>> America's crumbling roads and other aging infrastructure is going to need a lot more than the $1 trillion President Trump says he'd like to spend. The American Society of Civil Engineers, Thursday, putting the price tag for fixing things, like America's bridges, tunnels, and schools at $4.6 trillion by the year 2025.
And even then, the engineering association says the nation's infrastructure would only get the passing grade of a B-. That's much better, though, than the long-standing D+ that's been slapped on America's infrastructure in the report card put out every four years. The latest rebuke over the state of airports, public transport and even dams could serve as a rallying cry for President Trump's investment plans.
Just last month, problems at the 49-year-old Oroville Dam in California forced the evacuation of 200,000 residents nearby. Trump wants to invest $1 trillion in shoring up public works, which could also boost the economy through job creation. State governors have been lining up at The White House hat in hand, hoping to get a piece of the action, but the GOP Congress has so far, seemed cool to the idea.