The American Society of Civil Engineers has issued it’s 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. It is an interesting read. The overall grade is C- and trending up. No one in the transportation business will be surprised that Roads scored a D.
With C- being an upward trend it shows the poor condition of our infrastructure and how much work remains to be done. In fact, the overall score would be worse if not for B and B- for Rail and Ports.
I have traveled on roads in most EU countries and found them to be in much better shape than ours. The ASCE report notes that the upward trend in overall score can be attributed to increased investment to date. No doubt that, whatever our political views, we can agree that additional investment is urgently needed. Infrastructure won’t fix itself!