Save America's Infrastructure

 
 
 
 
 
Photo Credit: Nicolas Raymond
April 17, 2015

Congress returned to Washington this week after a two week recess, facing a new level of urgency to Fix the Highway Trust Fund before last summer’s extension ends on May 31. A few members of…Read More >>

April 15, 2015

We are in the midst of this year’s Water Week, which includes a marathon four-day affair in Washington, DC that brings water wonks from across the country together to discuss trending water issues with lawmakers…Read More >>

April 14, 2015

Whether it’s been increased, decreased, or frozen the 2015 legislative session has seen a high level of activity from states attempting to modify their gas tax to keep up with their infrastructure needs.  We’re keeping…Read More >>

April 13, 2015

Seven state legislatures used this year’s session to address infrastructure investment.  These states used a variety of available revenue sources to raise money for their aging roads and bridges.  No matter what sort of package…Read More >>

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York
April 10, 2015

Water main breaks, potholes and power outages are all results of underinvestment in infrastructure. Infrastructure is interconnected and greatly impacts our daily lives and national economy. The highway and transit policy and expires 51 days…Read More >>

12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills is pothole-laden for miles.
April 8, 2015

In Michigan, a common saying is “there are two seasons: winter and road construction.” Rough winters and underinvestment for the past 50 years have led the Great Lakes state to have some of the worst…Read More >>

Truthout.org
April 3, 2015

With the Grow America Act gaining national attention and an increasing number of states raising their gas tax, our nation’s infrastructure funding needs are being addressed more intentionally. However, with the federal surface transportation bill…Read More >>

April 2, 2015

To successfully save America’s infrastructure, the U.S. needs strong leaders dedicated to investing in our roads, bridges, water pipes, levees and other infrastructure. Two such lawmakers who exhibit bold leadership and resolve to improve our…Read More >>

April 1, 2015

During a recent interview with Politico’s Mike Allen, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx noted that the nation’s transportation system is “in a huge ditch.” Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) unveiled its idea…Read More >>

Congressman Earl Blumenauer with ASCE President Bob Stevens, PhD,PE (Photo Credit: David Hathcox)
March 30, 2015

“Let’s win this for our country,” proclaimed ASCE President Robert D. Stevens, PhD, PE to a room of nearly 200 ASCE members who descended on the nation’s capital to encourage members of Congress to fix…Read More >>