US infrastructure gets graded D+

US infrastructure received a nearly-failing D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The report card was released as the aggregates and construction industries gathered in Las Vegas for the 2017 National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s annual convention and ConExpo-Con/Agg.

“This has to be a wake-up call for Congress. Our families and friends are using dangerously old roads, highways and bridges every day,” said Michael W Johnson, president, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.

“We hope that Congress and the president take this report seriously and make a significant investment in America’s infrastructure, because doing so creates jobs, builds up our economy and makes our transportation network safe.”

President Trump has promised a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure over the next decade, but the American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that $4.59 trillion is needed to improve infrastructure to a good level by 2025.

If the current spending levels outlined in the Fast Act hold steady, the country will still fall short of that figure by $2 trillion.

Sixteen categories of infrastructure were graded in the report card. America’s transit had the worst grade, a D-, and railways earned a B, the highest on the report card. Aviation, dams and roads all received D grades, and bridges and ports each earned C+ grades.

(Visited 91 times, 1 visits today)

Get involved

Register

As a member of this site you will be able to receive aggregates news relating only to those categories that are most relevant to you, submit job listings for FREE, post questions in the Q&A, and more.

Register Now

Feature your company

The Feature Your Company listing is your custom-made (by us) profile page that allows you to add any of the following content: text, videos, links, images. The page will also be listed on the Featured Company landing page. Over 560 unique aggregates users visit the site per day! Complete the enquiry form now to contact us.

Contact us

Jobs

Are you looking for an aggregate related job? Click here to see our jobs listing supplied by industry experts United Employment.

See Jobs

Advertise

Reach thousands of budget holders and decision makers by promoting your company on the longest established aggregate website in the US & Canada. Or advertise in our emails which are sent to opted-in subscribers according to their chosen categories. All advertising will display correctly on tablets and mobiles as this site is responsive.