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Monday, September 19

Crumbling infrastructure ranks U.S. behind Barbados

Evansville Courier & Press: "WASHINGTON — There's nothing wrong with America's infrastructure that trillions of dollars can't cure.

Any number of recent studies has cited the nation's crumbling roads, deteriorating bridges, inefficient airports and leaky dams as a reason for public concern and a deterioration of America's standing on the international stage.

The World Economic Forum, which as recently as 1995 listed U.S. infrastructure as tops in the world, now maintains the country has slipped to 23rd place behind, among others, Barbados. The American Society of Civil Engineers, in its most recent infrastructure report card, gave the country a "D'' and asserted it would require an investment of $2.2 trillion over five years to get it in shape."