safety

Preserving the Spectrum Saves Lives

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), like technology, is literally changing how people and goods move in our society. Through minimized human error, enhanced ride-share opportunities, and improved mobility in under served communities, CAVs have the ability to reduce traffic accidents, decrease travel time and congestion, and increase accessibility in underserved communities. CAVs provide the benefit......

Read Story

Innovations in Seismology: Fiber Optics Help Maintain America’s Infrastructure

The  Seismological Society of America hosted a briefing on June 17 on fiber optic analyses, proving that using fiber optic analyses could be instrumental to the maintenance and safety of America’s infrastructure. Panelists included Herb Wang from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and Nate Lindsay from the University of California, Berkley, and they focused on......

Read Story

House Transportation Committee Examines Roadway Safety

Capitol Hill has been buzzing with infrastructure-related talks as of late, which has spurred hearings, discussions, and meetings as a part of a legislative push aimed at developing and passing robust and broad infrastructure legislation. The House Transportation Committee continued the conversation around this legislative push with one of the most important issues to consider......

Read Story

Report Reexamines Connected/ Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and Public Policy

It’s no April Fools’ Joke – technology is literally driving how people and goods move and automated vehicles are gaining more traction in the public policy world. On April 1st, Eno Center for Transportation released a report entitled, “Beyond Speculation 2.0: Automated Vehicles and Public Policy.” This report updates the Center’s 2017 report entitled, “Beyond......

Read Story

Study Shows Public Transit Investment Saves Lives

This week, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Vision Zero Network released newly analyzed data detailing how more frequent public transit use is linked to fewer traffic fatalities. The findings are based on recent Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. Specifically, NHTSA reported there were a total......

Read Story

Department of Transportation Celebrates 50 Years of Safety Innovation

Established by President Lyndon Johnson, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is now celebrating 50 years of making transportation safer for the traveling public. This month marked the 50th anniversary, where USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and six former USDOT Secretaries gathered together in D.C. to share the changes they’ve seen in transportation since the department......

Read Story

America's G.P.A. D+ estimated investment needed by 2020 $3.6 trillion

Infrastructure in the News: A Major Bill Goes to Conference

With the Surface Transportation Reauthorization & Reform Act of 2015 moving to conference committee and elections on Tuesday, news headlines have been buzzing with wishes and concerns for our nation’s infrastructure. The House has officially approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization & Reform Act, a six-year bipartisan bill that will provide flat-level funding. The bill must......

Read Story

Dams in 26 States Are Getting Some TLC

While the average person might think it’s just about farms, the Farm Bill funding for dams was perhaps one of the most unsung wins for infrastructure in 2014.  The 2014 Farm Bill that Congress passed in the summer provided USDA with $262 million to distribute to states for rehabilitating dams. The funding provided rehabilitation assistance......

Read Story

Sign Up for Email Updates

Sign Up For Email Updates

Select your home state, and we'll let you know about upcoming legislation.
  • Are you a current ASCE member?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.