Tuesday, March 26, 2013
American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Infrastructure Report Card Released
Recently, the American Society of Civil Engineers, a professional organization "represent[ing] . . . 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide" issued its 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. The report card, which is produced once every four years "depicts the condition and performance of the nation’s infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades that are based on physical condition and needed fiscal investments for improvement." According to the press release, America's overall grade was a D+ reflecting a $3.6 trillion dollar investment to correct by 2020.