ASCE gives nation's infrastructure a 'D' grade

February 2009
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);2/9/2009, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p18
The article reports on a D grade given by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to the U.S. infrastructure. It states that repairing the country's highways, water systems, dams and schools could cost $2.2 trillion. The economic stimulus package introduced by President Barack Obama includes about $160 billion for construction-related expenditures or loan guarantees. According to ASCE report chairman Andrew Herrmann, the infrastructure grade declined from a high D to a low D.


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