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Connecticut Earns a “C-” in Infrastructure Report Card

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

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

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

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

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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Imagine A Day Without Water 2018

Imagine A Day Without Water 2018 This morning most of us woke up, showered, brushed our teeth, and drank a cup of coffee. Throughout the day we all drank a few glasses of water and some of us might do a load of laundry before cooking dinner tonight. All of these tasks are things most......

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Minnesota Earns a “C” in First Infrastructure Report Card

  On Tuesday, October 9, civil engineers gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for the release of the first-ever Report Card for Minnesota’s Infrastructure. The Report Card gave the state’s infrastructure an overall GPA of “C” and evaluated and graded nine individual infrastructure categories: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, ports, roads, transit, and wastewater.......

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Vote for Infrastructure on November 6th!

Infrastructure investment is a popular topic this election season, making its way onto the ballot in several states around the country including California, Connecticut, and Missouri. ASCE is a champion of infrastructure investment and this election season, the Society encourages you to take action on infrastructure-related ballot measures in your state. Join ASCE in improving......

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ASCE Supports Reauthorization and Full Funding of the Land & Water Conservation Fund

An earlier blog post this week featured ASCE’s support for legislation to invest in our nation’s public parks by addressing our National Park Service’s deferred maintenance backlog. The Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a critically important program that helps fund public parks infrastructure. Unfortunately, its authorization expired on September 30, and congressional action is......

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Moves Forward

Finally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will now have long -term stability. Congress has approved a five-year, $96.7 billion FAA reauthorization bill (HR 302), with the House approving the legislation in September by a vote of 398-23 and the Senate passing the measure by a vote of 93-6. This legislation represents the longest reauthorization of......

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