Your resource for getting involved locally
Public policymakers at the state level have taken the lead this year in addressing the nation’s infrastructure funding crisis. Faced with chronic budget gaps, uncertainty about federal funding, and years of underinvestment, Governors and state legislators have been working to tackle aging infrastructure and growing transportation demand.
During the 2013 legislative sessions, as many as 18 states have considered raising fuel taxes to fund infrastructure, and five states have passed major transportation funding plans. States have also taken the lead in financing infrastructure through tolling, fees for alternative vehicles, and expanded public-private partnerships.
ASCE’s state government relations program provides many resources for members to engage at the state capitol including a list of suggested activities for Sections and Branches, and the legislative tracking tool that allows you to see pending legislation of interest to the engineering profession in your state.
While frequently focusing on infrastructure, ASCE members are engaged at the state level on ASCE’s priority issues including licensing and Raise the Bar, STEM, qualification based selection of services, and sustainability.