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ASCE: 2009 Report Card on America's Infrastructure now out
« on: January 28, 2009, 11:58:46 AM »

A big fat "D".

That is the grade that the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
has given U.S. infrastructure in 15 categories, including Roads and
Bridges. Much of the nation's infrastructure, according to the ASCE,
is poorly-maintained, not able to handle current/future capacity, and
in some cases, unsafe.

The ASCE projects that $2.2 trillion would be needed over the next five
years for infrastructure improvements. A number of key solutions are
also proposed to help improve the grade on America's infrastructure.
Check out the full report at the following link:

http://www.asce.org/reportcard/2009/

Please feel free to post your thoughts on the report card here in this thread.

-Dan
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Re: ASCE: 2009 Report Card on America's Infrastructure now out
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 12:43:12 PM »

heh - doesn't surprise me.  I wonder if politics have anything to do with it?
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Re: ASCE: 2009 Report Card on America's Infrastructure now out
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 02:27:30 PM »

Figures... I wouldn't really expect it to get any better.

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Re: ASCE: 2009 Report Card on America's Infrastructure now out
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 02:30:31 PM »

2200 billion dollars in 5 years. How are we ever gonna fund that?

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Re: ASCE: 2009 Report Card on America's Infrastructure now out
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 09:40:19 PM »

2200 billion dollars in 5 years. How are we ever gonna fund that?

Ben Bernanke's Wild Emporium of Printed Currency, of course (aka printing money like mad)
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Re: ASCE: 2009 Report Card on America's Infrastructure now out
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009, 11:09:10 PM »

Sounds like a good reason for another bailout package, right?
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