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Michigan

2009 Report Card GPA:
D

The State of Michigan is a unique position
of being surrounded by the Great Lakes,
an abundant supply of fresh water. Yet the
State faces crucial funding challenges both
in treating and distributing clean drinking
water to continue to meet the level of service
demands of its residents.

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Michigan Infrastructure Grades

2009 Report Card GPA:
D
Aviation
C
Dams
D
Drinking Water
D
Energy
C-
Inland Waterways
C-
Roads
D
Transit
D+
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 Michigan Infrastructure

Aviation

95 public-use airports

Bridges

1,298 of the 11,022 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$101.60 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

88 high hazard dams

Dams

95% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Drinking Water

$13.8 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

4.083 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 25th

Hazardous Waste

66 sites on the National Priorities List

Levees

159 miles of levees

Ports

57.5 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 15th nationally

Public Parks

$272.0 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

26 freight railroads covering 3,634 miles across the state, ranking 12th nationally by mileage

Roads

16,251 of the state’s 122,051 public roads are major roads, and 22% are in poor condition

Roads

$3.8 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $539 /yr per motorist

Schools

$8.9 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$3.7 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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