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Louisiana

2012 Report Card GPA:
C-

LouisianaInfastructureReportCard2012 12012 Report Card for Louisiana's Infrastructure

The Report Card for Louisiana’s Infrastructure is a practical, yet powerful tool. Where infrastructure is marginally performing, or in risk of failing, immediate action should be taken by the public and our elected leaders to reverse the trend and to improve the grade. Each category that was reviewed contains specific recommendations by infrastructure experts so our leaders will have a clear course of action. The Louisiana Section of ASCE's overriding goal for this project is to share our knowledge and expertise with the public to help make Louisiana a stronger, safer, healthier and more prosperous community that serves all of its citizens’ needs.

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Louisiana Infrastructure Grades

2012 Report Card GPA:
C-
Aviation
C
Bridges
D+
Dams
B-
Drinking Water
C-
Levees
C-
Ports
C-
Roads
D
Solid Waste
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 Louisiana Infrastructure

Aviation

56 public-use airports

Bridges

1,827 of the 13,050 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$171.70 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

45 high hazard dams

Dams

100% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Drinking Water

$5.3 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

3.577 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 30th

Hazardous Waste

9 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

2,820 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 2nd nationally

Levees

3,122 miles of levees

Ports

510.8 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 1st nationally

Public Parks

$207.0 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

17 freight railroads covering 2,858 miles across the state, ranking 24th nationally by mileage

Roads

$1.3 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $464 /yr per motorist

Roads

6,559 of the state’s 61,326 public roads are major roads, and 19% are in poor condition

Schools

$7.3 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$4.0 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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