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New Jersey

G.P.A.:
D+

2016 Report Card for New Jersey's Infrastructure

NJ RC brochure cover_Page_1ASCE’s New Jersey Section released the 2016 Report Card for New Jersey's Infrastructure on June 16th in Trenton. Using a straightforward A to F school report card system, the Report Card is a snapshot of our current infrastructure conditions and needs.  The Report Card also outlines a vision for what our infrastructure will look like in the future and some of the actions needed to get there.  The Report Card has been compiled by civil engineering professionals and educators in New Jersey who assign grades according to the following criteria:  capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation. The Report Card will cover: Water, Wastewater, Parks, Dams, Levees, Ports, Roads, Rail, Transit, Bridges, Energy, Hazardous Waste, and Solid Waste.

If you're a member of the press, please email reportcard@asce.org for additional release information.

Read the full Report Card.

Get the Report Card Summary Brochure.

The Clock is Ticking for the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund

New Jersey’s transportation funding source for roads, bridges, transit, and rail needs a fix before July 1st when it becomes insolvent. The good news is that last week the New Jersey House and Senate leadership started moving proposals, but now is the time to encourage them to finish the job and #FixtheTrustFund.

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New Jersey Infrastructure Grades

G.P.A.:
D+
Bridges
D+
Dams
D
Drinking Water
C
Energy
C+
Hazardous Waste
C
Levees
D-
Parks
D+
Ports
C
Rail
C
Roads
D+
Solid Waste
B-
Transit
D-
Wastewater
D

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 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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