Arizona and Wisconsin Receive “C” Infrastructure Grades in New Report Cards
On the heels of the eighth annual United for Infrastructure kickoff this past Monday, both the Wisconsin and Arizona Sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their 2020 Infrastructure Report Cards. Arizona Arizona civil engineers gave nine categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a ‘C,’ meaning the state’s infrastructure is in…
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.
With State and local government losing revenues from transit ridership and motor fuel taxes, now is the time for Congress to provide immediate and necessary relief to ensure that all sectors of our infrastructure remain safe and reliable.