Topic: Funding

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The ASCE Report Card advocates for infrastructure

ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and state assessments have had a lasting impact on the way politicians and policymakers address the nation’s critical infrastructure needs.

Yearlong extension of surface transportation program prompts funding concerns

Congress and the White House extended funding for the surface transportation program at a flat rate for one year. The move offers certainty — but there are concerns.

Foundation releases comprehensive US flood model, warns of greater risks

Flood models developed by an independent research group show millions more properties in danger of flood than FEMA flood maps suggest.

House passes $10-billion Water Resources Development Act, focus turns to Senate

The Water Resources Development Act would fulfill a longstanding goal of many infrastructure advocates.

ASCE Unveils New COVID-19 Impacts on Infrastructure Status Report

Infrastructure is the foundation of society. It keeps communities connected and enables them to thrive. Our roads, water systems and energy grid are critical structures that protect the public’s health and safety, especially during this coronavirus pandemic. ASCE advocates for proposing practical solutions to maintain and modernize America’s deteriorating infrastructure. Although, the global health crisis has intensified this already challenging task. Now, ASCE is urging Congress...

Connecting the DOTs: Inside the need for immediate state revenue relief

The scenes this spring along highways cutting through Seattle were something out of a “Twilight Zone” episode. Morning commute, midday, 5 p.m. rush hour – it didn’t matter. There were barely any cars on the roads. “Eerie,” is how one King County Department of Transportation engineer described it at the time. The COVID-19 pandemic kept people at home and cars off the road not just in Seattle...

Construction Industry Seeks Solutions to COVID-19 Disruptions

Uncertainty is the dominant theme right now in the construction industry. The COVID-19 pandemic this spring has fundamentally changed the way the business works – from supply chains to project schedules. “Construction’s always interesting. There’s always a problem to solve,” said Joseph Hellenbrand, P.E., M.ASCE, engineer at Capital Project Management Inc., based near Philadelphia. “This is like a next-level problem to solve, dealing with all these different...

Policy Briefing: Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides Billions for Infrastructure

LOOKING TO BOOST the sagging fortunes of three U.S. infrastructure sectors hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress and the Trump administration provided billions in new federal funding for transit, passenger rail, and airports as part of legislation finalized in late March to offer economic relief in the wake of the pandemic. Signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, the $2-trillion...

ASCE Fellow’s Generosity Paves Path for Future Civil Engineers

ASCE has been there to help Robert P. Wadell, P.E., F.ASCE. So it only seemed natural to him that he return the favor. And then some. Wadell recently made an extraordinary gift to the ASCE Foundation, placing him among the Foundation’s 1852 Society – a prestigious group of 16 of the most generous donors in ASCE’s storied history. “Every ASCE member can be proud when one of...

5 Ways Underfunding Infrastructure Affects You

Time and money are two of the most valuable things in your life. A lack of investment in our nation’s infrastructure is costing you both. ASCE’s recently released 2017 Infrastructure Report Card graded the nation’s infrastructure with a cumulative D-plus, the same grade issued in the 2013 Report Card. The poor grades are largely attributed to a lack of infrastructure investment. The Report Card suggests that to...