America the Crumbling

A report issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the nation's infrastructure a D grade, citing failing public transit services, crowded schools and crumbling roads.

The report "assessed the four-year trend in the condition of 12 categories of infrastructure, including roadways, bridges, drinking water systems, public parks, railroads and the power grid. The overall grade slipped from the D-plus given to the infrastructure in 2001 and 2003.
The report said $1.6 trillion should be spent over the next five years to alleviate potential problems with the nation's infrastructure. Transportation alone requires $94 billion in annual spending, the report said."

Thanks to Michael Dudley

Full Story: Report: Nation's infrastructure crumbling

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