As part of its Report Card for America’s Infrastructure project, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released a map of projects funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ASCE created the resource in collaboration with economic development non-profit Accelerator for America to showcase the impact of the five-year federal investment.
Firms can use the map to explore some of the projects in specific states or regions and filter the information by category of project: airports; bridges; broadband; drinking water; hazardous waste; inland waterways; ports; rail; reconnecting communities; roads; stormwater; transit; transportation; wastewater; and water.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which recently hit its one-year anniversary, is the $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill signed into law in November 2021. According to ASCE, the IIJA marks the country’s largest investment in infrastructure in nearly a century across all “Report Card” categories. The ASCE map shows communities in all 50 states that are already seeing the benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure law as funds go toward fixing potholes, rehabilitating bridges, replacing lead pipes, and cleaning up the environment. The White House has released $185 billion of the total amount thus far, and beyond the IIJA, more infrastructure investment is coming.
Other infrastructure information is available through ASCE’s collaborator, the Accelerator for America, led by an advisory council of mayors, labor leaders, corporate CEOS, and non-profit executives. Collectively, the group addresses economic development, transit and infrastructure, and workforce development and is another source of information on local, state, and federal investment.