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Congress Returns: ASCE’s Lame-Duck To-Do List

November 16, 2018

When Congress returns on Tuesday, November 21, they face a post-election “lame-duck” session, facing a funding deadline to prevent a partial government shutdown and other lingering issues. Additionally, both parties are conducting leadership elections this week, parts of which will linger into weeks ahead. Party leadership, new Committee Chairs, and Ranking Members will all need...

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Pennsylvania Infrastructure Earns a “C-”

November 14, 2018

The 2018 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure was released today at four events around the state. Pennsylvania earned a cumulative GPA of a “C-,” which was the same grade the state earned four years ago. The report included an evaluation of the state’s aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, freight rail, hazardous waste, inland waterways,...

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Infrastructure Proves to be Priority on Election Night

November 07, 2018

Infrastructure investment was again a prevailing theme on ballots in many states this past election season. The midterm election poised an opportunity for states to create new revenue streams as well as secure existing ones. Let’s recap what happened with infrastructure initiatives on state ballots: California rejected a repeal of the 10-cent gas tax increase...

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Infrastructure a Central Issue in the 2018 Election

November 05, 2018

The top issues in the 2018 election look a little different from previous elections. Conversations and plans around infrastructure have crept up in campaign debates all over the country, when this topic normally would not hit the desk of the newly elected official, or incumbent, until after Election Day. The Brookings Institution released a report...

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Vote for Infrastructure on November 6th!

November 02, 2018

Vote on November 6th It’s officially November, meaning election day is just around the corner. With November 6th days away, take the weekend to map out your voting plan of action. First, find out if you’re already registered to vote then identify your polling precinct and determine how and when you’ll vote. If you aren’t...

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Connecticut Earns a “C-” in Infrastructure Report Card

October 31, 2018

On Tuesday, October 30, the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers released the 2018 Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure, grading five of the state’s infrastructure categories: bridges, drinking water, rail, roads, and wastewater. The Report Card gave the state’s infrastructure systems an overall grade of a “C-.” The Report Card was authored by the Connecticut Infrastructure...

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WRDA 2018 Signed Into Law

October 25, 2018

This week, President Trump signed S. 3021 (Public Law No: 115-270), the America’s Water Infrastructure Now Act of 2018, or the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, into law. The Senate passed this bill by a vote of 99-1, while the House passed it by voice vote. Read ASCE’s official statement on the House’s September passage of WRDA,...

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TRIP releases new report on rough urban roads: motorists pay $130 billion annually in vehicle operating costs

October 25, 2018

The national transportation research group TRIP released a new report on October 17, 2018 identifying the urban areas with the roughest roads and highest costs for drivers across the country. “Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to make our Roads Smoother” found that one third of the nation’s major urban roads are in...

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HNTB and CBO Report Infrastructure Spending Is High Priority

October 19, 2018

This week, both HNTB and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released reports on the need for infrastructure spending.   HNTB The findings from HNTB’s commissioned poll, America Thinks: Funding Congestion Solutions – 2018, were revealed earlier this week. America’s infrastructure received an overall D+ grade in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card and HNTB’s poll reveals...

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ASCE Celebrates the Passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018

October 11, 2018

Yesterday, the Senate passed S. 3021, the America’s Water Infrastructure Now Act of 2018, or the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 by a vote of 99-1. Earlier this year, ASCE President Kristina Swallow testified before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee about the importance of long-term, strategic investment in America’s water resources...

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