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Did anyone catch the December article on Bloomberg Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much? The article cites data by New York University's Marron Institute of Urban Management that mile for mile the US is a global leader (not a good thing) in transportation infrastructure costs. The Boston Green Line Extension is cited as a case study of a project that has gone pear shaped (my words). What is the fix? I don't think it's simply skills. Does the ASCE have a role in giving a grade for infrastructure project planning and execution (e.g., cost, schedule, and quality) , analogous to the report card it prepares for existing infrastructure? The infrastructure bill that recently passed is great news. However, if no one is watching how the money is spent, and history repeats as it oft does, the regrets will include less projects and less CEs employed than otherwise possible.