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

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Key Facts:

Dams

  • Massachusetts’s dam safety program has 5.7 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 262 state regulated dams.
  • Massachusetts has 262 high hazard dams.
  • 98% of the state regulated dams in Massachusetts have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Massachusetts’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $1,245,256.

Drinking Water

  • Massachusetts has reported $7.7 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Massachusetts has 30 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • Massachusetts has approximately 69 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • Massachusetts has reported $8 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Aviation

  • There are 40 public-use airports in Massachusetts.

Bridges

  • 487 of the 5,136 bridges in Massachusetts (9.5%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 2,207 of the 5,136 bridges in Massachusetts (43%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Massachusetts received $182.7 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • Massachusetts has 90 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 35th in the nation.

Ports

  • Massachusetts’s ports handled 17.3 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 29th in the nation.

Rail

  • Massachusetts has 11 freight railroads covering 896 miles across the state, ranking it 41th by mileage.

Roads

  • Massachusetts has 36,330 miles of public roads.
  • Massachusetts has 7,340 miles of major roads, 19% of which are in poor condition.
  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Massachusetts motorists $2.3 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $478.01 per motorist.

Transit

  • Massachusetts has 408.3 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Massachusetts has reported an unmet need of $12.1 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in Massachusetts spent a total of $2.9 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Massachusetts schools have $4.3 billion in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • Massachusetts produces 2.270 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 35th.
 
Source: 2013 Report Card for Americas Infrastructure

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