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

New Jersey

New Jersey Key Facts:

Dams

  • New Jersey’s dam safety program has 13 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 130 state regulated dams.
  • New Jersey has 218 high hazard dams.
  • 100% of the state regulated dams in New Jersey have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • New Jersey’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $1,254,000.

Drinking Water

  • New Jersey has reported $7.9 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • New Jersey has 111 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • New Jersey has approximately 126 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • New Jersey has reported $32.5 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Aviation

  • There are 46 public-use airports in New Jersey.

Bridges

  • 624 of the 6,566 bridges in New Jersey (9.5%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 1,710 of the 6,566 bridges in New Jersey (26%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • New Jersey received $172.2 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • New Jersey has 360 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 23rd in the nation.

Ports

  • New Jersey’s ports handled 152.7 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 4th in the nation.

Rail

  • New Jersey has 18 freight railroads covering 983 miles across the state, ranking it 40th by mileage.

Roads

  • New Jersey has 39,272 miles of public roads.
  • New Jersey has 6,822 miles of major roads, 35% of which are in poor condition.
  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs New Jersey motorists $3.6 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $604.88 per motorist.

Transit

  • New Jersey has 401.2 million  annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • New Jersey has reported an unmet need of $323 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in New Jersey spent a total of $7.3 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that New Jersey schools have $1 billion in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • New Jersey produces .868 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 46th.
 
Source: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

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