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Infrastructure Matters to Massachusetts

Whether you’re driving across roads and bridges, taking a shower, or charging your cell phone, infrastructure affects everyone in Massachusetts. Here are three places you can visit to find out more about Massachusetts’ infrastructure:

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Massachusetts Infrastructure Grades

2009 Report Card GPA:
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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 Massachusetts Infrastructure

Aviation

22 public-use airports

Bridges

487 of the 5,136 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$182.70 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

293 high hazard dams

Dams

98% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Drinking Water

$7.7 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

2.27 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 35th

Hazardous Waste

30 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

90 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 35th nationally

Levees

69 miles of levees

Ports

17.3 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 29th nationally

Public Parks

$12.1 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

11 freight railroads covering 896 miles across the state, ranking 41th nationally by mileage

Roads

7,340 of the state’s 36,330 public roads are major roads, and 19% are in poor condition

Roads

$2.3 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $478 /yr per motorist

Schools

$4.3 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$8.0 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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