2017 Infrastructure Report Card

Oregon’s Infrastructure Earns a Mediocre Grade of “C-”

Oregon’s infrastructure sits in mediocre condition, earning an overall grade of a “C-” in the most recent Report Card for Oregon’s Infrastructure, which was released by the American Society of Civil Engineers on Wednesday. The Report Card graded 10 categories of infrastructure including energy, drinking water, roads, bridges and more. The Report Card offered analysis......

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U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Hears Infrastructure Investment Priorities

There’s more blooming this spring than just flowers; so are discussions in the House and Senate on infrastructure investment. This week, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a Members’ Day Hearing  as an opportunity for all Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to discuss their infrastructure investment priorities before the Committee. Lawmakers......

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Civil Engineers Encouraged by White House Meeting on Infrastructure; Now It’s Time for Congress to Act

Washington – The following is a statement by Robin A. Kemper, PE, President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in response to the meeting on infrastructure between President Trump, House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Schumer: “The American Society of Civil Engineers was thrilled to see President Trump, House Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Democratic Leader......

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ASCE Testifies on Resilient Infrastructure

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a stakeholder’s perspective hearing on building more resilient infrastructure.   This Subcommittee determines how federal dollars are allocated for each of these issue areas. ASCE Board of Direction Member, Carol Haddock, P.E., testified alongside Laura Lightbody, Project Director for......

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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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WRDA Passes in the House

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, S. 3021. The passage of this bill authorizes key programs and projects that are critical to improving our nation’s water-related infrastructure categories. The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card graded each of these categories; ports received a grade of “C+,” while dams, levees,......

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Eno Paper Finds Tools for Improving Public Transit

Public transit has underfunded for decades and system delays, especially on legacy systems, are increasing. ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card gave public transit a “D-”, the lowest grade given to a U.S. infrastructure category, largely due to the ever growing $90 billion in rehabilitation costs. Eno recently released a paper titled “Tools for a Smoother......

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A Look Back: One Year With the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card

The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card celebrates its one-year anniversary today. Referenced by champions of infrastructure investment across the nation, the Report Card reminds us that with long-term investment, smart leadership, and preparation for the future, our nation’s D+ infrastructure problems are solvable. Since its release at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. last March, the 2017......

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