Topic: Public Policy

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Now is (finally) the time to future-proof our infrastructure

Constantine Samaras and Mikhail Chester write of the unique opportunity afforded by the upcoming infrastructure bill in Congress, presenting it as a chance to finally address the country’s need for climate-resilient infrastructure.

House Democrats propose sweeping climate change bill

A March 2 House bill sets ambitious national targets for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, boosts funding for drinking water infrastructure, and strengthens dam safety requirements.

Navajo Nation looks to future water-related economic development

The Navajo Nation’s plan to improve its residents’ access to water could also help with economic development. (Part two of a two-part series)

Navajo Nation improves residents’ access to clean drinking water

A new network of transitional water access points makes clean drinking water more accessible across the Navajo Nation. (Part one of a two-part series)

American Rescue Plan Act provides billions for transit, rail, airports, and water

Signed into law on March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act focuses on relieving the economic harm associated with the coronavirus pandemic, but it also includes significant funding for infrastructure.

NIBS survey to help shape the future of social equity and the built environment

ASCE member input, through a new survey, can play a critical role in informing future efforts to improve social equity in the built environment.

Help ASCE raise the grades for America’s infrastructure

Every four years, ASCE releases the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which evaluates the condition and need for improvement of the nation’s infrastructure. The 2021 Report Card gave the U.S. a C- grade overall.

ASCE Legislative Fly-In strikes while Report Card iron hot

The timing couldn't have been better for the 2021 ASCE Legislative Fly-In.

Buttigieg, engineering leaders rally ASCE members to ‘summon the energy’ for infrastructure solutions

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivered a rousing message of grassroots collaboration to close the ASCE Solutions Summit.

2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure grades reveal widening investment gap

The grades are in for ASCE's 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure.