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Posts Tagged ‘2017 Infrastructure Report Card’

Making the Grade: Dams and Levees

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Dams and levees play integral roles in communities. Dams create reservoirs for our water supply, protect us from floods, and provide renewable energy, while levees reduce the risk from devastating flooding events. ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card graded dams a D and levees a D. Find out what can be done at https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Norma Jean Mattei, 2017 President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Norma Jean Mattei on The Infra Blog

“I think one of the problems is we have gotten into the habit of just waiting until things break, and when you have many sectors at a “D,” it just takes one major event to shut something down and have something fail. And then we throw a lot of money at it. But that’s not a wise way of handling things, because when you’re dealing with a disaster, you’re throwing four times the money at what is now broken, instead of maintaining something in a condition that’s at least average condition.”

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Making the Grade: Ports, Inland Waterways and Rail

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Ports, Inland Waterways, and Rail infrastructure systems play an integral role in the U.S. freight network and how America moves things. ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card graded ports a C+, inland waterways a D, and rail a B. Watch the video and learn more at https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/.

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Making the Grade: Bridges, Roads, Aviation, and Transit

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Americans spend 6.9 billion hours delayed in traffic— that’s 42 hours per driver. In the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, ASCE graded bridges a C+, roads a D, aviation a D, and transit a D-. Collectively, transportation infrastructure widens the nation’s infrastructure investment gap, with unmet funding needs of $1.1 trillion for surface transportation and $42 billion for aviation between 2016 and 2025. So what can we do to help? Watch to find out and visit https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/.

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