US ranks low on global infrastructure spending scale

World Today

The recent derailment of an AMTRAK train near the Northeastern U.S. city of Philadelphia has highlighted U.S.’s focus on its own infrastructure investments in compared to other countries. While investigators are still trying to find the cause of the derailment, there are already some U.S. politicians saying more U.S. infrastructure investment is needed. CCTV America’s Karina Huber filed this report.

US ranks low on global infrastructure spending scale

US ranks low on global infrastructure spending scale

The recent derailment of an AMTRAK train near the Northeastern U.S. city of Philadelphia has highlighted U.S.'s focus on its own infrastructure investments in compared to other countries. While investigators are still trying to find the cause of the derailment, there are already some U.S. politicians saying more U.S. infrastructure investment is needed. CCTV America's Karina Huber filed this report.


A look at what some countries spend on infrastructure

Infrastructure spending as a share of GDP
Click for larger version

Data from the most current year available by country. Figures based on total amount spent as a share of that country’s GDP and are adjusted for inflation. U.S data from the Congressional Budget Office. China data via Statista.com. All other countries via stats.oecd.org.


A look at America’s focus on infrastructure from someone in Engineering
CCTV America’s Karina Huber spoke with Andy Herrmann, a partner at Hardesty & Hanover Consulting Engineers in Boston and a former President of the American Society of Civil Engineers about the state of the U.S.’s infrastructure.

A look at America's focus on infrastructure from someone in Engineering

A look at America's focus on infrastructure from someone in Engineering

CCTV America's Karina Huber spoke with Andy Herrmann, a partner at Hardesty & Hanover Consulting Engineers in Boston and a former President of the American Society of Civil Engineers about the state of the U.S.'s infrastructure.