The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released an update to its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure Android/iOS app for tablets and website featuring new state data and graphics. The update is available for free download in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and at www.infrastructurereportcard.org, and includes new video content, graphs, chart, and 20 new case studies or “success stories” that underscore the benefits of investing in infrastructure.
The Report Card originally released in March 2013 graded the nation’s infrastructure at a D+, highlighting the need for further investment in the 16 categories documented in the report, including roads, dams, and drinking water. This app update does not change the grades or evaluation from the 2013 report, but does update the state-level data to provide the most current information of each state’s infrastructure.
The new success stories highlight projects across the country:
- Small Community Airport Access Program (Virginia)
- Interstate 95 Pawtucket River Bridge Replacement (Rhode Island)
- Ohio Targets Dam Safety Improvements
- Wichita Falls Turns Wastewater into Drinking Water (Texas)
- San Francisco Public Utilities Commission – Water System Improvement Program (California)
- Maine Power Reliability Program
- Minnesota Embraces Solar Power
- Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier (Louisiana)
- Atlanta’s 22-Mile Beltline Park (Georgia)
- Birmingham’s Railroad Park (Alabama)
- Port of Vancouver Expands Freight Access in Public-Private Partnership (Washington)
- Port Everglades and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Strategic Intermodal System
- San Bruno Rail Elevation Improves Safety and Helps Revitalize Downtown (California)
- Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Illinois)
- Wisconsin Employs 3D Modeling for New Projects
- Going for Green at Ohio School Offers Energy Efficiency, Savings, and Learning Opportunities
- Reducing Waste as a Part of a Sustainable DC (District of Columbia)
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Boosts Economic Development (New Jersey)
- Philadelphia Water Department Turns Waste into Energy to Save Big on Power Bills (Pennsylvania)
- Pete V. Domenici Federal Courthouse (New Mexico)
The Report Card also includes the latest infrastructure statistics for all 50 states and Washington, D.C. With this update, each state’s page now includes the most recent data released on bridges, dams, drinking water, ports, roads, and transit.