State Infrastructure Report Card

The American Society of Civil Engineers releases a report card showing the status of infrastructure for each
April 6, 2001, 12pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2001 Report Card for America's Infrastructure in which the nation's infrastructure received a cumulative grade of "D+" for twelve infrastructure areas. Causes for such a dismal grade include: explosive population growth and school enrollment which outpace the rate and impact of current investment and maintenance efforts; local political opposition and redtape which stymie the development of effective solutions; and the growing obsolescence of an aging system -- evident in the breakdown of California's electrical generation system and the nation's decaying water infrastructure.

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Published on Thursday, April 5, 2001 in ACSE
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