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Urban experts weigh in on how to fix nation’s ailing infrastructure

Urban experts weigh in on how to fix nation’s ailing infrastructure

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Text by Heather A. Davis

In the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 report card on infrastructure, the U.S. received a less-than-distinguished grade of D+. While this mark was actually an improvement over the previous report, the Society noted a backlog of overdue maintenance across the country, and a pressing need to modernize the nation’s railways, bridges, roads, electrical grids, drinking water systems, and much more.

They estimated it would take $3.6 trillion by 2020 to get all infrastructure systems up to a modest grade of B.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, President Donald J. Trump pledged to invest more than $500 billion in infrastructure, echoing that sentiment in his inaugural address.

But to urban experts, what would an investment in infrastructure look like? FULL ARTICLE

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