National Press Club to Host "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing on The Sad State of America's Infrastructure -- and the Cost of Fixing It: Bridge to Recovery or Disaster?

Apr 18, 2013, 11:33 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Civil Engineers has just released its quadrennial report card on the U.S. infrastructure – and the overall grade was an alarming D+. And in the World Economic Forum's most recent ranking, the U.S. infrastructure was ranked 16th in the world – down from 7th in 2007. America's failure to invest in infrastructure has resulted in a steady decline – and many fear that decline will not only negatively impact the domestic economy, but could drastically reduce America's ability to compete in the global economy.


At a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on April 23, the president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Gregory DiLoreto, will review America's infrastructure problems and outline the steps and funding necessary to restore our infrastructure.

DiLoreto's career in public works spans 34 years. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tualatin Valley Water District in metropolitan Portland, OR. He has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Portland State University. Mr. DiLoreto is a registered civil and environmental engineer in the state of Oregon.

This National Press Club Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the club's Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

SOURCE National Press Club