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Alabama

2015 Report Card G.P.A.:
C-

2015 Report Card for Alabama's Infrastructure

To raise awareness about Alabama’s infrastructure needs, ASCE has released the inaugural ASCE 2015 Report Card for Alabama's Infrastructure on December 10th modeled after the ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.  Using a simple A to F school report card format, Alabama’s Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions and needs, assigning grades and making recommendations for how to raise the grades. Whether you download the brochure for a quick overview or read the full report, the Report Card reveals a lot about Alabama's infrastructure that most people wouldn't know. The 11 major categories included in the 2015 Alabama State Report Card are: aviation, energy, ports, rail, bridges, wastewater, inland waterways, roads, dams, drinking water, and transit. The grades and summaries of what was found are listed below. If you’d like further information on this Report Card or want to request a speaker for an event, simply email us at reportcard@asce.org.

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Alabama Infrastructure Grades

2015 Report Card G.P.A.:
C-
Aviation
B-
Bridges
C-
Dams
?
Drinking Water
C+
Energy
B
Inland Waterways
D+
Ports
B-
Rail
B-
Roads
D+
Transit
D
Waste & Storm Water
C-

A: Exceptional, B: Good, C: Mediocre, D: Poor, F: Failing, ?: Incomplete

Each category was evaluated on the basis of capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation

Key Facts About Alabama Infrastructure

Aviation

75 public-use airports

Bridges

1,405 of the 16,078 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$62.80 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Drinking Water

$7.9 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

11.081 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 6th

Hazardous Waste

14 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

1,270 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 6th nationally

Levees

17 miles of levees

Ports

69.5 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 12th nationally

Public Parks

$68.9 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

24 freight railroads covering 3,254 miles across the state, ranking 17th nationally by mileage

Roads

$1.2 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $321 /yr per motorist

Roads

10,401 of the state’s 101,811 public roads are major roads, and 6% are in poor condition

Schools

$5.1 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

6.6 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains

Wastewater

$4.4 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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