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U.S. Lags Behind Germany, U.K. in Global Infrastructure Ranking

March 02, 2012

The U.S., the world’s biggest economy, is fourth in global infrastructure due to its low scores in three out of 10 criteria, according to Bloomberg Rankings data.

The U.S. lags behind the leaders in ratios for roads paved as a percentage of total roads, density of roads as a percentage of land area and the number of railway passengers transported times kilometers traveled.

The ranking examines the current state of basic air, road and rail infrastructure in terms of quantity and distance of goods transported and passengers carried.

Germany tops the ranking, followed by France and the U.K.

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