Topic: Public Policy

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ASCE Report Card legislative wins

What has ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card accomplished? Plenty.

Federal election results spell a mixed message for infrastructure funding

The outlook for federal infrastructure funding remains unclear in the wake of a Joe Biden victory and the possibility of a divided Congress.

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.

Engineers’ professional opinions must be grounded in observation and analysis

Perhaps unique among all learned professions is the extent to which an engineer’s services affect a multitude of interest groups.

Passage of Great American Outdoors Act promises greater funding for parks and infrastructure

ASCE has sought an increase in funding for the National Parks Service and other federal land agencies.

Detecting evidence of COVID-19 in wastewater

Evidence of COVID-19 can be detected early in the wastewater stream.

20 minutes into the future?

The Mega City world in ASCE’s Future World Vision initiative seems fantastical, but it’s not.

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...