American Society of Civil Engineers

Feather River Dam

As Extreme Weather Becomes More Common, Dams Become More Vulnerable

There are more than 90,000s dams in the U.S.; many will never be visited by federal or state inspectors.

July 18, 2019 - Yale Environment 360

Florida - Hurricane Frances Approaching (2004)

After Michael: Updating Florida's Building Code to Better Weather Future Storms

Code requirements for wind resistance vary substantially across Florida, with less stringent building requirements in areas of the Panhandle hit hard by Hurricane Michael.

October 14, 2018 - The Miami Herald

Civil Engineers Release U.S. Infrastructure Scorecard: D+

Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers issues a report on the state of America's infrastructure, extensively cited by the media. This year's report, released March 9, shows no improvement over 2013's, but do check the subcategories

March 10, 2017 - American Society Of Civil Engineers

No Dumping

Something Is Rotten in 'Infrastructure Week'

The cause of infrastructure should be easy for people, and planners, to rally behind. But infrastructure's cause, like so many other political issues, invites conflicts of interest.

May 24, 2016 - Streetsblog USA

How to Improve America's Infrastructure in Four Easy Steps

Rob Palter shares insights from a recent round of interviews with "government leaders, private investors, and private operators in the field of infrastructure" about how the United States can improve the poor state if its infrastructure.

June 18, 2014 - The Hill

What Infrastructure Crisis?

Evan Soltas pens a contrarian take on the state of America's infrastructure, equating those who repeatedly warn of crumbling roads and bridges to a bunch of "Chicken Littles."

April 10, 2013 - Bloomberg View

Is Indexing the Key to Fixing the Federal Gas Tax?

It's not too early to think about "fixing the Highway Trust Fund", a prerequisite to renewing MAP-21 transportation legislation that expires Sept. 30, 2014. Rep. Peter DeFazio may have the fix in the form of an indexed gas tax - but which index?

April 4, 2013 - American Society Of Civil Engineers

America's Infrastructure Shows Improvement, But Still Shameful

For the first time in 15 years, the American Society of Civil Engineers' report on the state of America's infrastructure sees improvement. But the group has identified the need for $3.6 trillion in investment by 2020 to fix enduring problems.

March 19, 2013 - The New York Times

State Gas Tax Attention Turns to Pennsylvania

Continuing our focus on the need to invest in transportation infrastructure and unwillingness to raise state gas taxes, the most recent proposal comes from Gov. Tom Corbett: Reducing the excise tax while increasing the wholesale gas dealer tax.

February 7, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News

Congress Fails to Learn From I-35W Bridge Collapse

Five years after the I-35W bridge collapse, Congress has yet to address the failing condition of America's bridges. There is no consensus between the two parties in Congress on how to remedy the situation, unlike the progress shown in Minnesota.

August 5, 2012 - StarTribune (Minneapolis)

Pennsylvania's Infrastructure Report Card - Not Good

Pennsylvania's roads, bridges, transit, and water infrastructure received near-failing grades according to a American Society of Civil Engineers' "2010 Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure" and the DOT rebuffed the state's tolling solution.

May 27, 2010 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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