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    Work together to close the infrastructure gap from planning to design to delivery

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    While the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act provided five years of certain funding for roads, bridges, and transit, it didn't address the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. Tell Congress you want to see a long-term solution to fund our nation's transportation needs. Take action with ASCE at

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    America's Infrastructure Report Card is out!  Find out the grades and how you can help

  • 103-Year-Old FHWA Rule that Prohibits Innovation Repealed
    Oct 1 2019
    By Joe Brady

    For the past century, states were not allowed to use “proprietary” products on their federally funded projects. In other words, states could not use federal aid to use or buy patented or propriety products  and also limited specifications or processes for bridge and highway projects eligible for funds under the federal-aid highway programs –even if...

    Senate FY20 Appropriations Updates
    Sep 27 2019
    By Natalie Mamerow

    Thanks to advocacy by ASCE’s Key Contacts and the U.S. Levee Safety Coalition – of which ASCE is a member – the Senate Appropriations Committee matched the House’s $15 million proposed funding level for the National Levee Safety Program’s levee inventory in its FY20 Energy & Water Development appropriations bill, which passed out of the...