At the Outset of 2015, a Consideration of America's Unsettlingly Poor (and Worsening) Infrastructure
On this edition of StudioTulsa, as the new year gets underway, we take a look at this country's crumbling infrastructure. In doing so, we review the detailed findings of the latest "Report Card for America's Infrastructure," which is created every four years by the nonprofit American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This report card evaluates the condition and performance of the nation's infrastructure in a familiar "letter grade" format across a range subject areas; these grades are based on physical conditions as well as investments now required for improvement. The overall "GPA" that the ASCE awards our nation's infrastructure, you ask? At last tally, it was a "D+" (ouch!). Our guest is Bob Stevens, the current president of the ASCE, who reviews, explains, and expands on this report card's findings.