By American Society of Civil Engineers Puerto Rico Section.
The role and importance of infrastructure is top of mind for Puerto Ricans who saw first-hand how failures impacted our public health
and safety after Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017. This Report Card finds that Puerto Rico needs to increase investment by $1.3 billion to $2.3 billion annually – or $13 to $23 billion over 10 years – to update infrastructure in order to support economic growth and competitiveness. However, when considering deferred maintenance and hurricane-related recovery projects, the investment gap is even larger.