Latest US Infrastructure News

Keep up with the latest in US infrastructure news from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Filter by:Clear

Traffic Congestion is Hazardous to Your Health

The Transportation Construction Coalition, of which ASCE is a member, recently released a study by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis on the public health cost of traffic congestion. The study, “The Public Health Costs of Traffic Congestion: A Health Risk Assessment”, found that emissions resulting from traffic congestion in the largest 83 metropolitan areas......

Read Story

Key Senators Unveil Surface Transportation Principles

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is inching closer to releasing a surface transportation authorization bill, which it hopes to mark up by the Fourth of July. This week the big four of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), James Inhofe (R-OK), Max Baucus (D-MT), and David Vitter (R-LA) released......

Read Story

Obama cites ASCE Report Card, calls for Infrastructure Improvement

The state of the nation’s infrastructure took center stage tonight during the President’s State of the Union address. Among the proposals President Obama put forward for creating jobs and growing the economy is improving the nation’s infrastructure. President Obama wants to “win the future” and we can’t do it with a failing infrastructure. Citing the......

Read Story

Amendment to Block Trust Fund Diversions Fails

After a mighty effort by members of ASCE and other transportation and infrastructure organizations, Republicans this week voted to remove guarantees that gas tax revenue be used solely to fund surface transportation projects and that yearly appropriations do not have to be at their authorized levels. While this is is certainly a blow to transportation advocates, it is still......

Read Story

Keep the TRUST in the Trust Fund – UPDATE

As we reported last week on this blog, incoming Republican House leadership is proposing a new rule for the 112th Congress that would strip out guarantees that federal gas taxes be used solely for authorized transportation purposes. ASCE and our coalition partners have been working to oppose this rule, and while it is still on......

Read Story