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ASCE commends passage of Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Washington, D.C. — The following is a statement from Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), regarding the final passage today of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives: “Today’s congressional passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development......

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What Happens To States When the Highway Trust Fund Runs Dry? Florida Weighs In

Depletion of the Federal Highway Trust Fund- What Could it Mean for Florida? An Exclusive Interview with FDOT State Secretary Prasad by Steve Lubinski, PE, CWI, LEED-AP Miami-Dade ASCE conducted an exclusive interview on May 6, 2014 with Florida’s Secretary of Transportation and head of FDOT, Ananth Prasad.  The Federal Highway Trust Fund (funded by......

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This Week in Infrastructure: Infrastructure Week Delivers on its Name

Infrastructure Week lived up to its name! In addition to the events marking the occasion and furthering the conversation on emerging solutions, innovative approaches and best practices, President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of Transportation Foxx and Congress all spoke over the past few days on the need for investment. On Wednesday, President Obama took......

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ASCE Applauds U.S. Senate Conference Report on Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Washington, D.C. — The following is a statement from Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) regarding the conference report on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act by the U.S. Senate: “Today’s release of the conference report on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)......

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Infrastructure Week: Share with Your Elected Officials

It’s Infrastructure Week!  And also officially National Transportation Week, as designated by Presidential proclamation.  So what are you doing to celebrate?  Planning your next visit with your elected officials would be a good start. ASCE has lots of resources for members and infrastructure advocates to use when planning a visit to discuss infrastructure issues with......

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ASCE Statement on the Senate EPW Committee’s Proposed Transportation Bill

Washington, D.C. —The following is a statement from Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., President of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the bipartisan Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s newly proposed MAP-21 Reauthorization  legislation: “The proposed MAP-21 reauthorization legislation from Chairman Boxer and Senator Vitter is yet another positive step to improve our......

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This Week in Infrastructure: Finding Funding for the Highway Trust Fund

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing this week on “new routes for funding and financing highways and transit.” This effort included warnings from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that $13 to $18 billion will be needed each year to maintain the current funding levels the Highway Trust Fund provides. Sen. Boxer (D-CA) responded with......

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This Week in Infrastructure: White House offers bill to GROW AMERICA

Congress is back in session, but it was not a member of the legislative branch who introduced legislation to fund transportation projects. Instead, the U.S. DOT and President Obama followed up on a promise from earlier this year to propose a $302 billion transportation budget, titled GROW AMERICA (which stands for Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and......

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This Week in Infrastructure: Reasons to Keep Advocating for Investment

The Opinion Pages of The New York Times presented a series of reasons “We Should Be in a Rage” and among them were—you guessed it—because of the state of our nation’s infrastructure. These grievances, along with suggestions and productive dialogue to change it, appeared in print across the country this week. In Mississippi, one writer......

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