Malloys talks about the National Report Card on infrastructure in D.C.

The Brooklyn Bridge (file).

(WTNH) — Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s infrastructure shows the condition and performance of America’s infrastructure in the form of a school report card. They assign letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.

As a whole, America’s infrastructure scores a D+.

There are 16 categories that are graded:

  • Aviation
  • Bridges
  • Dams
  • Drinking Water
  • Energy
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Inland Waterways
  • Levees
  • Ports
  • Public Parks
  • Rail
  • Roads
  • Schools
  • Solid Waste
  • Transit
  • Waste Water

Each one of the categories is graded a letter from A to F. They can include pluses or minuses. Each category was graded as follows:

  • Aviation- D
  • Bridges- C+
  • Dams- D
  • Drinking Water- D
  • Energy- D+
  • Hazardous Waste- D+
  • Inland Waterways- D
  • Levees- D
  • Ports- C+
  • Public Parks- D+
  • Rail- B
  • Roads- D
  • Schools- D+
  • Solid Waste- C+
  • Transit- D-
  • Waste Water- D+

There are also grades on infrastructure for each state. To find out more specific information about America’s Infrastructure Report Card, you can go here.

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