By Ed Mortimer Executive Director, Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Republished from the “Above the Fold,” produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its latest Infrastructure Report Card, a periodic assessment of the condition of our nation’s infrastructure system, including
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