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ASCE Releases Preliminary Data on Investment Trends in Transit, Roads, and Bridges

With the impending expiration of the FAST Act on September 30, the American Society of Civil Engineers released new data on transit systems, roads, and bridges, showing that the current transportation system investment trends are unsustainable, producing dire consequences for the American people and the economy. The cumulative investment gap between what we are currently......

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New Study: U.S. Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure Investment to Drive Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

America’s mayors are at the forefront of infrastructure initiatives – from public works projects to filling potholes, repairing roads, solid waste management, and more. Mayors from small to large cities, from the South to the West, from Midwest to Northeast, argue that investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top immediate......

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Joe Biden Proposes $2 Trillion Clean Energy and Infrastructure Plan

Democratic presumptive nominee, Joe Biden unveiled the second pillar of his Build Back Better economic recovery plan with a  $2 trillion clean energy and infrastructure plan, focused on speeding up the transition to cleaner energy for transportation and buildings in addition to prioritizing environmental justice. On Tuesday, July 14, near his home in Wilmington, Delaware,......

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Civil Engineers Commend House T&I Committee for Bipartisan Advancement of 2020 Water Resources and Development Act

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on H.R. 7575 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, passed out of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today: “Our nation’s water resources systems – levees, dams, inland waterways, and ports—are critical for keeping the......

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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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Civil Engineers Respond to House $494 Billion Surface Bill, Urging Bipartisanship and Quick Action Before September 30

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 2020 surface transportation infrastructure bill, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act: “The INVEST in America......

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Civil Engineers Respond to House HEROES Act Passage and Urge Congress to Provide More Relief for State DOTs

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., PE, President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act: “We are pleased that the recently passed House COVID-19 relief bill, the HEROES Act, recognizes that the nation’s  transportation and water infrastructure sectors have been seriously......

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Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Support More Investment in Water Infrastructure

If there is anything that can bridge the partisan gap between Americans, it’s reliable, safe, and high-quality infrastructure. In fact, 80% of Americans support rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure more than almost any other top issue facing the current Administration, according to the Value of Water’s 2020 National Survey on Public Opinion on Water Infrastructure, hot......

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New Bridge Data Support Subpar 2017 Grade

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has released its annual Bridge Report based on  the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) 2019 National Bridge Inventory. ARTBA’s Bridge Report confirms the “C+” grade given in ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Both reports illustrate that while the overall number of bridges deemed structurally deficient is decreasing,......

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