- The American Society of Civil Engineers has never sugar-coated its opinion of the need for maintenance and replacement of the nuts, bolts, pipes, rails and other hardware that literally carry the load of the nation's prosperity, so going from a D to a D+ this year is notable.
- The report card on U.S. infrastructure, issued every four years, covers 16 categories, and this is the first time that the report has covered all 50 states, ASCE said.
- This time, the group said, individual grades ranged from a B- for solid waste down to D- for inland waterways and levees, and grades were up for solid waste, drinking water, wastewater, roads, bridges and railroads.
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