Released by ASCE-NCS.ORG on January 14, 2016

The National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2016 Report Card for D.C.’s Infrastructure on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

The report includes an evaluation of the District’s bridges, drinking water, energy, levees, parks, rail, roads, schools, solid waste, transit and wastewater.

D.C.'s Infrastructure received a "mediocre" grade. It is of only moderate quality; not very good. Because infrastructure has a direct impact on our lives every day—from the quality of water delivered through taps in our homes, to the condition of school buildings our children attend and to the condition and capacity of the roads and rails we travel on, those living or working in, and those governing D.C.'s infrastructure funding policies must invest adequately to safeguard its role that is vital to our economy, security, recreation, and safety.

Online (January 1, 2019): The ASCE National Capital Section kicked off its effort that will culminate in the release of the Report Card for D.C.’s Infrastructure 2020 (DCRC2020) in January 2020. This version of the Report Card will be an update to the 2016 edition that was released on January 14, 2016. The infrastructure components rated in the 2016 edition of the Report Card had included:

  • Bridges
  • Drinking Water
  • Energy
  • Levees
  • Parks
  • Rail
  • Roads
  • Schools
  • Solid Waste
  • Transit
  • Waste Water

Civil engineers, with at least 6-years of experience in any of the above listed infrastructure components, who have an interest in being a part of this important initiative are encouraged to contact Ranjit Sahai, the chairman of the NCS Special Committee on D.C.'s Infrastructure for details. By becoming a member of the team, civil engineers have the unique opportunity to be associated with an effort that has high visibility, conducts public outreach, and serves as an independent report of value to public infrastructure owners as they make the case for adequate funding to operate and maintain what the public relies on every day.