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New data tool on road safety helps implement bipartisan infrastructure law

by Heather Ducharme, Director of Future Digital Business Products, GM by Harnit Anand, Head of Strategy and Business Development – Smart Cities, GM This past year, public and private sector leaders joined forces to address a common challenge facing Americans: the need to improve infrastructure and roadway safety across the country. Progress has been made......

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Turns One Year Old

The landmark Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), for which ASCE strongly advocated in support of, marked its first year as law on November 15th. The five-year, $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, which garnered just enough bipartisan support to pass in Congress, is the country’s largest investment in infrastructure in nearly a century. Since its enactment......

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Tennessee Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a “C” Grade

On Wednesday, November 16th, the Tennessee section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2022 Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure in Nashville. The report covered 13 categories of infrastructure, and overall, Tennessee earned a grade of “C”, the same grade as the Tennessee 2016 Report Card. A grade of “C” means Tennessee’s infrastructure......

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Pennsylvania Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a “C-” Grade

On Tuesday, November 15th, the Pennsylvania section of ASCE unveiled its 2022 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure. Pennsylvania earned a ‘C-‘ grade in the 2022 report, the same grade it received in 2018. That grade means Pennsylvania’s infrastructure is in mediocre condition and requires attention. The 2022 report card included 15 categories of infrastructure, which......

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Link to Post:">Infrastructure Wins on the State and Local Ballots this Election Day

Infrastructure Wins on the State and Local Ballots this Election Day

This post was written by Caroline Sevier, ASCE Director of Government Relations The full impacts of the 2022 election are not yet known, with many U.S. House elections still not called and control of the U.S. Senate possibly headed to a runoff election in Georgia. However, one thing that is clear is infrastructure once again......

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Lame-Duck Look Ahead: Water Resources Development Act

With the midterm elections less than a week away, pressure continues to mount on Congress to pass several critical year-end pieces of legislation. Included in this slate will be the 2022 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). WRDA, the biennial legislation which authorizes water resources projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and makes......

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Link to Post:">Lame-Duck Look Ahead: Resilience Measures Still Pending

Lame-Duck Look Ahead: Resilience Measures Still Pending

When Congress returns to Washington after the midterm, a number of ASCE-supported measures are still in play and may ultimately be enacted. As a broad issue, infrastructure resilience received serious attention in Washington during 2022 as both Congress and the Administration focused on various initiatives to make the nation’s infrastructure more resilient. For decades, ASCE......

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Lame-Duck Look Ahead: FY 2023 Appropriations

Lame Duck Look Ahead: FY 2023 Appropriations When Congress returns to Washington after the midterm elections, lawmakers will have a number of legislative items to tackle, including addressing Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations for federal agencies. While the House approved all 12 of their FY 23 appropriations bills and the Senate Appropriations Committee released all......

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Lame-Duck Look Ahead: Energy Infrastructure Permitting Reform

In early August, it was announced that Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) had reached a deal with Congressional leaders to take up energy infrastructure permitting reform legislation in exchange for his support of the climate change and clean energy reconciliation package known as the Inflation Reduction Act.  An outline of......

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Senate Appropriations Committee releases FY 2023 spending bills

Late last week, amid a flurry of pre-recess activity, the Senate Committee on Appropriations released all 12 of their Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 spending bills. The nearly $1.7 trillion appropriations package includes $653 billion in non-defense discretionary spending, marking a 10.1% increase over FY 2022 levels, and $850 billion in defense discretionary spending, an 8.7%......

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