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

Montana

Montana Key Facts:

Water and Environment

Dams

  • Montana’s dam safety program has 7.6 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 380.9 state regulated dams.
  • Montana has 196 high hazard dams.
  • 93% of the state regulated dams in Montana have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Montana’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $620,947.

Drinking Water

  • Montana has reported $822 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Montana has 16 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • Montana has approximately 88 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • Montana has reported $587 million in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Transportation

Aviation

  • There are 120 public-use airports in Montana.

Bridges

  • 399 of the 5,120 bridges in Montana (7.8%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 509 of the 5,120 bridges in Montana (9.9%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Montana received $12.3 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Rail

  • Montana has 8 freight railroads covering 3,173 miles across the state, ranking it 22nd by mileage.

Roads

  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Montana motorists $136 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $184 per motorist.
  • 52% of Montana’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
  • Montana has 73,626 public road miles.
  • Montana’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 11,292 per capita, ranking it 12th in the nation.
  • Montana’s gas tax of 27.8 cents per gallon has not been increased in 18 years.

Transit

  • Montana has 2,271 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Public Facilities

Parks and Recreation

  • Montana has reported an unmet need of $347.6 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in Montana spent a total of $311 million on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Montana schools have $903 million in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • Montana produces 10.442 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 9th.

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