The rocky road ahead
The COVID-19 pandemic is draining government coffers nationwide. How will this affect America’s already-questionable infrastructure?
American City and County
By Jeremy Wiest
August 17, 2020
Every four years since 1998, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has examined America’s infrastructure and issued a report card grading America’s infrastructure and detailing its condition. ASCE’s most recent report card, issued in 2017, rated the country’s infrastructure as a D+.
It’s not exactly a grade to write home about. “The fact that we have a D+ is embarrassing as a nation,” says National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence Anthony.
For ASCE Senior Managing Director Casey Dinges though, the grade was disappointing but hardly a surprise. Since ASCE began its report card, the country’s overall infrastructure grade has hovered between a D and D+, according to ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.
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