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America's GPA: D+
Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:
$3.6 Trillion


Arizona Key Facts:


2014 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure is Coming Soon

The 2014 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure is coming soon.  Please check back with us for this new Report Card!

Water and Environment


  • Arizona’s dam safety program has 5.5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 44.9 state regulated dams.
  • Arizona has 142 high hazard dams.
  • 95% of the state regulated dams in Arizona have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Arizona’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $476,000.

Drinking Water

  • Arizona has reported $7.4 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Arizona has 9 sites on the National Priorities List.


  • Arizona has approximately 1,293 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.


  • Arizona has reported $5.2 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.



  • There are 79 public-use airports in Arizona.


  • 247 of the 7,835 bridges in Arizona (3.2%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 721 of the 7,835 bridges in Arizona (9.2%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Arizona received $19.5 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.


  • Arizona has 10 freight railroads covering 1,683 miles across the state, ranking it 36th by mileage.


  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Arizona motorists $887 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $205 per motorist.
  • 52% of Arizona’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
  • Arizona has 60,439 public road miles.
  • Arizona’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 9,366 per capita, ranking it 35th in the nation.
  • Arizona’s gas tax of 19 cents per gallon has not been increased in 22 years.


  • Arizona has 90,786 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Public Facilities

Parks and Recreation

  • Arizona has reported an unmet need of $377 million for its parks system.


  • Public school districts in Arizona spent a total of $3.8 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Arizona schools have $6.4 billion in infrastructure funding needs.


  • Arizona produces 6.941 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 14th.


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