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ASCE President: House Select Committee’s Climate Crisis Action Plan Includes ASCE Recommendations

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in response to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ Solving the Climate Crisis action plan: “Resiliency and adapting to a changing climate go hand in hand, and we must now be anticipating how dramatic changes......

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ASCE Recommendations Adopted in House Climate Crisis Action Plan

This week, the Democrats on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released their “Climate Crisis Action Plan,” which includes many of the recommendations that ASCE made in our letter to the Committee late last year. Our letter stated, in part: “Civil engineers work to harden existing and build new infrastructure to better withstand......

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Aviation Infrastructure Investment Included in Moving Forward Act

Under much anticipation, the House Democrats’ infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act, increased the authorization of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) from $3.35 billion to $4 billion annually to make much needed improvement in our nation’s airport infrastructure. ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card gave our nation’s aviation system a “D,” and identified a 10-year funding......

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Democrats’ Infrastructure Bill Includes Investment in Energy and Parks

House Democrats’ infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act, includes $70 billion for upgrading the nation’s energy infrastructure, promotes renewable energy, and invests in local parks and green stormwater management infrastructure. ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card gave our nation’s energy and public parks categories each a grade of “D+,” and it found the 10-year investment gap......

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Rhode Island’s Infrastructure Gets a ‘C-’ in its State’s First Infrastructure Report Card

The Rhode Island Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the inaugural 2020 Report Card for Rhode Island’s Infrastructure this morning in a virtual news conference, Speakers included Chad Morrison, P.E., 2020 ASCE Rhode Island President-Elect; Nazifa Sarawat, E.I.T., Chair, 2020 Report Card for Rhode Island’s Infrastructure; Mayor James Diossa of Central......

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New Report from American Society of Civil Engineers Shows Dire Impacts of COVID-19 on Nation’s Infrastructure Sectors

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) today released COVID-19’s Impacts on America’s Infrastructure, a status report on the COVID-19 pandemic’s detrimental effects on the nation’s critical, yet aging and underinvested airports, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, inland waterways, parks, ports, roads, schools, transit and wastewater infrastructure. The report provides a snapshot of these sectors,......

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Public School Investment Included in Moving Forward Act

House Democrats’ infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act, includes the text of the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act which would authorize $130 billion over five years to fund infrastructure improvements for the Nation’s public schools. The Act would prioritize high-poverty schools with targeted funding for inadequate facilities that endanger the health and safety of......

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Water, Ports, and Resilience Investment Included in Moving Forward Act

House Democrats’ infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act, contains $40 billion for wastewater infrastructure and $25 billion for drinking water infrastructure. ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card gave our nation’s wastewater a grade of “D+,” and our nation’s drinking water a grade of “D,” and by 2025, the disparity between needed and anticipated funding for drinking......

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Financing Tools and Highway Trust Fund Included in Moving Forward Act

After last week’s marathon markup of the INVEST in America Act, House Democrats on Monday unveiled the Moving Forward Act. This legislation takes a comprehensive approach to infrastructure investment and mirrors the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card to include surface transportation, aviation, water, schools, rail, energy, and public park infrastructure investment. In addition to providing policy......

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Civil Engineers Urge Bipartisanship in Infrastructure Legislation, Respond to House T&I Committee’s INVEST in America Act Passage

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in response to the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee’s passage of 2020 surface transportation reauthorization, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act: “We are encouraged......

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