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Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

┬áThe new American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure is now available at www.infrastructurereportcard.org and as a tablet and phone app on the iTunes and Google Play stores!

Every four years, ASCE issues the Report Card which evaluates conditions and investment needs for major sectors of infrastructure — including roads, bridges, drinking water systems, ports, mass transit, and the electric grid. This year’s Report Card covers 16 infrastructure categories, and it’s being released as a digital application (or “app”) that includes videos, interactive maps, and other multimedia tools. For the first time, the 2013 Report Card provides information for all 50 states, including examples of initiatives and innovations that are making a difference. For example, Oklahoma created a plan to replace or rehabilitate over 950 structurally deficient bridges between 2013 and 2020. Philadelphia implemented a program to improve resiliency and address combined sewer overflows using green infrastructure, capable of capturing water from all but the most severe storms.

We hope you will be able to use this terrific tool to get even more people involved in the conversation around our nation’s infrastructure.

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About Thom Ciske

Vice President of Government Affairs - Responsibilities include evaluating pending legislation; surveys legislation's impact on the Chamber and its membership; developing the Chamber's response to legislation; building relationships with federal, state and local authorities, regulatory agency heads and key policymakers; developing government affairs strategies; enhancing the Chamber's image among authorities; and writing testimony and talking points for campaigns; The position also includes coordinating a number of Chamber political action tools and events, i.e.; Annual Chamber Fly-In, Legislative Business Connection, Business Day in Madison, and the North East Wisconsin Chamber Coalition Breakfast.

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