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The Florida Section, after over a year worth of effort and hard work, has released the 2008 Report Card for Florida’s Infrastructure.
The highlights - err… lowlights of the Report Card include the need for a $200 Billion investment over the next 20 years and grades of “D +’s” for Florida’s schools and Energy conditions.
While Florida did receive an overall grade of “C”, it, like much of the country, is experiencing significant population growth and the existing infrastructure there is already strained to keep up with the current needs.
To quote the Report Card, “Florida’s already overburdened public services will be further threatened without proper investment in the additional capacity needed to support the increasing population.”
Unless these problems are addressed I am afraid that the next time Florida’s infrastructure is assessed the grades will be much worse. The need to establish a long term solution to the infrastructure woes of Florida has never been clearer.
To view Florida’s Report Card please visit
Here are a few links to news items about the Florida Report Card for further reading