• infrastructure Mar 4

    US Infrastructure Gets C- From Engineers as Roads Stagnate

    America’s infrastructure has scored near-failing grades for its deteriorating roads, public transit and storm water systems due to years of inaction from the federal government

  • Minnesota Jan 31, 2019

    Long Johns to Short Sleeves: Rapid Thaw to Follow Polar Blast

    In Illinois, temperatures could rise by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice jam on the Muskegon River could lead to flooding. And across the Midwest, the warmer forecast was sure to bring more broken roads and busted water mains....
    The polar vortex that brought many cities to a standstill was expected to come...

  • Associated Press Jan 30, 2019

    Deadly Polar Vortex Plunges States in Below Freezing Temps

    A deadly polar vortex has descended on the Midwest. The extreme winter temperatures are already being blamed for several deaths. As much as 85 percent of the continental United States was below freezing Wednesday. Winds pushed the temperatures as low as 70 degrees below zero in some areas.

  • Baltimore Jan 10, 2018

    Cold Snap Exposes Cracks in Upkeep of Timeworn Schools

    The recent spell of cold weather exposed the poor state of school buildings in many big-city districts, including Baltimore, where the failure of heating systems closed dozens of institutions after children were left shivering in frigid classrooms. Schools were challenged in other cities affected by the cold snap, including Philadelphia and Bridgeport , Connecticut’s largest city, as pipes burst, heating...

  • United States Mar 9, 2017

    Engineer Society Gives US Infrastructure Failing Grade

    The American Society of Civil Engineers released a report card on the country’s infrastructure Thursday, giving America’s bridges, roads and dams a failing D+ grade. The report card came weeks after a damaged California dam prompted the evacuation of thousands of Northern Californians.

  • Donald Trump Mar 9, 2017

    US Infrastructure Gets Another Near-Failing Grade From Engineer Society

    Airports and roads are clogged, bridges are reaching old age and dams are getting more hazardous across the United States, says the American Society of Civil Engineers, as it issued American infrastructure a grade of D+ in its quadrennial report card Thursday. “Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy, and improvements are necessary to...

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