Save America's Infrastructure

 
 
 
 
 
Photo credit: Beverley Goodwin; Yew Tree Farm, Burscough
April 24, 2015

As the clock ticks, post-winter pothole damage accumulates and families and businesses are increasingly affected by the outdated infrastructure conditions, lawmakers and members of Congress are raising their voices to find sustainable funding solutions. With…Read More >>

April 21, 2015

Exposing students to a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum is an essential part of making sure we are prepared for our future infrastructure needs, as it ensures that the next generation has civil…Read More >>

April 20, 2015

What you probably don’t know about Vermont’s dams is that no one knows exactly what the condition of these structures is. Just as much as poor condition, it’s the lack of information that poses a…Read More >>

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 >>

Photo credit: 
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 >>

April 6, 2015

As part of the Library of Congress’ Bound for Glory: America in Color exhibition of newly digitized color images taken of 1940s America, several show the infrastructure that people made their livings working on and…Read More >>