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ASCE Statement on the Senate Passage of H.R. 5021 to Sustain the Highway Trust Fund until December

Washington, D.C. —The following is a statement from Randall (Randy) Over, P.E., President of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the passage of H.R. 5021 in the U.S. Senate: “This evening, the United States Senate assured that road, bridge, and transit projects, along with countless American jobs, will be preserved until at least......

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ASCE Statement on the House Plan to Maintain the Highway Trust Fund for Only 9 More Months

Washington, D.C. —The following is a statement from Patrick Natale, P.E., Executive Director of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the passage of H.R. 5021 in the U.S. House of Representatives: “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives averted an immediate economic disaster by addressing the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. Regrettably,......

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Missourians Asked to Vote “Yes” on Sales and Use Tax Increase

On August 5, Missourians go to the polls to weigh in on the future of the state’s transportation fund. Rather than enacting a temporary fix through an incremental gas tax hike, the Missouri Legislature put the matter in the hands of constituents in the form of Constitutional Amendment 7 which will appear on the August......

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Pennsylvania Earns 7 Poor D Grades in New Report Card

Today, civil engineers from across Pennsylvania released a new Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure giving 16 grades for the state’s infrastructure.  Here’s how Pennsylvania’s infrastructure ranks from worst grades to best: Roads                                   D- Wastewater                       D- Drinking Water                D Transit                                 D Bridges                                D+ Inland Waterways          D+ Stormwater                       D+ Dams                                    C- Levees                                  C- Schools                                C- Energy                                 C......

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New Congressional Proposal Offers Gas Tax Increase Tied to Inflation

We saw some encouraging movement from the Hill today on transportation. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are floating a plan to increase the gas tax twice by increments of six cents, and then index the gas tax to inflation so it’s a sustainable revenue source. Here’s a statement from ASCE President Randall......

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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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