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Civil Engineers to Grade Maryland’s Infrastructure in Virtual News Conference

Civil Engineers to Grade Maryland’s Infrastructure in Virtual News Conference

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will virtually unveil its 2020 Report Card for Maryland’s Infrastructure on March 19, 2020. The report analyzes 12 infrastructure categories pertinent to Maryland: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, ports, rail, roads, schools, solid waste, stormwater, transit and wastewater. Due to concerns of risks posed by large gatherings during the current spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the report will be revealed through a virtual press conference. ASCE holds paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public. 

Maryland has a strong economy that supports a dense population, which makes the need for us to invest in the state’s infrastructure even greater to support businesses, industries and people. Through its highways, ports, airports and energy grid, Maryland’s infrastructure is vastly interconnected to the economic success of the entire Mid-Atlantic region. The state has been supporting these systems, but challenges remain. Like all coastal states, Maryland faces the constant pressures of climate variability and heavy use on aging infrastructure. This report will help citizens and decision-makers understand how Maryland’s infrastructure is faring and what can be done to modernize its systems.    

WHAT: News Conference on the Release of the 2020 Report Card for Maryland’s Infrastructure

WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. EST

WHERE: Virtual News Conference

Go to: https://asce.adobeconnect.com/marylandreportcard2020/

WHO:   American Society of Civil Engineers

Carrie Nicholson, P.E., President, ASCE Maryland Section and Chair, ASCE 2020 Report Card for Maryland’s Infrastructure

Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County Department of the Environmental Protection

Media interested in calling in or covering the report should contact Kevin Longley at (202) 701-8768 or klongley@asce.org.