AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS NEWS RELEASE: "CIVIL ENGINEERS GIVE NATION'S INFRASTRUCTURE BAD GRADES, SAY IT WILL COST $1 TRILLION TO FIX"
This news release describes an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) "report card" of the state of the U.S. national public infrastructure and environment. The report card gives an overall average grade of "D," with the highest mark going to mass transit with a grade of "C", and the lowest mark to schools with a grade of "F". Hazardous waste and roads both received a grade of "D-minus," while bridges, solid waste, and aviation all received a grade of "C-minus." ASCE's assigned grades were determined by a panel of civil engineering experts who evaluated each category on the basis of its condition and performance, capacity, and funding. ASCE claims that it will cost $1 trillion and the creation of a new national public-private partnership to remedy the state of the U.S. the national infrastructure.
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- Publication Date: 1999-7
- Pagination: p. 58-59
- TRT Terms: Bridges; Federal government; General aviation; Highways; Infrastructure; Public private partnerships; Public transit; Public works; Roads; Transportation planning; Transportation policy
- Identifier Terms: American Society of Civil Engineers
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Aviation; Bridges and other structures; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Public Transportation; I10: Economics and Administration; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00791430
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 24 2000 12:00AM