The American Society of Civil Engineers says
Local government leaders don't dispute the report. They say better roads and cleaner rivers are a top priority, and that they're making progress to getting there.
The ASCE broke down the overall grade into seven areas. Bridges, aviation, and roads scored in the Cs. Drinking water, rail, dams, and wastewater got Ds.
One major concern in the report:
“It smells horrible,” said Lora Abbott as she left a Fort Wayne gas station. “When you get into
City Utilities spokesman Frank Suarez says
“When you're getting money from ratepayers, you have to be aware of what the community can handle and what the community desires are,” said Suarez.
“We're going to be challenged in order to keep up all of this new construction in our present highway system,” said Alderman.
But, he says, northeast
“We have hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction going on all the time,” said Alderman.
“I understand that these types of reports are important. I also understand they're coming from an interest group that makes their living off of making these improvements,” said Alderman.
To view the full report, visit http://www.inasce.org/images/Report%20Card%20Final.pdf.