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| FEATURE

America Gets a D+
OUR COUNTRY'S INFRASTRUCTURE received a nearly-failing D+ grade from
the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), released March 7, 2017.
"This has to be a wake-up call for Congress. Our families and friends are
using dangerously old roads, highways and bridges every day," said Michael W.
Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. "We hope that Congress and the president
take this report seriously and make a significant investment in America's
infrastructure, because doing so creates jobs, builds up our economy and makes
our transportation network safe."
President Trump has promised a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure
over the next decade, but the ASCE estimates that $4.59 trillion is needed to
improve infrastructure to a good level by 2025. If the current spending levels
outlined in the FAST Act hold steady, the country will still fall short of that
figure by $2 trillion.
Sixteen categories of infrastructure were graded in the report card. America's
transit had the worst grade, a D-, and railways earned a B, the highest on the
report card. Aviation, dams and roads all received D grades, and bridges and
ports each earned C+ grades.
Greg DiLoreto, P.E., a past ASCE president and the current chair of the ASCE
Committee on America's Infrastructure, which prepared the Report Card, said
that while Congress and states made slight improvements to infrastructure,
it has not been enough.
"Our infrastructure bill is overdue and our inaction is costing American's
$3,400 per year in lost disposal income," he said. "To see real progress, we
need to make long-term infrastructure investment a priority. Investing now
will create economic opportunity, enhance quality of life, and ensure public
health and safety."
Read the report card at www.infrastructurereportcard.org.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017

NSSGA to Congress: Over-regulation is Crushing the Aggregates Industry
Dolese Bros. Co. Celebrates 115 Years
One Quarry Job Creates Five Others
CONEXPO-Con/Agg
Viva Las Vegas: Annual Convention Highlights
Rockpac Shatters Records
America Gets a D+
Students Designing Future Operations
Rip & Share
Service & Supply Guide
Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - Intro
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - NSSGA to Congress: Over-regulation is Crushing the Aggregates Industry
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - Dolese Bros. Co. Celebrates 115 Years
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - One Quarry Job Creates Five Others
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - CONEXPO-Con/Agg
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - Viva Las Vegas: Annual Convention Highlights
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - Rockpac Shatters Records
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - America Gets a D+
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - Students Designing Future Operations
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - Rip & Share
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - 45
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - Service & Supply Guide
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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