Issues & Advocacy

  • Our Initiatives

    ASCE has three strategic initiatives that guide our work. 

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

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

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

  • Highway Trust Fund

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    By May of 2015 America's transportation programs will be out of money. Tell Congress you want to see a long-term solution to fund our nation's transportation needs. Take action with ASCE at

    Report Card

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

  • #FixTheTrustFund This Week: Time to Talk to Congress While They’re Home
    Jun 29 2015
    By Grace Kim

    The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) was set up in 1956 to fund the build and maintain a transportation network nationwide. Today, it is the national bank account for roads, bridges and transit that reimburses states for eligible projects. Inaction by Congress has put the Highway Trust Fund in jeopardy, and with a month left before...

    Momentum to DRIVE up infrastructure funding
    Jun 26 2015
    By Olivia Wolfertz

    U.S. Senate DRIVE ActWith a new surface transportation re-authorization bill on the table, the process to pass a long-term bill before Congress’ July 31 deadline is materializing. This week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a six-year, $278 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill called the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act....