Topic: Funding

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ASCE Members Bring Report Card Message to Capitol Hill

The new ASCE Infrastructure Report Card got the conversation started last week. This week, ASCE members from around the country took that talk straight to Capitol Hill in Washington as participants in the Society’s annual Legislative Fly-In. “The timing of the Report Card being at the forefront of everybody’s minds definitely helps get a foot in the door, makes the conversation a little bit easier,” said...

ASCE’s New Infrastructure Report Card: Another D+, But Solutions Available

ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, released Thursday, offers the nation both bad news and good news. The bad is the average grade, D-plus, has not changed since the last Report Card four years ago, reflecting a continued dire need of overhaul. The good news is the Report Card says such an overhaul is still attainable, and offers suggested solutions that can make that overhaul happen. “There are reasons...

Paving the Way to a New Surface Transportation Bill: Insights from Senate Committee Chair Inhofe

“That old document that no one reads anymore or pays any attention to, it’s the Constitution,” said Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “It says what we are supposed to be doing here … defending America and the roads, highways, and bridges.” Hear Sen. Inhofe share why short-term extensions don’t work and why we need continued...