Topic: Public Policy

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Congress Poised to Tackle Infrastructure Legislation

Americans seem to understand that our nation has an infrastructure problem, and ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card and related advocacy efforts are paying off. Not only does there seem to be a greater understanding about the concerning state of our country’s aging infrastructure, but public opinion polling shows that a significant number of Americans – 87 percent in one recent poll – agree the federal...

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...

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...