American Society of Civil Engineers

During a trip to Fort Worth, summer intern Mariam Okunubi had a chance to see what it's like behind the controls of a ballast undercutter.

Hard Hats and Spreadsheets–UP Internship Provided Real World Experience

I hadn’t considered a railroad career until meeting with Sandra Christen, Union Pacific senior manager-operations support, at my college’s career fair. I was captivated by the idea of getting to explore different places and getting a hands-on summer experience that included learning firsthand how America’s leading railroad company moves goods to people.

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We Spend Billions, and All We Get Is a B?

The American Society of Civil Engineers reminds me of those college professors whose standing policy is never to give any student an A. No matter how diligent or resourceful you are, you must be doing something wrong, right?

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ASCE: Rail Infrastructure Gets Top Grade—B

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded U.S. freight and passenger railroads the highest grade—B—of its most recent quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card. That’s compared to an overall C–.

Between now and 2039, nearly $13 trillion will be needed for rail, transit, highways, bridges, drinking water, stormwater, wastewater, electricity, airports, seaports and inland waterways. But if the U.S. keeps pace with planned spending—currently totaling $7.3 trillion—it will face a $5.6 trillion investment gap by 2039, the ASCE report found.
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ASCE: ‘Close the Infrastructure Investment Gap’

Inadequate U.S. infrastructure improvements could lead to a decline of more than $23 trillion in business productivity and a loss of $10.3 trillion in GDP over the next two decades, according to a recently released American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) economic study.