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Report Card: Maine's Transportation Infrastructure Needs Improvement
03/19/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

The American Society of Civil Engineers today released its 2013 Report Card - and there's definitely room for improvement - a lot of room - both nationally and here in Maine. The survey, which is carried out every four years, finds the nation's roads, bridges, public transportation networks, water and sewage systems, school facilities, power grids, and other basic but essential public assets score a D-plus - a slight improvement on the D scored in 2009. But the report concludes that a $3.6 trillion investment is needed to rescue our near-failing infrastructure systems by 2020.  To look more at the state of Maine's individual report card, Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter spoke with Will Haskell, from the Maine branch of the ASCE.

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Report Card: Maine's Transportation Infrastructur
Originally Aired: 3/19/2013 5:30 PM

Route 26 bridge

A bridge on Route 26 in Portland undergoes replacement two years ago.

Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter talks with Will Haskell of the Maine branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  The group today released its 2013 Report Card on the state of the nation's - and Maine's - infrastructure.

Photo by Tom Porter.


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