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

  • Highway Trust Fund Insolvency: 30 Days and Counting
    May 1 2015
    By Olivia Wolfertz

    5960779776_8c038912c3_mThere has been much discussion on Capitol Hill and throughout the nation about increasing funding for infrastructure. From highways to transit to ports, our nation depends on infrastructure to thrive. Though federal lawmakers are once...Read More >>

    Majority of Americans Say Yes to Gas Tax Increase to Fund Transportation
    Apr 30 2015
    By Becky Moylan

    In the debate on how to best fix the Highway Trust Fund, often times lawmakers shy away from the most direct funding source: a raise to the federal gas tax. Its last increase was in...Read More >>