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FAILURE TO ACT: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CURRENT INVESTMENT TRENDS IN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
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 FAILURE TO ACT: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CURRENT INVESTMENT TRENDS IN SURFACE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
This report examines:
-- the cost to families and businesses of failing transportation infrastructure
-- the impact of surface transportation deficiencies on U.S. economic competitiveness
-- the levels of new investment needed to avoid serious economic consequences

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RAISING AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE GPA: A “STUDY GUIDE
America’s infrastructure picture certainly looks bleak. In urban areas, roadway congestion tops 40 percent. The number of high hazard dams—dams that, should they fail, pose a significant risk to human life—has increased by more than 3,000 just since 2007. Thirty percent of America’s children attend school in overcrowded classrooms. However, a report released today by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) shows that with ingenuity and the right amount of commitment on the part of the nation’s leaders and the American people, the infrastructure crisis we face is a solvable problem.

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FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE CANNOT SUPPORT A HEALTHY ECONOMY
Decades of underfunding and inattention have jeopardized the ability of our nation's infrastructure to support our economy and facilitate our way of life. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) today released its 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure-assigning a cumulative grade of D to the nation's infrastructure and noting a five-year investment need of $2.2 trillion from all levels of government and the private sector. Since ASCE's last assessment in 2005 there has been little change in the condition of the nation's roads, bridges, drinking water systems and other public works, and the cost of improvement has increased by more than half a trillion dollars.

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Please visit ASCE's Report Card website for more information