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1998 Report Card for America's Infrastructure

Abstract

  • The 1998 Report Card for America's Infrastructure seeks to inform the public and policy makers about the condition of the nation's infrastructure and how best to improve it. This progress report examines the current trends for addressing the nation's deteriorating infrastructure and discusses actions the federal government should take to bring conditions up to acceptable levels. The 1998 report card evaluates 10 categories of infrastructure by assigning letter grades that are based on physical condition and needed fiscal investments for improvement.

    Topics include: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, hazardous waste, roads, schools, solid waste, mass transit, and wastewater.

    Also included as supplemental material is Fragile Foundations: A Report on America's Public Works, a report published in 1988 by the National Council on Public Works Improvement. This 29-page document lay the groundwork for ASCE's future Report Card for America's Infrastructure.

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