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Buy America Comment Deadline Reached

For decades, Buy America requirements were focused on iron and steel and had only covered certain federally funded infrastructure projects; however, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) expanded those provisions and added new products to the list. Therefore, since the passage of the IIJA, the Office of Management and Budget has been tasked with......

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Vermont State Report Card: Civil Engineers Give Vermont’s Infrastructure a “C” Grade

On Wednesday, February 16th, the Vermont section of ASCE released the 2023 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure in Montpelier. The report included nine infrastructure categories, and overall, Vermont earned a grade of “C”, the same grade as the 2019 Vermont state report card.  That grade means Vermont’s infrastructure is in mediocre condition and requires attention......

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ASCE Hosts Biden Administration Officials for Resilience Events

The first term of the Biden Administration has demonstrated a commitment to not only combatting the effects of climate change, but also ensuring that critical infrastructure systems are able stand up to increasingly severe storms and weather events.  The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law included billions in investments to rebuild and modernize the nation’s......

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2023 ASCE Wyoming Report Card: Infrastructure Mediocre, Say Engineers

Professional engineers volunteering with the American Society of Civil Engineers released the first Report Card for Wyoming’s Infrastructure on January 31, 2023. The report includes five infrastructure categories receiving an overall grade of ‘C’ — meaning Wyoming’s infrastructure is in mediocre condition.  Civil engineers graded Wyoming’s aviation (B-), bridges (C-), drinking water (C), roads (C),......

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Link to Post:">Wyoming Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a “C” grade

Wyoming Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a “C” grade

The Wyoming Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)  released the 2023 Report Card for Wyoming’s Infrastructure on January 31,, 2023. This is the first-ever infrastructure report card for the state, led by co-chairs Dustin Woods, P.E., and Tim Brugger, P.E. The new report card contains five categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of a ‘C’,......

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FAA Computer System Outage Demonstrates Need for Robust Aviation Investment

The computer system failure at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that grounded all domestic flights last Wednesday emphasized the need for greater investment in the nation’s aviation infrastructure. The temporary outage of the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system, which gives pilots safety information about flight conditions, resulted in the delay or cancelation of thousands......

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Congress Passes FY 2023 Omnibus

Christmas came early for Congress, as House and Senate leaders finally passed a much-awaited $1.7 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2023 omnibus spending bill. The bill represents an increase from the $1.5 trillion appropriations package for FY 22. The release of the bill’s text was quickly followed by action in both Chambers to meet the deadline......

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Congress Prioritizes Water Resources Legislation in Lame Duck

Since returning to Washington in November following the 2022 midterm election, Congress has been focused on wrapping up its legislative to do list prior to the end of the year, and of the 117th Congress.  While priorities such as an omnibus appropriations bill for the 2023 fiscal year remain under discussion, Congress has used its......

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House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis holds capstone hearing ahead of new Congress

At what was very likely its final hearing, the House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis convened December 6th to review its accomplishments and discuss considerations for future action. Created at the start of the 116th Congress, the select committee was authorized to study and make recommendations on policies to solve the climate......

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Infrastructure Gets “C” Grade, Say Virginia Engineers

The Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2022 Report Card for Virginia’s Infrastructure on December 6, 2022. ASCE members offered several years of volunteer effort to produce the assessment and announced the results in Virginia Beach beside the Lesner Bridge, which Virginia’s Department of Transportation recently reconstructed. The new......

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