2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
This week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure – a report that provides a comprehensive look at our nation’s major infrastructure categories every four years – such as stormwater, wastewater, roads, and dams - and measures current infrastructure conditions and needs graded on an A-F scale.
The 2021 Report Card gives America an overall grade of “C-”, and slight grade increase from 2017’s “D+“ grade.
“Since ASCE began issuing the Report Card in 1998, the grades have struggled to get out of the D’s. This is good news and an indication we’re headed in the right direction, but a lot of work remains.”
The 2021 grades range from a B in rail to a D- in transit. Five category grades — aviation, drinking water, energy, inland waterways, and ports — went up, while just one category — bridges — went down. And stormwater infrastructure received its first grade: a disappointing D. Overall, eleven category grades were stuck in the D range, a clear signal that our overdue bill on infrastructure is a long way from being paid off.
To view the full report and additional data, visit https://infrastructurereportcard.org.