Have you heard all the buzz about infrastructure? It’s no surprise that infrastructure has been at the top of Washington’s “to do” list.
“If there is one thing Americans can agree on these days, it is that our infrastructure is a mess,” say analysts at CNBC.
America’s infrastructure is so outdated that it earned a dismal grade of D+ from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The ASCE says a whopping $4 trillion is needed to update America’s bridges, roads, tunnels and public facilities.
The engineering organization ranked each state based on how well its infrastructure has been maintained. You can see how your state ranks here.
Florida earned a grade of “C.” With a growing population, our state’s infrastructure needs to keep improving just to stay in place.
The worst states? Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The best? Oregon and Washington state.
Infrastructure matters in making America’s goods and services competitive on the world stage.
“Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy,” says the ASCE. It adds that the situation can only be turned around through proper leadership, planning and investment.