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District of Columbia

2016 Report Card G.P.A.:
C-

The 2016 DC Infrastructure Report Card was recently released. See how DC ranks.2016 DC Infrastructure Report Card Released

The National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)  released the 2016 Report Card for D.C.’s Infrastructure on Thursday, January 14th. The report includes an evaluation of the District’s bridges, drinking water, energy, levees, parks, rail, roads, schools, solid waste, transit and wastewater.

Infrastructure has a direct impact on our lives every day—from the water we drink, to the schools our children attend and to the roads and rails we travel. Infrastructure is vital to our economy, security, recreation, and safety.

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District of Columbia Infrastructure Grades

2016 Report Card G.P.A.:
C-
Bridges
B-
Drinking Water
C+
Energy
C
Levees
D-
Parks
C+
Rail
B-
Roads
D+
Schools
C-
Solid Waste
C+
Transit
D
Wastewater
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 District of Columbia Infrastructure

Bridges

21 of the 252 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$26.1 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Drinking Water

$1.6 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Hazardous Waste

8 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

10 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 39th nationally

Levees

2 miles of levees

Ports

100 thousand short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 44th nationally

Public Parks

$11.6 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

3 freight railroads covering 19 miles across the state, ranking 49th nationally by mileage

Roads

$425 million a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $1,061 /yr per motorist

Roads

298 of the state’s 1,502 public roads are major roads, and 95% are in poor condition

Transit

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

Wastewater

$2.5 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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