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.
- Vote “Yes” to Invest in a Louisiana Infrastructure Bank
Amend the Louisiana State Constitution on November 4 to allow the legislature to designate public funds for eligible transportation projects. This is a critical step towards establishing the Louisiana Infrastructure Bank as it creates a...Read More >>
- Vote “For” Question 1!: Protect Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund
Wisconsin voters aren’t the only ones who will be asked to decide how the state can spend its transportation dollars. On November 4, Maryland voters will also head to the polls to address this very...Read More >>
- ASCE Participates in White House Event on Building Green Infrastructure
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited ASCE to participate and join a new working group called the Green Infrastructure Collaborative. The Collaborative is a broad network...Read More >>
- Protect Wisconsin’s Transportation Trust Fund – Vote “Yes” on Question 1!
On November 4, Wisconsin voters will be asked to decide how the state can spend its transportation dollars. Question 1 will appear on the ballot statewide and if passed, will ensure that revenue allocated to...Read More >>
- Infrastructure in Arkansas Earns D+
This Thursday, the Arkansas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released their inaugural Infrastructure Report Card for the state grading the states’ infrastructure. Arkansas’ infrastructure received a cumulative GPA of “D+” in the...Read More >>
- Vermont Infrastructure Shows Improvement in New Report Card
The latest Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure showed a slight improvement in their overall GPA to a “C.” The 2014 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure is an update from 2011, when the state received a...Read More >>
- California Proposition 1 Invests in Water Infrastructure
Proposition 1 is a statewide ballot measure that will provide a dedicated source of funding to California’s water supply infrastructure. This includes much needed public water system improvements, surface and groundwater storage, drinking water protection,...Read More >>
- Arkansas and Vermont to Release Infrastructure Report Cards
The Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will release the 2014 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure on Thursday, October 16th in Montpelier. The report will review the impact of Tropical Storm...Read More >>
- Say “No” to Aging Infrastructure Massachusetts: Vote “No” on Question 1!
A statewide ballot question that would eliminate gas tax indexing will appear on the November ballot. The passage of Question 1 would be a step backward for the state, causing roads and bridges to fall...Read More >>