The White House will release the first part of their multi-trillion-dollar economic recovery package this week. This initiative is focused on rebuilding roads, bridges, and other infrastructure that will be of interest to design and construction firms. The White House’s hope is that a bill that is solely focused on roads and bridges will get some bipartisan support in an evenly divided Senate.
As we pointed out in last week’s blog entry, “ASCE’s Report Card should guide infrastructure revitalization and expansion,” there is a need to address infrastructure funding shortfalls in the United States. We urge design and construction firms to pay close attention to these developments. Passage of an infrastructure bill will have a significant impact for the design and construction industry.