The American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
The American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. The Report gave the nation’s infrastructure an overall grade of D+, showing slight progress from the D in the last Report Card issued in 2009. It’s the first time since ASCE started producing Report Cards in 1998 that the grades rose overall and in several sectors.
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AEM President Dennis Slater issued the following statement in response to the score:
"The D+ grade given to America by the ASCE 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure reflects a critical need for long-term infrastructure investment in this country. The state of America’s infrastructure has become both an economic and safety issue, with one in nine of the nation’s bridges rated as structurally deficient, and highway congestion costing the economy an estimated $101 billion in wasted time and fuel annually. We urge Congress to work together to immediately improve our infrastructure and keep our country competitive with our global counterparts on the infrastructure honor roll."