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  • Initiatives

    Sustainable Infrastructure, ASCE Grand Challenge, and Raise the Bar

    Propose practical solutions to maintain & modernize our nation’s deteriorating infrastructure

    Embrace and encourage civil engineers’ role as contributors to a sustainable world     

    Increase education requirements for engineering licensure to better protect the public in the future

  • Highway Trust Fund

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    While the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act provided five years of certain funding for roads, bridges, and transit, it didn't address the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. Tell Congress you want to see a long-term solution to fund our nation's transportation needs. Take action with ASCE at www.fixthetrustfund.org

    Report Card

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    America's Infrastructure Report Card is out! Find out the grades and how you can help

  • How the White House Budget Would Affect Infrastructure and Engineering
    Mar 23 2017
    By Laura Hale

    The White House released its budget blueprint for FY 2018 last week, signaling its priorities to Congress as it ramps up the annual appropriations process. The White House’s budget would increase defense spending by $54 billion and offset that increase with broad cuts elsewhere in discretionary spending. It will be up to House and Senate...

    Rep. DeFazio Introduces Legislation to Invest $500 Billion in Roads, Bridges & Transit
    Mar 22 2017
    By Laura Hale

    Today Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4), the top Democrat on the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to raise approximately $500 billion to repair America’s deteriorating roads, bridges, and transit systems. The bill, H.R. 1664 – Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act, finances the additional investment by authorizing the Treasury Department to issue...