In his State of the Union address, President Trump set an encouraging vision to reclaim America’s “building heritage” and advance economic prosperity in calling for $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investment. Now, Congress must act with urgency, build on bipartisan consensus, and deliver a bill that will benefit American workers, commuters, and families. Each American could save $3,400 a year just by improving our infrastructure. From crumbling roads and bridges to aging water systems and overburdened electrical grids, the impacts of having fallen behind are worrisome. Without a focused effort, the American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that, by 2025, the United States will incur $3.9 trillion in losses to GDP, $7 trillion in lost business sales and 2.5 million in lost American jobs.
Source: The Hill