Road to Funding: Fixing America’s Infrastructure

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

America’s infrastructure, once the envy of the world, has a $3.6 trillion investment backlog to bring it to a state of good repair. Nearly 60,000 bridges are structurally deficient, $170 billion is needed annually to improve roads, transit agencies are cutting service and increasing fares, and cities are facing multiple challenges meeting their water infrastructure needs — from climate impacts to lead contamination. While both presidential candidates spoke of the need for massive investments in our infrastructure, both proposals fell far short of the total need. In this workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of the scope and history of the nation’s transportation and water infrastructure problem, learn about potential actions in Washington, and hear how you can urge lawmakers to fund our outstanding infrastructure needs, including those in your community.


  • Emily Feenstra Deputy Director - U.S. Water Alliance
  • Ed Mortimer Director of Transportation Infrastructure - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Brian Pallasch CAE Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives - American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Mark Kersey Councilman - San Diego, CA

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