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What does a Biden-Harris Administration Mean for Infrastructure?

The weeklong 2020 election marathon ended Saturday, November 7 when former Vice President Joe Biden was elected as the projected 46th president of the United States, with Senator Kamala Harris to serve as the next Vice President. This historic election took place at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, with COVID-19 cases soaring across......

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Infrastructure Wins on the Ballot

While states still count votes to determine the Presidency and control of the Senate, what has become clear is that infrastructure investment remains a priority for voters. After some uncertainty over whether the COVID-19 pandemic would affect plans for infrastructure investment ballot measures, many states and localities did stick with their plans to bring many of these......

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Election 2020 and Beyond

With the election next week, Congress is starting to look to the lame duck session and the agenda for the 117th Congress. No matter the results of the election, Congress has several items that need to be addressed this year, including passing a Water Resources Development Act and finalizing the next COVID-19 recovery package, which......

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In Oregon and Beyond, Vote for Water in November

*This post is written by Greg DiLoreto, P.E.,  P.L.S., ASCE Past President regarding the 6th Annual Imagine a Day Without Water and Oregon ballot measure 3-562 on wastewater infrastructure Our country has faced an enormous public health crisis from COVID-19. Throughout this emergency, water and wastewater systems kept the water flowing in homes, hospitals, and......

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ASCE Releases Preliminary Data on Investment Trends in Transit, Roads, and Bridges

With the impending expiration of the FAST Act on September 30, the American Society of Civil Engineers released new data on transit systems, roads, and bridges, showing that the current transportation system investment trends are unsustainable, producing dire consequences for the American people and the economy. The cumulative investment gap between what we are currently......

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United for Infrastructure to #RebuildBetter

United for Infrastructure 2020, formerly known as ‘Infrastructure Week,’ looked a little different this year. Aside from a whole brand new name, branding, and hashtag (#RebuildBetter), this national week of advocacy went all virtual – for the first time ever – due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But that didn’t stop our members, staff, partners,......

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New Study: U.S. Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure Investment to Drive Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

America’s mayors are at the forefront of infrastructure initiatives – from public works projects to filling potholes, repairing roads, solid waste management, and more. Mayors from small to large cities, from the South to the West, from Midwest to Northeast, argue that investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top immediate......

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Arizona and Wisconsin Receive “C” Infrastructure Grades in New Report Cards

On the heels of the eighth annual United for Infrastructure kickoff this past Monday, both the Wisconsin and Arizona Sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their 2020 Infrastructure Report Cards.  Arizona Arizona civil engineers gave nine categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a ‘C,’ meaning the state’s infrastructure is in......

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Congress Must Prevent Surface Transportation Project Delays

Despite strong industry advocacy efforts and recent actions taken both in the House and Senate, Congress is unable to reauthorize our federal surface transportation programs before the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act expires on September 30, 2020. Congress’ inability to meet this deadline creates uncertainty, leading to project delays, and a subpar transportation system.......

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