Michigan Key Facts:www.MichiganReportCard.com.
How is Michigan’s Infrastructure Doing?
- Michigan’s dam safety program has 3.5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 291 state regulated dams.
- Michigan has 88 high hazard dams.
- 95% of the state regulated dams in Michigan have an Emergency Action Plan.
- Michigan’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $487,200.
- Michigan has reported $13.8 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- Michigan has 66 sites on the National Priorities List.
- Michigan has approximately 159 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.
- Michigan has reported $3.7 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- There are 229 public-use airports in Michigan.
- 1,298 of the 11,022 bridges in Michigan (11.8%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 1,720 of the 11,022 bridges in Michigan (15.6%) are considered functionally obsolete.
- Michigan received $101.6 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.
- Michigan’s ports handled 57.5 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 15th in the nation.
- Michigan has 26 freight railroads covering 3,634 miles across the state, ranking it 12th by mileage.
- Michigan has 122,051 miles of public roads.
- Michigan has 16,251 miles of major roads, 22% of which are in poor condition.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs Michigan motorists $3.8 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $538.96 per motorist.
- Michigan has 101.1 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.
Parks and Recreation
- Michigan has reported an unmet need of $272 million for its parks system.
- Public school districts in Michigan spent a total of $5.5 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
- It is estimated that Michigan schools have $8.9 billion in infrastructure funding needs.
- Michigan produces 4.083 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 25th.
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