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Potholes, Grid Failures, Aging Tunnels And Bridges: Nation's Infrastructure Gets A C-

Added 03-03-21 12:07:02am EST - “The quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers is an improvement from the D+ four years ago, but shows federal investment is still lacking.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Potholes, Grid Failures, Aging Tunnels And Bridges: Nation's Infrastructure Gets A C-”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the nation's infrastructure a grade of C-minus on it's quadrennial infrastructure report card. Many of the country's roads, bridges, airports, dams, levees and water systems are aging and in poor to mediocre condition. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the nation's infrastructure a grade of C-minus on it's quadrennial infrastructure report card. Many of the country's roads, bridges, airports, dams, levees and water systems are aging and in poor to mediocre condition.

Just in time for pothole season, the latest report card on the nation's infrastructure shows that the needs are great but funding is lacking.

Many of the country's roads, bridges, airports, dams, levees and water systems are aging and in poor to mediocre condition. And they're in need of a major federal investment to keep from getting worse and to withstand the harsh effects of a changing climate, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The group gives the nation's infrastructure in general a grade of C-minus on it's quadrennial infrastructure report card, up from a D-minus four years ago. ASCE says the U.S. made some modest and incremental improvements in some infrastructure categories, including railroads, drinking water systems and inland waterways and ports.

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