American Society of Civil Engineers

Blog | April 12, 2017
ASCE’s New Infrastructure Report Card: Another D+, But Solutions Available

This piece was originally published on ASCE’s website. By Ben Walpole ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card offers the nation both bad news and good news. The bad is the average grade, D-plus, has not changed since the last Report Card four years ago, reflecting a continued dire need of overhaul.

Blog | May 05, 2017
ASCE Leader Smith Says D+ Grade for Infrastructure Fails Americans

The pivoting debate about infrastructure investment might seem like it mostly takes place in Congressional hearing rooms, in meetings between policymakers and business executives, or in the nonstop work legislative staffers do in the nation’s capital. But American Society of Civil Engineers Executive Director Thomas Smith III knows the discussion

Blog | June 19, 2017
Near-Failing Grade for America’s Transit System is Another Sign We Need Infrastructure Investment Now

It’s clear that America has major infrastructure and transportation problems that our leaders are not adequately funding or fixing. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – which earlier this year released its much-anticipated and latest Infrastructure Report Card – gave the country’s infrastructure a D+ and the nation’s transit

Blog | October 31, 2018
Mississippi’s Worsening Roads & Closure of Local Bridges Are a Lesson for Prioritizing Infrastructure

Part Two of a Two-Part Series -- In Mississippi, the condition of aged local bridges has crystallized the need for regional and national infrastructure resources and dedicated funding, but it is also becoming a tale of two cities: lawmakers in a state capital in the Deep South struggling to improve a transportation network and the makers of federal infrastructure policy in Washington, D.C. ...

Blog | March 25, 2020
ASCE Moves America Forward & Uses Tech Ingenuity for Maryland Infrastructure Report Card Release

Beyond national press briefings, states rapidly employing COVID-19 response plans and medical experts reinforcing social distancing, the United States is leaning on one other certainty -- the power and possibility of adaptation.