District of Columbia
District of Columbia Key Facts:
Water and Environment
- The District of Columbia has reported $874 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- The District of Columbia has 8 sites on the National Priorities List.
- The District of Columbia has approximately 2 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.
- The District of Columbia has reported $2.5 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- There are 3 public-use airports in the District of Columbia.
- 30 of the 239 bridges in the District of Columbia (12.6%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 155 of the 239 bridges in the District of Columbia (64.9%) are considered functionally obsolete.
- The District of Columbia received $26.1 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.
- The District of Columbia has 10 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 39th in the nation.
- The District of Columbia has 3 freight railroads covering 19 miles across the state, ranking it 49th by mileage.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs District of Columbia motorists $311 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $833 per motorist.
- 99% of the District of Columbia’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
- The District of Columbia has 1,505 public road miles.
- The District of Columbia’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 5,936 per capita, ranking it 51st in the nation.
- The District of Columbia’s gas tax of 23.5 cents per gallon has not been increased in 3 years.
- The District of Columbia has 418,126 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.
Parks and Recreation
- The District of Columbia has reported an unmet need of $11.6 million for its parks system.
- Public school districts in the District of Columbia spent a total of $548 million on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
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