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America's GPA: D+
Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:
$3.6 Trillion

Energy  D+

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America relies on an aging electrical grid and pipeline distribution systems, some of which originated in the 1880s. Investment in power transmission has increased since 2005, but ongoing permitting issues, weather events, and limited maintenance have contributed to an increasing number of failures and power interruptions. While demand for electricity has remained level, the availability of energy in the form of electricity, natural gas, and oil will become a greater challenge after 2020 as the population increases. Although about 17,000 miles of additional high-voltage transmission lines and significant oil and gas pipelines are planned over the next five years, permitting and siting issues threaten their completion.  

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President-Elect’s Infrastructure Plan Gets Media Attention

For 18 months leading up to the presidential election, infrastructure notably was the policy issue that both candidates agreed on. The issue is one that

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Infrastructure in the News: Over the River and Through the Skies, to Grandmother’s House We Go

Does it seem like holiday travel becomes more overwhelming each year? You’re not imagining it. According to  AAA, nearly 49 million Americans will travel 50

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Infrastructure Gets a Win on Election Night

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Head to the Polls and Elect to Fund Infrastructure

This election season ASCE has been monitoring state and local ballot measures across at least five states.  The issues covered include everything from general infrastructure

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