U.S. Chamber of Commerce
March 10, 2017
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 roads, bridges, waterways, railways, public transit, and more.
The latest findings are a striking confirmation of what we already know: America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of repair.
The report card grades our nation’s infrastructure as a D+ overall, and the study’s scores by category echo the same troubling refrain: America is barely passing. Some elements of the system were found to have made slight progress, including the rail sector, which was rated a B thanks to a marked increase in private sector investment by the rail industry. This is heartening, but still, a few key categories experienced decline, and several remained unchanged from the last analysis four years ago.
Simply put, these aren’t the kind of marks anyone is going to be posting on the refrigerator.