Policy Conference
October 1st, 2018

The Highway Users hosted its Annual Meeting and Policy Conference on Capitol Hill in mid-November.  This event was held right on the heels of the midterm elections and featured post-election analysis. U.S. DOT Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen and Former Majority Leader Sen. Trent Lott delivered keynote remarks.

The meeting also featured Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), and key Congressional staff who discussed next steps on infrastructure legislation, NAFTA and a Highway Trust Fund fix.  Continue reading

The Highway Users Joins Coalition for Future Mobility
August 17th, 2017

The Highway Users has joined the Coalition for Future Mobility to advance legislation that improves road safety, reduces traffic congestion and enhances mobility through the use of highly automated vehicles. Continue reading

America’s Economic Expressway
May 1st, 2017

The Highway Users is proud to support the Partnership for America’s Economic Expressway to help usher in the future of the national highway freight network. For more information on this new initiative, click here. Continue reading

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