March 28th, 2023
On March 27, the American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) submitted its response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would tighten standards for Particulate Matter-2.5 (PM-2.5).
Click here to read our comments. Continue readingHighway Users Comment on FHWA’s GHG Performance Measures
October 19th, 2022
The Highway Users, along with several of its members, submitted comments in opposition to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) rule on greenhouse gas performance measures. Click here to read the letter. Continue readingCONEXPO Show 2023
October 15th, 2022
Don’t miss the upcoming Conexpo Show in 2023! The Highway Users is a longtime Supporting Organization sponsor of the world’s premier construction trade show. Click here for more info. Continue readingHighway Users Mourns Passing of Honorary Chairman Norm Mineta
May 4th, 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: Continue readingFormer Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen Wins P.D. McLean Award
April 21st, 2022
On April 21st, former Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen received the prestigious P.D. McLean Award presented by the Road Gang. Continue readingCornyn-Padilla Amendment Seeks Increased Flexibility to Use Funds for Transportation
April 20th, 2022
The Highway Users joined other industry groups in support of the inclusion of S. 3011/H.R. 5735 in the latest COVID-19 relief package. This amendment would provide greater flexibility to use American Rescue Plan (ARP) state and local resources for transportation.
Click here to read the letter. Continue readingSupporting FY2023 Appropriations for Highways
April 20th, 2022
On April 20th, the Highway Users wrote a letter to the House transportation-housing (THUD) appropriations subcommittee in support of appropriating funds for highways and bridges above levels in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). We disagreed with the Administration’s FY 2023 budget proposal insofar as it suggested that transportation funding increases by appropriators over IIJA levels should be limited to programs other than highways.
Click here to read the letter. Continue readingUrging Support for Increased American Rescue Plan Funding Flexibility
March 3rd, 2022
In early March, the Highway Users and many other industry organizations, sent a letter to Congressional leaders encouraging support for the Padilla-Cornyn Amendment to the IIJA bill that will clarify and broaden the use of funds for surface transportation projects. The group also urged inclusion of the amendment in the FY 2022 omnibus bill.
Click here to read the letter. Continue readingInfrastructure & Investment Jobs Act Implementation Comments
February 18th, 2022
On February 10th, the Highway Users submitted comments to Federal Highway Administration Deputy Administrator Stephanie Pollack outlining comments and concerns on the recently enacted infrastructure bill. Continue readingHighway Users Policy Webinar: EVs & Alternative Fuels
February 18th, 2022
Don’t miss the upcoming Highway Users webinar that will focus on electric vehicles and alternative fuels. During this panel discussion we will explore the current and future landscape for alternative fuel vehicles from both the light and heavy-duty perspective. Continue readingOpposing the Gas Prices Relief Act
February 18th, 2022
On February 18th, the Highway Users signed a letter with two dozen industry organizations urging Congressional leadership to oppose S. 3609, the “Gas Prices Relief Act of 2022” and the companion bill the “Gas Prices Relief Act.” The proposals will do little to provide the average citizen relief at the pump but will do lasting damage to a Highway Trust Fund that provides critical revenue for investment in our roadways and bridges.
Click here to read the full letter. Continue readingHighway Users Comments on EV Charging Infrastructure
January 25th, 2022
The Highway Users submitted comments to the Federal Highway Administration on the development of guidance for electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment.
Click here to read the comments. Continue readingIndustry Coalition Urges Full IIJA Appropriations
January 24th, 2022
The Highway Users and numerous industry groups signed a letter to Congress advocating for full IIJA appropriations in order to access the 20% highway formula funding increase for FY 2022.
Click here to read the letter. Continue readingHighway Users Policy Webinar: The Road Ahead
January 13th, 2022
The Highway Users is hosting a virtual Zoom panel to explore the Road Ahead in 2022. During this panel discussion we will discuss the legislative and regulatory agenda this year focusing on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) implementation, appropriations outlook, and other policy items. Continue readingWeighing in on FHWA’s National Work Zone Safety Strategic Plan
January 10th, 2022
On January 6th, the Highway Users joined with five industry stakeholders to offer input on the FHWA and its Office of Operations’ National Work Zone Safety Strategic Plan. Click here to read the letter. Continue readingUrging Highway Investments in DOT’s Strategic Framework
January 10th, 2022
The Highway Users issued comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) highlighting the need for robust highway investment in the DOT’s Strategic Framework.
Click here to read the comment letter. Continue readingSupporting the Disaster Relief Flexibility Act
December 7th, 2021
In early December, the Highway Users co-signed a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urging passage of the bipartisan State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure & Disaster Relief Flexibility Act. Click here to read the letter. Continue readingUrging COVID-19 Relief Funds to Address Supply Chain Issues
November 29th, 2021
In late November, the Highway Users along with approximately a dozen other industry groups signed a letter sent to Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen encouraging the use of Covid-19 relief funds by state and local governments to mitigate the effects of ongoing supply chain issues. Continue readingHighway Users Panel Discussion: IIJA Implementation
November 16th, 2021
Time is running out to register for the upcoming Highway Users webinar! This event will focus on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and explore its implementation including future rulemakings, discretionary program process, timing, and general next steps. Continue readingHarmful Impact of Short-term Extensions – AASHTO Survey
October 19th, 2021
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials surveyed its members to identify the harmful impacts of short-term surface transportation program extensions to States around the country. 37 State DOTs have responded thus far. Continue reading2021 Highway Users Virtual Annual Meeting
October 12th, 2021
Don’t miss the upcoming Highway Users Virtual Annual Meeting on November 3, 2021. Featured speakers include Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA), Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), John Katko (R-NY), Sam Graves (R-MO), Garret Graves (R-LA) and Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm EST.
October 4th, 2021
On September 23rd, the Highway Users issued a letter to Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to call attention to a proposed policy change relating to infrastructure that has been included in budget reconciliation legislation under development in the House of Representatives. Continue readingUrging Greenhouse Gas Clarification in the Reconciliation Bill
October 4th, 2021
In late September, the Highway Users sent a letter to Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urging him to raise concerns with the Senate Parliamentarian regarding the greenhouse gas performance measure provision in the House T&I Committee section of the reconciliation bill. Continue readingIIJA Support Letter Featuring 110 Organizations
September 21st, 2021
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 readingSupporting AV Technology Advancement
September 20th, 2021
The Highway Users, along with more than a dozen industry groups, sent a letter to USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg to advocate for more detailed regulatory guidance on autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.
Click here to read the letter. Continue readingAmicus Brief Supporting Reversal of FCC Safety Spectrum Decision
September 1st, 2021
On August 20, the Highway Users joined the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and other safety stakeholders to file a friend of the court brief in support of ITS America, AASHTO, and the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) efforts to appeal the FCC order to reallocate a portion of the 5.9 GHz spectrum band to unlicensed uses including WiFi. Click here to read the letter. Continue readingLetter to CEQ Raises Concerns Surrounding NEPA “Delay Rule”
August 12th, 2021
The Highway Users signed onto the Unlock American Investment Coalition’s letter concerning the CEQ’s interim final rule that extends by two years the date by which agencies need to issue proposed rules to update their NEPA implementing procedures. The Highway … Continue readingSupporting Cornyn-Padilla Amendment #2155 to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
August 12th, 2021
The Highway Users signed onto a letter to support the Cornyn (R-TX)-Padilla (D-CA) Amendment #2155 to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) which would amend the American Rescue Plan to provide states and localities the flexibility to use the … Continue readingDigital Advocacy Campaign #FightForHighways – Take Action Now!
July 21st, 2021
The American Highway Users Alliance launched its digital advocacy campaign #FightforHighways featuring Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Greyhound Lines, Inc. President & CEO Dave Leach to discuss the highway reauthorization. Watch the … Continue readingHighway Users Submits Letter to Senate on Top Priorities
July 12th, 2021
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 readingHighway Users Signs onto Coalition Comments Regarding Societal Costs of Greenhouse Gases
June 29th, 2021
On June 21st, joint comments from 23 industry trade groups including the American Highway Users Alliance were filed in response to the Office of Management and Budget Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the “Technical Support Document: Social … Continue readingHighway Users Sends Letter to Senate Leadership Regarding Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021
June 15th, 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 readingINVEST in America Act Congressional Letter
June 8th, 2021
The Highway Users sent a letter to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on the Invest America Act on June 8th.
Click here to read our policy recommendations. Continue reading“Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021″ Support Letter
May 25th, 2021
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 readingMUTCD Revision Comments
May 12th, 2021
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 readingHighway Users Encourage Congressional Leadership to support $200B in Highway and Bridge Stimulus
April 21st, 2021
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 readingFHWA Associate Administrator for Safety Cheryl Walker @ Highway Users Tech Safety Showcase – 4/29/21
April 12th, 2021
Don’t miss the upcoming Highway Users’ Virtual Safety Technology Showcase highlighting members’ latest and most innovative safety products and developments. This event will examine how Highway Users members are innovating and working to drive down fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways. Continue readingHighway Users Weigh In On American Rescue Plan
April 1st, 2021
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 readingMoving Forward with the New MUTCD
March 19th, 2021
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 readingHighway Users Continue Fight for NEPA Modernization
March 5th, 2021
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 readingUrging Congressional Bipartisan Leadership on AVs
February 3rd, 2021
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 readingHighway Users Reauthorization Priorities for 117th Congress
January 27th, 2021
Congress and the Administration are already discussing tackling a long-term highway bill. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are both planning to move forward with their transportation reauthorization process this Spring. We … Continue readingMotorcoach Relief Aid Advocacy Video Released
November 12th, 2020
The Highway Users released an advocacy video to encourage Congress to support COVID-19 relief aid for the motorcoach industry. Continue readingPreserving the 5.9GHz Safety Spectrum
September 18th, 2020
Highway Users Send letter to White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows on Preserving the 5.9GHz Safety Spectrum. Continue readingHighways Users Send Letter to the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee on Preserving the 5.9GHz Safety Spectrum
September 18th, 2020
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 reading2020 Highway Users Meetings
July 28th, 2020
The Highway Users hosted a round table that focused on Capitol Hill perspectives on the transportation authorization and the path forward from the Senate and House perspective. We will also examined next steps for COVID-19 economic relief. Read more here. Continue readingHighway Users Signs onto Letter to Support Motorcoach Industry Aid in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Legislation
July 27th, 2020
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 readingHighway Users Sign onto Letter to House to Oppose Amendment #72 to Division C of H.R. 7608
July 27th, 2020
The American Highway Users Alliance signed onto a letter to oppose amendment #72 to Division C of H.R. 7608. Continue readingHighway Users Launch New #FightForHighways Grassroots Campaign to Support Long-term & Bipartisan Highway Bill
July 22nd, 2020
The Highway Users announce new grassroots advocacy campaign entitled, #FightForHighways, to urge Congress to pass a robustly-funded, bipartisan, and long-term highway bill. Continue readingHighway 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 readingHighway 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 readingHighway 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 readingHighway 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 readingNEPA 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 readingAASHTO 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 readingPreserving 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 readingHighway 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 readingHighway 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 readingHighway 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 readingNEPA 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 readingSafety 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 readingHighway 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
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 readingNEPA 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 readingCoalition 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 readingCome 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 reading2019 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 readingCoalition 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 readingWelcome Message from New CEO Laura Perrotta
October 29th, 2019
Check out new Highway Users President and CEO Laura Perrotta’s welcome video message! Continue readingFAST 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 SheetConexpo 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 reading2018 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 readingThe 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 readingAmerica’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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