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Maryland

2011 Report Card GPA:
C-

MD2011 Report Card for Maryland's Infrastructure

The 2011Report Card for Maryland’s Infrastructure focuses its attention on Maryland’s transit, road, dam, bridge, and stormwater infrastructure and the Baltimore metropolitan area’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. The Report Card is an informational compilation of assessments for the select categories of infrastructure and highlights the need for improvements to our infrastructure. Current events from failures on transit lines, increasing congestion of roads, existing liability of dams, deterioration that comes with aging of bridges, and massive water main failures, all lead to a need to focus on Maryland’s infrastructure as a critical task now and in the future.
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Maryland Infrastructure Grades

2011 Report Card GPA:
C-
Bridges
B-
Dams
C
Drinking Water
C-
Roads
C-
Transit
C-
Urban Runoff
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 Maryland Infrastructure

Aviation

18 public-use airports

Bridges

333 of the 5,291 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$105.10 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

82 high hazard dams

Dams

94% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Drinking Water

$6.9 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

2.241 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 34th

Hazardous Waste

20 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

530 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 18th nationally

Levees

31 miles of levees

Ports

45.3 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 17th nationally

Public Parks

$121.5 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

9 freight railroads covering 755 miles across the state, ranking 43rd nationally by mileage

Roads

4,596 of the state’s 32,372 public roads are major roads, and 20% are in poor condition

Roads

$1.9 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $460 /yr per motorist

Schools

$3.9 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$8.5 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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