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

Colorado

Colorado Key Facts:

Dams

  • Colorado’s dam safety program has 12 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 145 state regulated dams.
  • Colorado has 387 high hazard dams.
  • 98% of the state regulated dams in Colorado have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Colorado’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $1,749,152.

Drinking Water

  • Colorado has reported $7.2 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Colorado has 18 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • Colorado has approximately 55 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • Colorado has reported $1.5 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Aviation

  • There are 76 public-use airports in Colorado.

Bridges

  • 536 of the 8,612 bridges in Colorado (6.2%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 902 of the 8,612 bridges in Colorado (10.4%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Colorado received $32.5 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Rail

  • Colorado has 15 freight railroads covering 2,688 miles across the state, ranking it 26th by mileage.

Roads

  • Colorado has 88,524 miles of public roads.
  • Colorado has 10,186 miles major roads, 17% of which are in poor condition.
  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Colorado motorists $2 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $534.56 per motorist.

Transit

  • Colorado has 106.1 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Colorado has reported an unmet need of $594 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in Colorado spent a total of $3.4 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Colorado schools have $4.7 billion in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • Colorado produces 5.133 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 19th.
 
Source: 2013 Report Card for Americas Infrastructure

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