FREE June Webinar: Infrastructure Education for Texas Legislators
June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
All Texans, both elected officials and citizens, share a role in maintaining our infrastructure. The process begins with an appreciation for the infrastructure we rely on every day, followed by sharing the findings of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE’s) Infrastructure Report Card and advocating for increased investment. We need long-term investment, visionary leadership, thoughtful planning, and thorough preparation for the future. Until those things are in place, our infrastructure will continue to be at the forefront of every legislative session. NOW is the time to educate yourself. Let us help prepare you for speaking with your constituents about addressing these issues and closing the $2 trillion infrastructure investment gap.
This presentation will look at the 16 national grades prepared by ASCE and compare them to our 2017 Report Card for Texas’ Infrastructure. The opportunity exists for the Texas Legislature to raise these grades by motivating their constituents to solve a looming infrastructure crisis. Every day of delay escalates our shared costs, jeopardizes our health, and risks our security – impacts that our State, economy, and citizens can no longer afford. Inaction is the greatest cost. Inadequate infrastructure costs each American family an additional $9 per day.
Although we just celebrated Infrastructure Week, the work is not done yet. Did you know…
- To meet our current & future infrastructure needs, we must increase investment by $2 trillion by 2025.
- Every $1 invested in infrastructure generates $3.70 in economic growth.
- Investing in our nation’s infrastructure benefits Texas. Investment in infrastructure means an additional $1,900 per year per household in Texas over the next 20 years.
- Infrastructure investment creates jobs for workers in Texas, and will result in 141,000 additional jobs by 2028.
- In 2018, 77% of state and local infrastructure ballot measures were approved by voters.
We look forward to your participation in this FREE educational webinar. If you have any questions about our 2017 Report Card for Texas’ Infrastructure, or would like to schedule a call or meeting with an infrastructure expert, please email us at [email protected].
Travis Attanasio P.E. is the current Chair of ASCE Texas Section’s Infrastructure Report Card Committee. He serves as City Engineer for the City of Haslet, which is north of Fort Worth near Texas Motor Speedway. He is the first full-time City Engineer and has been in the position since January 2016. Prior to joining the City of Haslet, Mr. Attanasio worked with several private consulting engineering firms for over 14 years ranging in employee size from 6 to over 500 employees with projects across the entire State. This career path has led Mr. Attanasio to understand the infrastructure needs of Texas from both a private investment point of view and the demand of public needs in differing regions and environments. Mr. Attanasio holds a B.S. degree in Engineering – Civil Specialty from the Colorado School of Mines graduating in 2002.
His many accolades include 2008 ASCE and TSPE (Texas Society of Professional Engineers) Young Engineer of the Year, the 2008 Citizen Engineer National ASCE award, the 2009 Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Private Section for the Central Region of ASCE, the 2014 Professional Service Award and 2018 Outstanding Government Civil Engineer recipient from ASCE Texas Section.