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Florida

2012 Report Card GPA:
C-

Florida infrastructure report card information provided by the American Society of Civil Engineers2012 Report Card for Florida's Infrastructure

The Florida Section of ASCE released the original Report Card for Florida’s Infrastructure in 2008. Regrettably most of the category grades have stayed the same or gotten worse since that time. More specifically the following grades got worse since the original release in 2008:
  • Coastal Areas dropped from a C+ to a D-
  • Energy from a D+ to a D
  • Flood Control from a C to a D+
  • Stormwater from a C+ to a C
  • Transit from a C+ to a C
  • Water and Sewer from a B- to a C

5 Key Solutions to Raise the Grades

  • Transportation Investment strategies reformed to systematically identify investment needs across all modes, to pursue reliable revenue sources for maintaining and expanding the transportation system to accomplish targeted investment priorities.
  • Reinstate Coastal and Aquatic Managed Area funding in the State budget so that critical natural resources that support Florida’s economy and environment are protected. Strategically targeted coastal land acquisition is one of the best ways to protect Florida’s remaining undeveloped coastal areas.
  • Enact a Federal Flood Control Trust Act in Florida to provide dedicated and reliable Federal assistance for rehabilitation of flood control infrastructure in Florida.
  • Florida’s role in maintaining and improving Florida’s Spaceport is to provide the necessary support facilities such as investing in the improvement to Kennedy Space Center to meet the Spaceport’s specific and unique needs, upgrading roads and maintaining the natural environment around the Spaceport and focusing on developing a research park. This will attract more funding and provide a backdrop for a more ambitious future space missions.
  • Improve the safety and security of the State of Florida’s educational facilities. Increase federal grants for high poverty and high need school districts. Continue the local County sales tax increases to support the State of Florida’s educational facilities.

View Florida Infrastructure facts.

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Florida Infrastructure Grades

2012 Report Card GPA:
C-
Aviation
B-
Bridges
B
Coastal Areas
D-
Education
D+
Energy
D
Flood Control
D+
Ports
C
Roads
C
Transit
C
Urban Runoff
C
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 Florida Infrastructure

Aviation

100 public-use airports

Bridges

259 of the 12,070 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$91.30 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

37% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

79 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$16.5 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

4.664 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 21st

Hazardous Waste

55 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

1,540 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 7th nationally

Levees

1,824 miles of levees

Ports

91.5 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 8th nationally

Public Parks

$31.3 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

14 freight railroads covering 2,907 miles across the state, ranking 23rd nationally by mileage

Roads

$2.5 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $181 /yr per motorist

Roads

15,073 of the state’s 121,829 public roads are major roads, and 4% are in poor condition

Schools

$8.9 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$19.6 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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