ASCE: California Releases State Infrastructure Report Card, Stating Need For $650 Billion In Investments

“Infrastructure maintenance and renewal is critical for sustaining the economic engine of California,” according to the California Infrastructure Report Card 2012.  Released Wednesday at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, the California Infrastructure Report Card reveals that California’s infrastructure earned an overall grade of “C” and calls for an annual investment need of $65 billion over the next ten years. ASCE president-elect, Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E.,  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 California’s infrastructure and an evaluation and letter grade for eight of California’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).  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.

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