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


Indiana Key Facts:

Water and Environment


  • Indiana’s dam safety program has 5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 216.8 state regulated dams.
  • Indiana has 279 high hazard dams.
  • 16% of the state regulated dams in Indiana have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Indiana’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $392,000.

Drinking Water

  • Indiana has reported $5.9 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Indiana has 33 sites on the National Priorities List.


  • Indiana has approximately 424 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.


  • Indiana has reported $7.1 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.



  • There are 107 public-use airports in Indiana.


  • 2,036 of the 18,789 bridges in Indiana (10.8%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 2,188 of the 18,789 bridges in Indiana (11.6%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Indiana received $57.9 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • Indiana has 350 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 24th in the nation.


  • Indiana’s ports handled 56.5 million short tons of cargo in 2009, ranking it 14th in the nation.


  • Indiana has 42 freight railroads covering 4,273 miles across the state, ranking it 9th by mileage.


  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Indiana motorists $1.249 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $225 per motorist.
  • 17% of Indiana’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
  • Indiana has 95,680 public road miles.
  • Indiana’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 11,672 per capita, ranking it 8th in the nation.
  • Indiana’s gas tax of 38.0 cents per gallon has not been increased in 1 year.


  • Indiana has 31,678 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Public Facilities

Parks and Recreation

  • Indiana has reported an unmet need of $443 million for its parks system.


  • Public school districts in Indiana spent a total of $2.4 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Indiana schools have $3.9 billion in infrastructure funding needs.


  • Indiana produces 3.699 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 38th.


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