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 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

  • Summer days driftin’ away, infrastructure needs remain
    Aug 28 2015
    By Olivia Wolfertz

    bridgesThis weekend’s 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is an enduring reminder of the importance of infrastructure, and the need for increased investment to properly maintain it. As the anniversary neared, many media outlets recounted the damages of Katrina in light of the need for a sound flood protection plan in many coastal cities. ASCE’s Managing...

    States DIY to Fix Infrastructure
    Aug 21 2015
    By Olivia Wolfertz

    Photo Credit: Chris UKIn these last weeks of August, while Congress is on recess, there has been a great deal of dialogue and action among states regarding their need to fund their local transportation needs. This week, AP released an article expressing states’ reactions to the lack of federal funding for state transportation projects. Several states are taking...