Civil Engineers Give Washington ‘C’ on Infrastructure Report

January 2019

Even with a report card grade of “C” from the local chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the organization says that Washington shows progress while working to prepare for its future.

The 2019 Washington Infrastructure Report Card, released in mid-January, was the first for since a 2013 report card, which also gave the state a “C” after examining the condition of the state’s aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, roads, schools, stormwater, transit and wastewater.

As the state’s population continues to increase, grades for bridges (C+), schools (C+), roads (C-) and transit (C-) all showed increases since 2013. The Seattle area continues to enjoy the fastest transit ridership growth in the nation while continually building new transit connections.

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