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America needs to invest far more than a trillion dollars to rebuild infrastructure

America needs to upgrade its transportation infrastructure, a longterm project that will be a test of its leadership.

America’s infrastructure, the system of waterways, highways, rail lines and airports that make up the transportation network of the country, isn’t failing, but it’s close, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official who oversees one of the main components of the system.

Major General Michael C. Wehr, president of the Mississippi River Commission, says the American Society of Civil Engineers gave America’s infrastructure system, including the Mississippi River and Tributaries Program, an overall GPA of D+.

Upgrading it could cost $3.6 trillion, according to General Wehr, who spoke at the MRC hearing in Greenville, Miss., during the MRC’s annual high-water inspection trip. The hearing took place on the Corps of Engineers’ motor vessel, MISSISSIPPI, April 2-7.

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