ATA chief Graves named chairman of Highway Users Alliance

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The American Highway Users Alliance announced Thursday, June 7, that Bill Graves would become chairman of the group’s board of directors, effective immediately. Graves, former governor of Kansas, remains president and chief executive officer of the American Trucking Associations.

“It is a great honor that Governor Graves has agreed to serve as our chairman.” says Greg Cohen, Highway Users president and chief executive officer. “His distinguished career as a public official and in-depth knowledge on transportation issues makes him a perfect fit with our organization. With his expertise, the Highway Users will continue its long line of influential chairmen at the helm.”

“I am excited to be a vital part of The Highway Users,” Graves says. “Their mission to promote safety and mobility for all road users is complementary to the goals of the trucking industry, and much positive work can be done to help ameliorate traffic conditions for all motorists and truckers.

“I look forward to leading the Highway Users during a time when many transportation experts recognize the need for significant changes to the federal highway program in order to address growing congestion and safety challenges,” Graves says. “The current environment presents an opportunity for the Highway Users, as a collaborative group of diverse interests, to assume a more prominent role in the development and promotion of a new vision for the United States’ transportation system.”