Federal government shutdown imminent – what does this mean for the nation’s infrastructure?

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 6-week continuing resolution to keep the government open after Sunday, October 1st, making a likely government shutdown imminent. While the duration of any potential shutdown is unclear,......

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

On Monday May 8th, the Michigan Section of ASCE released the 2023 Report Card for Michigan’s Infrastructure in Lansing, MI. The report included 14 infrastructure categories, which received a cumulative grade of “C-“, the same as the national infrastructure report card. This grade is an upgrade for Michigan, which received a “D+” in the 2018......

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Restoration of historic Virginia train station celebrated on latest Roadshow stop

Restoration of historic Virginia train station celebrated on latest Roadshow stop The Engineering and Public Works Roadshow came to Main Street Station in Richmond, Virginia on March 24th to celebrate the historic train station’s transformation into a multimodal transit center and event venue. The roadshow is a partnership between ASCE, APWA, and ACEC to highlight......

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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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ASCE, ACEC & APWA Kick off Inaugural Roadshow Event

On Cyber Monday, November 28th, ASCE, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the American Public Works Association (APWA) kicked off their inaugural Engineering & Public Works Roadshow at the Port of Long Beach in California. The roadshow spotlights the meaningful and transformational work of engineers and public works professionals. The inaugural event was......

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Vulnerable User Index shows relative danger of a road segment by crash type and severity

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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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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Lame-Duck Look Ahead: Energy Permitting Reform Bill

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. This deal was made in exchange for his support of the climate change and clean energy reconciliation package known as the Inflation Reduction......

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Movement on School Infrastructure Data Collection

The Report Card on America’s Infrastructure’s chapter on schools opens with the statement that school facilities represent the second largest sector of public infrastructure spending, after highways, and yet there is no comprehensive national data on the condition of K-12 public school infrastructure. To develop the ASCE schools grade of a D+, engineers instead relied......

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