Connecticut Gets ‘Middle of the Road’ Grade in 2022 Infrastructure Report Card
Infrastructure is kind of a big deal, well not just kind of, it IS a big deal and with elections coming up in November, infrastructure may not be the #1 thing on voters' minds, but it certainly is a huge concern.
What is Infrastructure, you ask? According to the Infrastructure Report Card:
Infrastructure includes surface transportation networks such as bridges, streets for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and railroads carrying freight and passengers. Infrastructure also includes water systems: sourcing, treating, and sending clean water to the tap, plus wastewater collection and treatment facilities.
Infrastructure includes a lot of things you rely on each and every day but don't think too much about until they don't work, then it's a huge problem. The Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, with the American Society of Civil Engineers, evaluated Connecticut's roads, rail transportation, bridges, drinking water systems, and wastewater systems.
Just from the small time I have driven Connecticut roads and highways, I didn't expect a great grade and that ended up being true with a grade of D+. Rail transportation received a grade of B, which was the highest of the five networks evaluated. Bridges, drinking water, and wastewater all have shown slight increases since 2018, making the overall grade for all five Infrastructure networks a 'C'.
The Report Card offers a lot more information, but that is just a small sample of what you can find out. It offers key facts about Connecticut's infrastructure including aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, hazardous waste, inland waterways, levees, public parks, ports, rail, roads, schools, solid waste, stormwater, transit, and wastewater.
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