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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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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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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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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2021 Report Card for South Carolina's Infrastructure South Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers

South Carolina Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a “D+” Grade

On Wednesday, September 8, the South Carolina Section of ASCE unveiled the 2021 Report Card for South Carolina’s Infrastructure, the first report card ever issues by the South Carolina Section. The report assigned the state’s systems a cumulative grade of “D+” which is below the national grade of “C-.” The report analyzed eight categories of......

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Civil Engineers Give Utah’s Infrastructure a “C+”

On Wednesday, the Utah Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released preliminary findings – including grades – from the 2020 Report Card for Utah’s Infrastructure, the Section’s first report card since 2015. Utah civil engineers gave 12 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of “C+”, tied only with Georgia for the highest......

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Legislative Successes, Members Making Headlines, Policy Reports, State Report Cards and More: ASCE Gives Thanks to Our Members

*Kevin Longley, Alexa Lopez, and Maria Matthews contributed to this blog  As 2020 comes to a close, ASCE Government Relations is thankful for its wonderful community of 150,000 members who work diligently to ensure the safety, efficiency, and modernization of our nation’s roads, bridges, drinking and wastewater systems, utilities, and more every day. The work......

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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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