â€śInfrastructure maintenance and renewal is critical for sustaining the economic engine of California,â€ť according to the California Infrastructure Report Card 2012.Â Released Wednesday at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, the California Infrastructure Report Card reveals that Californiaâ€™s infrastructure earned an overall grade of â€śCâ€ť and calls for an annual investment need of $65 billion over the next ten years. ASCE president-elect, Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E.,Â joined Board Member Jennifer Epp, P.E. and the California Report Card Committee for the release.
Based on the research and analysis of more than 100 industry experts with specialized technical expertise, the Report Card provides a fact-based assessment of Californiaâ€™s infrastructure and an evaluation and letter grade for eight of Californiaâ€™s critical infrastructure areas: aviation (C+), levees/flood control (D), ports (B-), solid waste (B), transportation (C-), urban runoff (D+), wastewater (C+), and water systems (C).Â Lower revenue levels and a budget crunch have led to $650 billion in needed infrastructure projects throughout the state over the next 10 years in spite of Californians voting to allocate over $42 billion in infrastructure bonds to these projects since 2006.
The California Report Card can be viewed here.