Why Now?


ASCE Report

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) report card depicts the condition and performance of America’s infrastructure. Like a school report card, it assigns grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.

While we recognize the need to repair aging and inferior infrastructure, we are still not investing in the backbone of our economy. Failure to act costs every U.S. household 
$3,300 a year,
which is equivalent to
a $4.358 billion cost
to our economy.



Coalition for Smarter Infrastructure 

The coalition wants Congress to encourage smarter infrastructure projects. Bentley is part of this coalition and is actively working with Congress.

By leveraging technology, roads can be built in a cost-effective manner that is durable and sustainable and meets our anticipated needs for years to come.


These vital lifelines connect all 50 states, making their upkeep a necessity.


When bridges fail, the results
can be catastrophic.


With about 617,000 bridges in the U.S. to date, their upkeep is vital for travel.


It is a downward spiral unless we make
a change and reimagine the future.

Rail & Transit

Goods and people need reliable, faster means of travel, so rail and transit systems need to be in state of good repair (SGR).