(Reston, VA, Friday, March 10, 2017) - Our nation is at a crossroads. Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy, and improvements are necessary to ensure our country is built for the future. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released its new Infrastructure Report Card, grading our nationâ€™s infrastructure as a whole, as well as offer state-specific statistics.
Every four years, Americaâ€™s civil engineers provide this comprehensive assessment of the nationâ€™s 16 major infrastructure categories. Using a simple A to F school report card format, the Report Card examines current infrastructure conditions and needs, assigning grades and making recommendations to raise them.
Our nationâ€™s infrastructure challenges are significant but solvable. Through strategic, sustained investment, bold leadership, comprehensive planning, and careful preparation for the needs of the future, Americaâ€™s infrastructure will be improved and restored.
While we have made some repairs, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative action. Now is the time to renew, modernize, and invest in our infrastructure. The longer we wait, the more it will cost, as evident from the widening investment gap and increasing infrastructure disruptions and delays in Americansâ€™ daily lives. We must commit today to realize an American infrastructure system that secures our nationâ€™s shared prosperity.