July 29, 2005 - US Congress reached an agreement on the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (TEA-LU). This bill will provide $286.5 billion over six years to maintain the US transportation infrastructure. While this is commendable, it falls short of ASCE's recommendation of $375 billion over the same period. ASCE's 2005 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, released on March 9, concluded that the condition of US bridges has remained the same at a grade of C, while roads and mass transit systems continued to decline (from a D+ to D for roads and C- to D+ for transit).
- Category: General