Monday, February 2, 2009

Report card on US Infrastructure: D

The article breaks down the grade by each component of infrastructure.  Now, mind you, letting ASCE advise you on infrastructure spending levels is a little like letting a fox advise you on the security systems for your hen house.  Still, the picture speaks volumes.

U.S. infrastructure crumbling : Scientific American Blog
The nation's roads, bridges, levees, schools, water supply and other infrastructure are in such bad shape that it would take $2.2 trillion over five years to bring them up to speed. But even that huge chunk of change would only raise their grade from a "D" average to a "B," according to the latest "Report Card for America's Infrastructure" released today by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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