Roads and bridges in disrepair, congested highways, and no money to fund the necessary projects. Sound familiar? For years, the debate on how to fund much needed infrastructure repairs and upgrades have stalled, or simply just swept under the rugs for lack of support. Now, at last, the new Congress is talking about ways to fund infrastructure, including a new gasoline tax, as if we need that right now. New Year New Congress New Hope for Infrastructure Investment ASCE Roundup How bad are our roads, bridges, highways, water mains, and sewer systems? Some have said that in many cases, the situation is a tragedy waiting to happen. While others seem to think that other spending takes priority, and that infrastructure isn't as bad as some claim. 2013 Report Card for America s Infrastructure It's strange that we can find the money to build mosques on foreign soil, supply weapons to drug lords and terrorists, and other so-called necessity or priority spending, but infrastructure falls into the category of "if and when the funds become available". Did we raise taxes, or create a special tax to build those mosques, or supply those weapons to drug lords and terrorists? But, we find no problem raising gasoline taxes in order to fund infrastructure projects. Where would you get the money to fund much needed infrastructure projects?