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


Hawaii Key Facts:

Water and Environment


  • Hawaii’s dam safety program has 5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 28.4 state regulated dams.
  • Hawaii has 75 high hazard dams.
  • 94% of the state regulated dams in Hawaii have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Hawaii’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $754,000.

Drinking Water

  • Hawaii has reported $191 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Hawaii has 3 sites on the National Priorities List.


  • Hawaii has approximately 16 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.


  • Hawaii has reported $1.8 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.



  • There are 15 public-use airports in Hawaii.


  • 146 of the 1,131 bridges in Hawaii (12.9%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 359 of the 1,131 bridges in Hawaii (31.7%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Hawaii received $28.7 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.


  • Hawaii’s ports handled 19 million short tons of cargo in 2009, ranking it 29th in the nation.


  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Hawaii motorists $456 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $515 per motorist.
  • 49% of Hawaii’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
  • Hawaii has 4,370 public road miles.
  • Hawaii’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 7,331 per capita, ranking it 48th in the nation.
  • Hawaii’s gas tax of 47.1 cents per gallon has not been increased in 1 year.


  • Hawaii has 74,782 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Public Facilities

Parks and Recreation

  • Hawaii has reported an unmet need of $28 million for its parks system.


  • Public school districts in Hawaii spent a total of $215 million on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Hawaii schools have $3.4 billion in infrastructure funding needs.


  • Hawaii produces .817 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 48th.


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