This was sent to ASCE members this morning:
Dear ASCE Member,
Infrastructure is receiving unprecedented attention from President-elect Obama, the U.S. Congress, and the media. ASCE finds itself at a crucial moment to spread our message and participate in the dialog regarding infrastructure improvements.
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released a summary of the House Democratic Leadership’s proposed economic stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Included in the infrastructure and science portions are many of ASCE’s priority issues. For details on the package, visit ASCE’s Government Relations blog.
On January 28, 2009, ASCE will issue important components of our 2009 Report Card for Americaís Infrastructure, including letter grades with short conditions summaries for each of 15 categories, solutions for infrastructure improvement, and an overall cost to improve the nationís infrastructure. The nationís leaders rely on ASCE to provide expert advice on the condition of the nationís infrastructure. Early release of the 2009 Report Card is essential to fulfilling that role. Read more…