2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure

The passage of MAP-21, the federal surface transportation authorization bill, in 2012 brought with it a host of policy changes but little in the way of long-term funding security for states trying to meet their growing infrastructure needs. Perhaps partially in reaction, an unprecedented number of states—including Missouri—explored new transportation revenue options in 2013. Meanwhile, bridge collapses earlier this year in Washington state and Missouri once again brought into sharp focus what’s at stake in finding new funding to fix old facilities. This session explored how Missouri is hoping to shape its transportation future, how a new emphasis on performance measurement under MAP-21 will impact states and how the state of the nation’s aging infrastructure makes it a critical time for transportation policy.
 
CSG Transportation Public Policy Committee
September 20, 2013
 
The passage of MAP-21, the federal surface transportation authorization bill, in 2012 brought with it a host of policy changes but little in the way of long-term funding security for states trying to meet their growing infrastructure needs. Perhaps partially in reaction, an unprecedented number of states—including Missouri—explored new transportation revenue options in 2013. Meanwhile, bridge collapses earlier this year in Washington state and Missouri once again brought into sharp focus what’s at stake in finding new funding to fix old facilities. This session explored how Missouri is hoping to shape its transportation future, how a new emphasis on performance measurement under MAP-21 will impact states and how the state of the nation’s aging infrastructure makes it a critical time for transportation policy.
 
Presentation by Larry Frevert, Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
 
 
 
Larry Frevert
Larry Frevert, PE, PWLF, works part-time as a senior consultant for TREKK Design Group, LLC. Previously, he worked for the MO Department of Highways (Transportation Department), Kansas City, MO Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments, HDR and Burns and McDonnell Engineering. While employed by HDR, Larry served on the ACEC KCMO Liaison Committee, chairing that committee in 2011-12.
 
Larry served the KC Metro Chapter of APWA as its Chapter President in 2001, after progressing through the chapter officer positions and chairing or serving on several chapter committees. In 2007-2008, Larry was National APWA President and in 2011, he was admitted in the charter class of Public Works Leadership Fellows (PWLF) by APWA. In 2010, he was recognized by APWA as a Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year.
 
In addition to APWA, Larry is a member of ASCE (currently serving on the Committee on America’s Infrastructure – the group that oversees preparation and publication of the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card), MSPE and NSPE, and the Engineers’ Club of Kansas City. He is past president of the MU Engineering Alumni Organization and the MU Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni and is currently a member of the Governing Board of the
Mizzou Alumni Association. In 2009 he was recognized with the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering.
 
In 2009, Larry led a delegation of public works professionals to China and in 2011, another group to Russia. Both of these delegations were sponsored through the People to People International’s Citizen Ambassadors’ Program and the delegations exchanged technical information with their professional counterparts and were exposed to the culture of their host country.