By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) — The American Society of Civil Engineers has given Illinois a C-minus on its Infrastructure Report Card.
Kristina Swallow, the society’s past-president, says there are problems with bridges and roads and there is a need for funding for future aviation growth. She is hoping that the new congress will work with the president on federal funding for projects.
“Unfortunately what we haven’t seen in a really long time is a federal investment in our infrastructure, an increase in that federal investment to match the increases that have happened with inflation over a decade,” Swallow said.
Recent polling from POLITICO and Harvard shows that increasing infrastructure spending is one of the top priorities for Americans for the new Congress.
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