Missouri Key Facts:Read the full Report Card here.
How’s Missouri’s Infrastructure Doing?
- Missouri’s dam safety program has 5.5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 122 state regulated dams.
- Missouri has 453 high hazard dams.
- 60% of the state regulated dams in Missouri have an Emergency Action Plan.
- Missouri’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $395,644.
- Missouri has reported $8.4 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- Missouri has 33 sites on the National Priorities List.
- Missouri has approximately 2,458 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.
- Missouri has reported $5.8 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- There are 132 public-use airports in Missouri.
- 3,357 of the 24,350 bridges in Missouri (13.8%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 3,276 of the 24,350 bridges in Missouri (13.4%) are considered functionally obsolete.
- Missouri received $110.4 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.
- Missouri has 1,030 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 10th in the nation.
- Missouri’s ports handled 34.1 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 23rd in the nation.
- Missouri has 17 freight railroads covering 4,019 miles across the state, ranking it 10th by mileage.
- Missouri has 131,978 miles of public roads.
- Missouri has 11,877 miles of major roads, 10% of which are in poor condition.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs Missouri motorists $1.6 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $380.12 per motorist.
- Missouri has 63.6 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.
Parks and Recreation
- Missouri has reported an unmet need of $1.788 billion for its parks system.
- Public school districts in Missouri spent a total of $2.6 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
- It is estimated that Missouri schools have $8.8 billion in infrastructure funding needs.
- Missouri produces 2.527 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 36th.
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