Brian Pallasch, Manager of Government Relations, American Society of Civil Engineers. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rates the nation’s infrastructure at only a D+. “Our nation is at a crossroads. Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy, and improvements are necessary to ensure our country is built for the future. While we have made some progress, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative action from Congress, states, infrastructure owners, and the American people.” What are the solutions?