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

Levees  D-

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Water & Environment

Transportation

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Public Facilities

Energy

The nation’s estimated 100,000 miles of levees can be found in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Many of these levees were originally used to protect farmland, and now are increasingly protecting developed communities. The reliability of these levees is unknown in many cases, and the country has yet to establish a National Levee Safety Program. Public safety remains at risk from these aging structures, and the cost to repair or rehabilitate these levees is roughly estimated to be $100 billion by the National Committee on Levee Safety. However, the return on investment is clear – as levees helped in the prevention of more than $141 billion in flood damages in 2011.

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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

As in years past, transportation was again the prevailing theme on ballots in most every state. It was not only a time for states to

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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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