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Government Affairs

Infrastructure Report Card

Similar to the National Infrastructure Report Card, ASCE Texas Section depicts the condition and performance of Texas’ infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement for categories such as bridges, drinking water, and dams. Our goal for the report card is to assist leaders, and the public, in understanding the investments needed to maintain these critical infrastructure systems.

As a Texas Section member, please be aware of this important tool and use it to start, or continue, the conversation with your community leaders about its infrastructure investment needs. The Section’s Government Affairs Committee is available to help you plan for meetings.

2017 Update

The Texas Section’s Infrastructure Report Card Committee worked hard in 2016 and 2017 to assess how the needed improvements to Texas’ infrastructure have been addressed since the last report card release in 2012.

The 2017 Report Card for Texas’ Infrastructure is now available online:

Become a Key Contact

Are you interested in public policy? Sign up to become a Key Contact to learn about and help amplify ASCE’s voice on public policy issues important to our profession. It’s your real-life experience as a civil engineer that resonates with elected officials and helps them understand the implications of pending legislation and regulation.

As a Key Contact you will receive:

  • This Week in Washington (TWIW) – this email will keep you updated on current state and federal legislative action and other tools and resources available to you.
  • Key Alerts – key alerts will ask you to take action on specific issues in support of ASCE’s priorities. It only takes a few minutes to hit send on a pre-drafted email, personal email, or pick up the phone and call your legislator. They want to hear from you and we try to make communicating with them as easy as possible.

ASCE’s StateTrack Legislative Tracking Service

The Texas StateTrack page is complete with the latest information on bills and regulatory items that ASCE is tracking for the state of Texas. Use this link to stay up-to-date with activity at the state capitol and share the link with other ASCE members.