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Missouri

2013 Report Card GPA:
C-

MO RC Cover 20132013 Report Card for Missouri's Infrastructure

Infrastructure is the backbone of the state’s economic and social activity. On any given day we engage in the use of infrastructure in all of our daily activities. From the water we drink, to the roads we drive on, to the energy that heats and cools our homes and powers our computers, to the schools in which our children are educated; we are completely dependent on the infrastructure that provides these necessities. Although they often go unnoticed, elements such as reliable power, efficient transportation, and safe schools provide quality of life and drive our economic engines as they attract business and allow it to prosper. The central location of the state of Missouri gives our infrastructure a unique importance as the crossroads of several interstate highways, rail systems and two major inland waterways intersect in our state. With this in mind, engineers from the Kansas City and St. Louis Sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) came together to grade the infrastructure for the entire state of Missouri and raise awareness of the need for continued funding and maintenance of these essential facilities. Read the full Report Card here.

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Missouri Infrastructure Grades

2013 Report Card GPA:
C-
Aviation
C
Bridges
C-
Dams
D-
Drinking Water
C-
Energy
D+
Inland Waterways
D
Levees
C-
Rail
C
Roads
C
School Facilities
C
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 Missouri Infrastructure

Aviation

76 public-use airports

Bridges

3,357 of the 24,350 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$110.40 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

453 high hazard dams

Dams

60% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Drinking Water

$8.5 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

2.527 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 36th

Hazardous Waste

76 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

1,030 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 10th nationally

Levees

2,458 miles of levees

Ports

34.1 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 23rd nationally

Public Parks

$1.8 billion of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

17 freight railroads covering 4,019 miles across the state, ranking 10th nationally by mileage

Roads

11,877 of the state’s 131,978 public roads are major roads, and 10% are in poor condition

Roads

$1.6 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $380 /yr per motorist

Schools

$8.8 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$5.8 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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