American Society of Civil Engineers
This piece was originally published on ASCE’s website. By Ben Walpole ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card offers the nation both bad news and good news. The bad is the average grade, D-plus, has not changed since the last Report Card four years ago, reflecting a continued dire need of overhaul.
The pivoting debate about infrastructure investment might seem like it mostly takes place in Congressional hearing rooms, in meetings between policymakers and business executives, or in the nonstop work legislative staffers do in the nation’s capital. But American Society of Civil Engineers Executive Director Thomas Smith III knows the discussion
It’s clear that America has major infrastructure and transportation problems that our leaders are not adequately funding or fixing. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – which earlier this year released its much-anticipated and latest Infrastructure Report Card – gave the country’s infrastructure a D+ and the nation’s transit