America Gets D+ on 2017 Infrastructure Report Card
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) says investment of $4.59 trillion required to bring U.S. infrastructure to a B
America's infrastructure is close to failing.
That's the assessment of the ASCE, which released its 2017 infrastructure report card a few weeks ago, giving the nation's overall infrastructure a grade of D+.
To reach a comprehensive grade, the association said it evaluated 16 categories of infrastructure, ranging from rail to schools to airports to dams. Its committee consists of civil engineers from across the country, who assessed categories such as capacity, condition, funding, and public safety to assign grades across the 16 segments.
Since 1998, grades have been near failing and averaging only Ds, due to "delayed maintenance" and "under-investment across most categories," the engineers said. Read the full article here.
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