Jobs linked to roads, bridges

Civil engineers say nation’s infrastructure has a ‘D’ grade

The Oxford Press

A new job creation strategy has emerged out of Washington, D.C., this week to put people back to work by improving the nation’s infrastructure — the road, water, rail, air and technology systems traveled by people everyday.


America’s aging, underfunded and overburdened infrastructure has a “D” grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers.


To fund infrastructure improvements, two main proposals are on the table. One co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was introduced Friday. The second was introduced earlier this year by other U.S. senators and was endorsed by President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act Thursday. The proposals call to create a national infrastructure bank.


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