$1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Moves Forward

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There’s a lot to be said for the old adage about prizing the journey over the destination.

But sometimes the destination is pretty good too.

Civil engineers celebrated the recent news that the House of Representatives voted to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a five-year, $1.2 trillion bill that constitutes the country’s largest investment in infrastructure in nearly a century.

“This is a historic time for our country, and ASCE’s members should be proud they played a substantial role in getting this bill crafted and passed,” said ASCE President Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE. “This success has its foundation in over two decades of investment in the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure program. Recognized as ‘honest brokers’ focused on life, health, and safety of the public, ASCE’s advocacy efforts helped us see this day come.”

The bill, which passed the Senate in August, now goes before President Biden to be signed into law.

For many ASCE members, their infrastructure advocacy journeys date back decades.

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