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In addition, ASCE developed five key solutions applicable to improving the overall state of our infrastructure: (1) increase federal leadership in infrastructure; (2) promote sustainability and resilience; (3) develop federal, regional, and state plans for infrastructure; (4) address life-cycle costs and ongoing maintenance needs; and (5) increase infrastructure investment from all stakeholders (ASCE, 2009, p. 11). Implementing these solutions will result, over time, in an improved infrastructure for the nation that will support the health, safety, and economic security of its citizens.


ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). 2009. 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. Available online at (accessed July 2009).

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