Our nation’s infrastructure problems remain significant but solvable. Through strategic, sustained investment, bold leadership, thoughtful planning, and careful preparation for the needs of the future, America’s infrastructure will be improved and restored.
Our nation’s infrastructure cannot be repaired and modernized on leadership and innovation alone. If the United States is serious about achieving an infrastructure system fit for the 21st century, some specific steps must be taken, beginning with increased, long-term, consistent investment. To continue to delay such investment only escalates the costs and risks of an aging infrastructure system – an option the country, the economy, and families can no longer afford.
ASCE urges the following as starting points for raising the national infrastructure grade over the next four years, so that every American family, community, and business can thrive.