A Look Back: One Year With the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card

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The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card celebrates its one-year anniversary today. Referenced by champions of infrastructure investment across the nation, the Report Card reminds us that with long-term investment, smart leadership, and preparation for the future, our nation’s D+ infrastructure problems are solvable.

Since its release at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. last March, the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card has been the go-to advocacy tool for reporters and spokespeople when discussing the state of America’s infrastructure. This snapshot of our infrastructure system announced that the overall grade of America’s infrastructure remained unchanged from the 2013 Infrastructure Report Card. It detailed that our roads, bridges and transit systems remained in poor condition, proving that in this case, no news is bad news.

Take a look at how the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card has been used as a tool to advocate for better infrastructure over the past year.

BBC News

Bloomberg

Surface Transportation Is An Infrastructure Priority

CBS News

Renovation nation: The prospects for repairing America’s infrastructure

Behind Trump’s infrastructure plan outlined in State of the Union address

MSNBC

NPR

Civil Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure A Near Failing Grade

The Washington Post

Trump promised $1 trillion for infrastructure, but the estimated need is $4.5 trillion

Unfortunately, while there has been a lot of talk about infrastructure in the past year, there’s been little action—especially at the federal level. With the President and Senate Democrats both releasing plans, now is the time for Congress to take up legislation that puts the Report Card’s solutions of investment, leadership and planning, and preparation for the future in action.

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