Save America's Infrastructure

 
 
 
 
 
Congressman Earl Blumenauer with ASCE President Bob Stevens, PhD,PE
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 >>

2013 Report Card Logo
March 27, 2015

Two years ago this month, we released our 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. Our nation’s D+ infrastructure grade is critical to share as we advocate for infrastructure investment, especially given the Highway Trust Fund…Read More >>

March 24, 2015

A growing number of states are taking action during their legislative sessions to increase investment in transportation. This trend is in vogue for several reasons. First, many states that have taken action have done so…Read More >>

Photo Credit: Chris UK
March 20, 2015

With spring approaching and our nation’s roads baring the battle scars of another rough winter, the dialogue surrounding the Highway trust Fund and need for a sustainable transportation solution is accelerating at the federal level…Read More >>

March 19, 2015

  This week the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate majorities unveiled their fiscal year 2016 (FY16) budgets. Traditionally, passing a budget in Congress is a particularly partisan endeavor with most all members…Read More >>

March 19, 2015

Infrastructure investment was a key topic on the agenda at the The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) annual Federal-State Relations meeting this week in Washington, DC.  ASCE’s Executive Director Tom Smith participated in a panel…Read More >>

US Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District's Photo stream
March 13, 2015

Amidst the visible need for highway, bridge and pothole repairs, we often forget the growing needs of our nation’s water infrastructure. According to ASCE’s Report Card, there are 240,000 water main breaks per year and…Read More >>

An elevated path through the park in New York City, designed for resilience. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org
March 11, 2015

Infrastructure projects that incorporate elements of resilience—the ability of a project or program to respond adaptively to threats such as storm surge or extreme weather and bounce back from disasters—are attracting new attention and challenging…Read More >>

March 9, 2015

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its latest projections on the fiscal health of the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF).  The HTF is the main source of federal money for road, bridge and…Read More >>

Photo Credit: CTA Web
March 6, 2015

When our nation’s infrastructure woes become the source of comedic entertainment on a major cable channel—it underscores that the problem must be addressed.  Fortunately, action on Capitol Hill pressing for funding legislation and transportation reform…Read More >>