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Government Affairs

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. We assign letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement for categories such as bridges, drinking water, and dams. The goal 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.

Texas IRC Update

Our Infrastructure Report Card Committee is hard at work assessing the various aspects of Texas’ infrastructure for our 2021 Report Card.

The 2017 Report Card for Texas’ Infrastructure is 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. Your experience as a civil engineer resonates with elected officials and helps them understand the implications of 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 Texas. Use this link to stay up-to-date with activity at the state capitol and share the link with other ASCE members.

Other Important Resources: