Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a report of infrastructure conditions in the US. This report includes an overall grade after a comprehensive assessment on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.
The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card results are in… America scored a D+ once again. The infrastructure is in poor condition with strong risk of failure. Our challenges may be significant but ASCE reminds us there is a solution. We must invest, lead, plan, and prepare for the future needs. Read the full report to find out where we’re doing well and what needs action now.
In 2014, Americans spent 6.9 billion hours delayed in traffic. That’s 42 hours per driver!
9.1% of the nation’s bridges were structurally deficient in 2016 yet 188 million trips are taken every day across them.
In 2015, National Park Service (NPS) reached a record-high of $11.9 billion in deferred maintenance.
76% of the population relies on 14,748 treatment plants for wastewater sanitation.