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U.S. Engineers Grade Infrastructure ‘C-’ Ahead of Biden Plan

  • Study says ‘bold action’ needed from Congress for improvements
  • Overal U.S. infrastructure grade rises from D+ in 2017
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U.S. infrastructure including roads, bridges and sewers received a mediocre grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers, an assessment that will help buttress President Joe Biden’s coming plan for a major infrastructure-spending package.

Across the country, crucial systems from public transit to wastewater treatment and the energy grid remain badly underfunded despite modest improvements over the past four years, according to ASCE. The group’s overall grade rose to “C-” from a “D+” in 2017, the last time it issued its quadrennial report card on infrastructure.