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Kentucky

2011 Report Card GPA:
C
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Kentucky Infrastructure Grades

2011 Report Card GPA:
C
Aviation
B-
Bridges
D
Dams
D
Drinking Water
C+
Energy
B-
Flood Control
C+
Inland Waterways
B
Roads
D
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 Kentucky Infrastructure

Aviation

55 public-use airports

Bridges

1,234 of the 14,116 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$60.10 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

179 high hazard dams

Dams

32% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Drinking Water

$6.2 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

3.02 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 28th

Hazardous Waste

14 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

1,590 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 4th nationally

Levees

125 miles of levees

Ports

94.7 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 7th nationally

Public Parks

$27.9 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

13 freight railroads covering 2,526 miles across the state, ranking 28th nationally by mileage

Roads

$941 million a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $315 /yr per motorist

Roads

6,960 of the state’s 79,321 public roads are major roads, and 7% are in poor condition

Schools

$1.0 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$2.1 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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