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Infrastructure Matters to New Jersey

Whether you’re driving across roads and bridges, taking a shower, or charging your cell phone, infrastructure affects everyone in New Jersey. Here are two places you can visit to find out more about New Jersey’s infrastructure:

Key Facts About New Jersey Infrastructure

Aviation

24 public-use airports

Bridges

624 of the 6,566 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$172.20 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

100% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

218 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$7.9 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

0.868 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 46th

Hazardous Waste

111 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

360 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 23rd nationally

Levees

126 miles of levees

Ports

152.7 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 4th nationally

Public Parks

$323.0 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

18 freight railroads covering 983 miles across the state, ranking 40th nationally by mileage

Roads

6,822 of the state’s 39,272 public roads are major roads, and 35% are in poor condition

Roads

$3.6 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $605 /yr per motorist

Schools

$1.0 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$32.5 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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