Below is the letter that The Highway Users personalized and hand delivered to each member of Congress to prevent the massive highway funding shortfall. Following is the full list of signatories.

We strongly urge you to join with a bipartisan team of your colleagues in cosponsoring the "Highway Funding Restoration Act" (S. 1917 and H.R. 3694). This vital legislation will help to avert the thousands of lost jobs and project delays across the country that will result from an $8.6 billion (27 percent) cut in the federal highway program next year.

On February 7, the full membership of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee and all but one member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee introduced S. 1917 and H.R. 3694, respectively. These identical bills will raise FY2003 funding to $27.7 billion, an amount consistent with the $28 billion in taxes that government forecasters project will be paid by motorists and deposited in the Highway Trust Fund's highway account next year.

The current highway law, TEA-21, tied highway funding to the taxes paid by motorists. But a complicated method of calculating tax receipts, combined with the recent economic slowdown, have produced this economically devastating cut in highway funding for 2003.

Without congressional action, guaranteed highway funding for 2003 will fall to $23.2 billion, down from $31.8 billion this year. Because the highway account already has a cash surplus of $19 billion taxes already paid in full by American motorists and truckers it makes no sense for Congress to allow this economy-busting drop in highway funding to occur while the trust fund balance sitting in Washington, DC grows even larger.

We respectfully ask you to cosponsor and work for the enactment of this important legislation.

(Your Name)

Signatory List

Alabama Petroleum Council (Montgomery)
Alabama Road Builders Association (Montgomery)
Alabama Trucking Association, Inc. (Montgomery)
Ashburn & Gray Construction Company (Huntsville)
Central Alabama Construction Company (Birmingham)
Couch Construction Company (Dothan)
Alaska Trucking Association (Anchorage)
Arizona Highway Users Conference (Phoenix)
Swift Transportation (Phoenix)
Arkansas Petroleum Council (Little Rock) Arkola Construction Company (Forth Smith)
McClinton Anchor Construction Company (Fayetville)
California Alliance for Jobs (Oakland) California Dump Truck Owners Association (Upland)
California State Council of Laborers (Sacramento)
Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California (Sacramento) E.L. Yaeger Construction (Riverside) Granite Construction Inc. (Watsonville) Gunter & Zimmerman Construction Division, Inc. (Ripon)
J.B. Wever Associates (Fair Oaks) Transportation California (West Sacramento)
Western Stabilization (Dixon)
Western States Chapter-American Concrete Pavement Association (Newport Beach)
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (Denver)
Colorado Highway Users Conference (Denver)
Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (Englewood)
Colorado Rock Products Association (Englewood)
D.G. Huskin (Pueblo)
Felsburg, Holt and Ullevig Transportation Engineering Company (Denver)
Connecticut Petroleum Council (Hartford) Five Star Products, Inc. (Fairfield)
Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, Inc. (Hartford)
The Lane Construction Corporation (Meridien)
Delaware Motor Transport Association, Inc. (Dover)
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers American Iron & Steel Institute American Highway Users Alliance American Petroleum Institute Ashland, Inc. Motor Freight Carriers Association National Association of Manufacturers National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Outdoor Advertising Association of America Parsons Brinckerhoff Salt Institute The Road Information Program US Chamber of Commerce Washington Group International, Inc. Women First National Legislative Committee
Control Technologies (Sanford)
Florida Petroleum Council (Tallahassee) Florida Trucking Association, Inc. (Tallahassee)
Jacksonville Construction Company (Jacksonville)
Macasphalt Construction Company (Winter Haven)
North Florida Construction Company (Pensacola)
Pan American Construction Company (Medley)
Rinker Materials Corporation (West Palm Beach)
Sarasota Construction Company (Sarasota)
Tampa Construction Company (Lutz)
Atlanta Construction Company (Smyrna) GA Georgia Petroleum Council (Atlanta) Georgia Motor Trucking Association, Inc. (Atlanta)
Georgians for Better Transportation (Atlanta)
MacDougald Construction Company (Smyrna)
Southern Roadbuilders Construction Company (Augusta)
Hawaii Transportation Association (Honolulu)
Idaho Highway Users Conference (Boise)
American Concrete Pavement Association (Skokie)
American Portland Cement Alliance (Skokie)
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (Chicago)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria)
Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (Springfield)
Illinois Highway Users Association (Springfield)
Illinois Petroleum Council (Springfield) Illinois Transportation Association (River Grove)
Kiewit Construction Company (Elgin) Luhr Bros., Inc. (Columbia)
Mid-West Truckers Association, Inc. (Springfield)
Portland Cement Association (Skokie) Quixote Corporation (Chicago)
Southern Illinois Builders Association (Belleville)
Indiana Petroleum Council (Indianapolis) Modified Concrete Suppliers, LLC (Indianapolis)
Iowa Petroleum Council (Des Moines) Iowa Concrete Pavement Association (Ankeny)
Kansas Petroleum Council (Topeka) Kansas City Construction Company (Stilwell)
Shears Construction Company (Hutchinson)
Associated Industries of Kentucky (Louisville)
Community Transportation Solutions Inc. (Louisville)
Kentucky Highway Users Conference (Frankfort)
Kentucky Petroleum Council (Frankfort) Kentucky Motor Transport Association, Inc. (Frankfort)
Monroe Chamber of Commerce (Monroe)
Maine Motor Transport Association, Inc. (Augusta)
Maine Petroleum Council (Augusta)
Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (Annapolis)
Asphalt Institute (Bethesda)
Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (Annapolis)
Cherry Hill Construction, Inc, (Jessup) International Slurry & Resurfacing Association (Annapolis)
International Tire and Rubber Association (Lanham)
Maryland Highway Users Conference (Lanham)
Maryland Petroleum Council (Annapolis) National Asphalt Pavement Association (Lanham)
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (Silver Spring)
Pisarski Consulting (Bethesda)
Service Station Dealers of America (Lanham)
WMDA Automotive Repair Association (Lanham)
Computer Recognition Systems (Cambridge)
Massachusetts Petroleum Council (Boston)
Michigan Petroleum Council (Lansing) Original Equipment Suppliers Association (Troy)
Traffic Safety Association of Michigan (Lansing)
Minnesota Petroleum Council (St. Paul) Minnesota Transportation Alliance (St. Paul)
Minnesota Trucking Association (St. Paul)
Mississippi Northern Construction Company (Columbus) Mississippi Road Builders Association (Jackson) Mississippi South Construction Company (Jackson)
AAA Missouri (St. Louis)
Central Missouri Construction Company (Columbia)
Herzog Contracting Corporation (St. Joseph's)
Limpus Quarries Construction Company (Harrisonville)
Masters-Jackson Springfield Construction Company (Springfield)
Missouri Highway Users Association (Jefferson City)
Missouri Motor Carriers Association (Jefferson City)
Missouri Oil Council (Jefferson City) North America's Superhighway Coalition (Kansas City)
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (Grain Valley)
Montana Contractors Association. (Helena)
Montana Motor Carriers Association, Inc. (Helena)
Nebraska Coalition of Highway Users (Lincoln)
Nevada Motor Transport Association, Inc. (Sparks)
Clements Consulting (Portsmouth) Delaware Petroleum Council (Dover) New Hampshire Highway and Transportation Users Coalition (Concord) New Hampshire Freight Carriers Association (Hancock)
National Council of Moving Associations (Marlboro)
New Jersey Motor Truck Association (East Brunswick)
New Jersey Petroleum Council (Trenton)
New Mexico Highway Users Conference (Albuquerque)
New Mexico Motor Carriers Association (Albuquerque)
Erie County Commissioner of Public Works (Buffalo)
Glen Falls Leigh Cement Company (Glen Falls)
Herbert F. Darling, Inc. (Williamsville) New York State Concrete Promotion Council (Rochester)
New York State Highway Users Conference (Albany)
New York State Motor Truck Association (Albany)
New York State Petroleum Council (Albany)
Pavilion Drainage Supply Company, Inc. (Pavilion)
SPA Steel Products, Inc. (Saratoga) Volvo Group North America (New York City)
American Concrete Pavement Association-Southeast Chapter (Cary) Asheville Construction Company (Candler)
Barrus Construction Company (Kinston)
Motor Equipment and Manufacturers Association (Research Triangle Park) North Carolina Petroleum Council (Raleigh)
PAPCO/Central Construction Company (Salisbury)
Sandhills Construction Company (Marston)
Thompson-Arthur Construction Company (Greensboro)
Truxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc. (Research Triangle Park)
Associated General Contractors of North Dakota (Bismarck)
North Dakota Petroleum Council (Bismarck)
North Dakota Motor Carriers Association, Inc. (Bismarck)
Baker Concrete Construction (Monroe)
Becdir Construction Company (Youngstown)
Highway Paving, Inc. (Hilliard)
Jet Excavating Company (New Middletown)
Koski Construction Company (Ashtabula)
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (Columbus)
Minnich Manufacturing Co. (Mansfield)
Oglesbury Construction, Inc. (Norwalk)
Ohio Contractors Association (Columbus)
Ohio Petroleum Council (Columbus) Ohio Trucking Association (Columbus)
Richard Goettle, Inc. (Cincinnati) Southwestern Ohio Region Drivers' Alliance (Cincinnati)
Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma Highway Users Federation (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma Trucking Association (Oklahoma City) Rainbow Construction Company (Tulsa) Shawnee Construction Company (Shawnee) Standard Construction Company (Tulsa)
Associated Oregon Industries (Salem) Oregon Highway Users Alliance (Salem) Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc. (Portland)
Anderson Coach & Travel (Greenville) Angelo Iafrate Construction Company (Mechanicsburg)
Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg)
Awk Construction, Inc. (Turtle Creek) Benatec Associates, Inc. (New Cumberland)
Borton-Lawson Engineering, Inc. (Wilkes-Barre)
Brayman Construction Corporation (Saxonburg)
Byerly Insurance Agents & Brokers (Lemoyne)
C. H. & D. Enterprises, Inc. (New Stanton)
Carmen Paliotta Contracting Company (South Park)
Casper Colisimo & Son, Inc. (Pittsburgh)
Cleveland Bros. Equipment Co., Inc. (Harrisburg)
Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)
Continental One (Bradford)
Derry Construction Company, Inc. (Latrobe)
Donegal Construction Corporation (Greensburg)
Douglass Pile Company, Inc. (Bridgeville)
Elderlee, Inv. (York)
Erdman Anthony & Associates, Inc. (Mechanicsburg)
Erie Conference on Community Development (Erie)
Five R. Excavating, Inc. (New Florence)
Francis J. Palo, Inc. (Clarion)
Gannett Fleming, Inc. (Harrisburg) Genie Trucking Line, Inc. (Mt. Holly Springs)
Golden Triangle Construction, Inc. (Imperial)
Greenacres Contracting Company, Inc. (Scottdale)
Groff Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc. (Mechanicsburg)
Howard Concrete Pumping Company, Inc. (Cuddy)
Highway Equipment and Supply Company (Harrisburg)
IA Construction Corporation, Inc, (Concordville)
J. A. Jones/Traylor Bros. (Duquesne) J. C. Lee Construction & Supply Company (Petrolia)
J. Phillips & Sons, Inc. (Pittsburgh) John Deklewa & Sons, Inc. (Bridgeville)
John Gulisek Construction Company (Mt. Pleasant)
Joseph B. Fay Company (Russellton) Joseph Vaccarello, Jr., Inc. (Carnegie)
K.C.I. Technologies, Inc. (Harrisburg) Keen Transport, Inc. (New Kingston) Lindy Paving, Inc. (New Castle)
M. O'Herron Company (Pittsburgh) M.A. Beech Corporation (Carnegie) Mascaro Contracting, L.P. (Pittsburgh)
Mashuda Corporation (Cranberry Township)
Matcon Diamond, Inc. (Pittsburgh) Mayer Brothers Construction Company (Erie)
McCullough Concrete Sawing & Sealing Corp. (New Galilee)
McKinney Drilling Company (Delmont) Michael Baker, Inc., (Harrisburg) Michael Facchiano Contracting, Inc. (Pittsburgh)
Mosites Construction Company (Pittsburgh)
New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Inc. (New Enterprise) Nicholson Construction Company (Cuddy)
Nick Istock, Inc. (Aliquippa)
Noral Corporation (Pittsburgh)
North Suburban Tree Service, Inc (Gibsonia)
Northeast States Chapter - American Concrete Pavement Association (Harrisburg)
Norwin Construction Company (Irwin) Ohio River Salvage Company, LLC (Crescent)
Penn Line Service, Inc. (Scottdale) Pennsylvania AAA Federation (Harrisburg)
Pennsylvania Automotive Association (Harrisburg)
Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement Association (Harrisburg)
Pennsylvania Fire Services Institute (Harrisburg)
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (Camp Hill) Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (Camp Hill)
Pennsylvania State Association of Burroughs (Harrisburg)
Pennsylvania Travel Council (Harrisburg)
Peter J. Caruso & Sons, Inc. (Pittsburgh)
Plum Contracting, Inc. (Pittsburgh) Prestressed Concrete Association of Pennsylvania (Allentown)
R. & L. Development Company (New Alexandria)
R. L. Johnson Construction Corporation (Gibsonia)
Ragnar-Benson, Inc. - Highway Division (Monroeville)
Route 15 Coalition/Appalachian Thruway Association (Harrisburg) Route 119 Improvement (Indiana) Rural Valley Construction Company, Inc. (Rural Valley)
Sanders Saw, Inc. (Honey Brook) Shelly Foundations, Inc. (Avonmore) Stabler Companies, Inc. (Harrisburg) Strongstown B&K Enterprises, Inc. (Strongstown)
Swank Associated Co.'s, Inc. (New Kensington)
The Edmar Abrasive Company (Broomall)
The Monessen Valley Progress Council (Monessen)
The R.B.A. Group (Mechanicsburg) Thomas A. Meekis & Sons, Inc. (Fenelton)
Thornbury, Inc. (West Sunbury) Trumbull Corporation (Pittsburgh) United Rentals Highway Technologies, Inc. (Murrysville)
Rhode Island Trucking Association, Inc. (Pawtucket)
Construction Company (Taylors) South Carolina Highway Users Conference (Columbia)
South Carolina Petroleum Council (Columbia)
South Carolina Trucking Association, Inc. (Columbia)
Virginia Petroleum Council (Richmond)
South Dakota Highway Users Conference (Pierre)
Harrison Construction Company (Alcoa)
Highways, Inc. (Cookeville)
Knoxville Construction Company (Knoxville)
Memphis Construction Company (Memphis)
Nashville Construction Company (Nashville)
Tennessee Highway Users Conference (Nashville)
Tennessee Petroleum Council (Nashville)
Wirtgen America (Antioch)
Buster paving Construction Company (Sulphur Springs)
CITGO Asphalt Refining Company (Austin)
Halliburton Company (Houston)
Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce (Austin) Texas Bitulithic Construction Company (Dallas)
Transformation Systems, Inc. (Houston)
Trotti & Thomson Construction Company (Beaumont)
Utah Highway Users Conference (Salt Lake City)
Utah Manufacturers Association (Salt Lake City)
Associated General Contractors of Vermont, Inc. (Montpelier)
Vermont Bus and Truck Association, Inc. (Barre)
Vermont Highway Users Coalition (Montpelier)
Agricultural Transporters Conference (Alexandria)
American International Automobile Dealers Association (Alexandria) American Moving & Storage Association (Alexandria)
American Traffic Safety Services Association (Fredericksburg) American Trucking Association (Alexandria)
Associated Builders and Contractors (Arlington)
Associated Equipment Distributors (Alexandria)
Associated General Contractors (Alexandria)
Distribution & LTL Carriers Association (Alexandria)
International Council of Shopping Centers (Alexandria)
Lafarge North America, Inc. (Herndon)
National Automobile Dealers Association (McLean)
National Automobile Transporters Association (Alexandria)
Northern Virginia Construction Company (Manassas)
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (Reston)
Southern Virginia Construction Company (Danville)
Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (Alexandria)
Truckload Carrier Association (Alexandria)
Van Ryan Banks, (Reston)
Virginia Petroleum Council (Richmond)
Virginia Special Projects Construction Company (Richmond)
Virginia Trucking Association (Richmond)
Agra Foundations, Inc. (Everett) Washington State Highway Users Conference (Centralia)
Washington Trucking Associations, Inc. (Federal Way)
Contractors Association of West Virginia (Charleston)
West Virginia Highway Users Conference (Charleston)
The James White Construction Company (Weirton)
National Motorists Association (Waunakee)
Petroleum Council (Madison) Wisconsin Highway Users Conference (Madison)
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (Madison)
Wisconsin Petroleum Council (Madison)
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (Madison)
Mountain Cement Company (Casper) Rice-Kilroy Construction Company, Inc. (Dubois)
Rissler & McMurry Co. (Casper) Wyoming Trucking Association, Inc. (Casper)