What the civil engineers’ ranking really shows is that the United States can create an opportunity to surpass our competition, succeed at “A” levels in the global economy and improve our quality of life if we understand the needed improvements at all local levels. Our country continues to demonstrate an ability to compete and innovate at high levels when we grasp the problems we face.
How You Can Help:
- Click http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/executive-summary/ to see how your state ranks and get a complete assessment of its impact on your life.
- The World Economic Forum determined that nations with the worst infrastructures have the worst competitive advantage. Included are overall rankings, and separate categories for worst ports, roads, railroads and air transport. Are your supply chains included? Do you have family and friends in other countries? Where did major storms or catastrophic events happen? Where do you travel?
- The National Climate Assessment included for the first time the affects of climate change on the nation’s aging infrastructure. Learn how this knowledge affects you. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/infrastructure-threatened-by-climate-change-poses-a-national-crisis/
- We are all in this together. Your awareness can make a difference.