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

New Mexico

New Mexico Key Facts:

NM2012 Report Card for New Mexico’s Infrastructure

The 2012 Report Card for New Mexico’s Infrastructure assesses the condition of New Mexico’s infrastructure and resulted in a GPA of C. In 2005 the New Mexico Section of ASCE issued its first Infrastructure Report Card for New Mexico evaluating seven infrastructure categories including: aviation, rail, roads, solid waste, schools, transit, and flood control. The composite grade for these seven categories in 2005 was a C.  

   

How is New Mexico’s Infrastructure Doing?

Dams

  • New Mexico’s dam safety program has 6 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 50 state regulated dams.
  • New Mexico has 162 high hazard dams.
  • 27% of the state regulated dams in New Mexico have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • New Mexico’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $540,859.

Drinking Water

  • New Mexico has reported $933 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • New Mexico has 14 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • New Mexico has approximately 573 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • New Mexico has reported $103 million in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Aviation

  • There are 62 public-use airports in New Mexico.

Bridges

  • 298 of the 3,935 bridges in New Mexico (7.6%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 356 of the 3,935 bridges in New Mexico (9%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • New Mexico received $12.4 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Rail

  • New Mexico has 5 freight railroads covering 1,835 miles across the state, ranking it 34th by mileage.

Roads

  • New Mexico has 68,384 miles of public roads.
  • New Mexico has 6,131 miles of major roads, 10% of which are in poor condition.
  • riving on roads in need of repair costs New Mexico motorists $570.5 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $398.85 per motorist.

Transit

  • New Mexico has 15.1 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • New Mexico has reported an unmet need of $125 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in New Mexico spent a total of $1.6 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that New Mexico schools have $200 million in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • New Mexico produces 2.072 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 40th.
 

Source: 2013 Report Card for Americas Infrastructure

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