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ASCE Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

ASCE celebrates the two-year anniversary of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The BIL is the largest-ever investment in our nation’s built environment, providing $1.2 trillion towards all 17 categories of infrastructure outlined in ASCE’s 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. The IIJA  represents a significant down payment......

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What would a possible government shutdown mean for the nation’s infrastructure?

Update: Both houses of Congress passed and President Biden signed a continuing resolution on September 30th, which will keep the federal government operating without interruption until November 17th. Despite bipartisan efforts from the U.S. Senate to avert a government shutdown, (at this time) U.S. House Republicans so far are unable to take up and pass a......

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Dallas’ Able Pump Station Recognized for Engineering Excellence

On Tuesday, September 19, the Engineering & Public Works Roadshow series made its third stop, this time in Dallas, Texas, at the award-winning Able Pump Station. The Roadshow celebrated the sump station’s contributions to resilience and safety for a four-square mile area of Dallas that had been inundated with frequent flooding events for years prior......

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Best Practices to Recruit and Retain Infrastructure Workers

The American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Governors Association released a policy brief in August 2023 identifying effective approaches for recruiting and retaining infrastructure workers. The short- and long-term strategies were collected from a group of practitioners in the public and private sector....

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House and Senate appropriations bills differ on transportation funding, setting stage for fiscal battle

Lawmakers are hustling to finish government funding bills before September 30th, but the substantial differences between the House of Representatives and Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) bills indicate the two chambers have a lot of work to do to reach a compromise on Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 spending legislation. The......

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Link to Post:">Help – What’s a Key Alert? How to Become an Infrastructure Grassroots Champion

Help – What’s a Key Alert? How to Become an Infrastructure Grassroots Champion

ASCE recently sent out what we call a “Key Alert” to members last week urging them to contact their members of Congress and support reauthorizing the bill that funds the nation’s airports. With legislation finally introduced in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), it’s the......

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Link to Post:">FAA Reauthorization Readies for Takeoff

FAA Reauthorization Readies for Takeoff

Since the start of the 118th Congress, ASCE has made the reauthorization of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs a top priority. Our aviation infrastructure allows people to travel to their destinations, facilitates the movement of goods, and plays a key role in the nation’s economy. Unfortunately, ASCE’S 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure graded the......

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Link to Post:">New ASCE Toolkit Centralizes Resources for Resilient Infrastructure

New ASCE Toolkit Centralizes Resources for Resilient Infrastructure

As the authoritative source for standards, guidelines, and policy that improve the resilience of the built environment, ASCE develops design standards that are adopted into building codes and provides unique guidance to each community’s challenges across the globe. To aid efforts to champion building resiliently, ASCE just released Pathways to Resilient Communities: Infrastructure Designed for......

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Link to Post:">Fiscal Responsibility Act: How It Impacts Our Infrastructure

Fiscal Responsibility Act: How It Impacts Our Infrastructure

Over the Memorial Day weekend, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced an agreement to avoid a U.S. debt default, which has been estimated as early as June 5th by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. The closely negotiated proposal quickly passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 314-117 and was......

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