The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has graded the nations overall infrastructure at a D+. According to the organization, this adds up to a funding shortfall of $2 trillion.
The report finds that more than two out of every five miles of interstate roads are congested and the traffic delays cost the United States $160 billion in wasted time and fuel cost.
What can be done? The ASCE recommends:
Increased funding from all levels of government, prioritize maintenance to maximize the lifespan of roads, tackle congestion through technologies, and by raising the federal motor fuels tax.