American Society of Civil Engineers Gives Americas Infrastructure a D
The group released its 2017 infrastructure report card on Thursday
The American Society of Civil Engineers has released its 2017 infrastructure report card, giving America’s infrastructure a D+ grade. The association said it evaluated 16 categories of infrastructure, from rail to schools to airports to dams.
The report card comes out a day after President Trump held a meeting with a group of executives to discuss his trillion dollar plan to update infrastructure. The report projects that an investment of $4.59 trillion would be required to bring U.S. infrastructure from a D+ to a B.
"We need our elected leaders ... to follow through on those promises with investment and innovative solutions that will ensure our infrastructure is built for the future," ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei said in a statement.
President Trump has said numerous times that he intends to repair U.S. infrastructure with a majority of the funding coming from the private sector.