The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a new app for Android and iPhone called Save America’s Infrastructure. The app, which was originally released during Infrastructure Week, describes America’s aging infrastructure issues while providing a way to take action by contacting elected leaders directly through the app. Save America’s Infrastructure app offers infrastructure grades, facts on 16 categories, pertinent news, and an action center. Providing easy reference to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure grades and state facts, the app is absolutely free to download. It also provides local information, where users are able to input their zip code to learn about deficiencies in their own area.
Key features include the following:
- State facts and Report Card grades for key infrastructure categories
- National grades for 16 infrastructure categories
- Infographics and videos
- An action center through which users are able to contact relevant state and federal officials
- A news center
“As stewards of our nation’s infrastructure, civil engineers are the experts on America’s roads, bridges, water pipes, sewers and dams, and we know that these systems are aging,” said Robert D. Stevens, P.E., Ph.D., President of ASCE. “Right now couldn’t be a better time to take advantage of this resource. Congress needs to find a way to fix the Highway Trust Fund with a long-term, sustainable funding source. This app allows people to contact their Senators and Representative and tell them why it matters.”