Topic: Public Policy

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Mass transit, aviation, water and wastewater receive early attention in Congress

As President Joe Biden’s cabinet begins to take shape, Congress takes steps to address early infrastructure priorities of the new administration.

Trailblazing New Face strives to rebuild Puerto Rico’s infrastructure

Growing up, Hector Colón De La Cruz recognized Puerto Rico’s expanding infrastructure concerns. This led him to spearhead the first Puerto Rico Infrastructure Report Card. His goal – to rebuild and improve the communities.

New Face honoree seeks systems solutions to world water crises

New Face of Civil Engineering Kimberly Pugel has taken her fear of climate change and turned it into positive action.

Driving the infrastructure investment conversation toward solutions

With the ASCE 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure nearing its March 3 release, Darren Olson places his ongoing advocacy efforts in context.

Failing infrastructure costing families $3,300 a year, new ASCE report says

"Failure to Act: Economic Impacts of Status Quo Investment Across Infrastructure Systems" drives home the need, down to the family level.

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.