Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure depicts the condition and performance of American infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.
Traffic is light, interest rates are low, and people need jobs – this is an ideal time to fast-track construction, but America is stuck until Congress acts. ASCE, with assistance from industry partners, compiled a snapshot of infrastructure projects that could move forward quickly with federal funding and appropriations.
How does the nation’s failure to act to improve the condition of U.S. infrastructure systems affect the nation’s economic performance? Read about the two latest reports int he failure to act economic series: water/wastewater and electricity.
Our nation’s infrastructure problems are solvable if we have leadership and commit to making good ideas a reality. Raising the grades on our infrastructure will require that we seek and adopt a wide range of solutions.
State and local governments continue to lose revenue as the pandemic impacts user-fee participation. Urge Congress to use the lame-duck session to provide necessary relief to ensure all sectors of our infrastructure remain safe and reliable.