New Mexico

2012 Report Card GPA:
C

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.

 

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New Mexico Infrastructure Grades for 2012

2012 Report Card GPA:
C
Aviation
D+
Bridges
C-
Drinking Water
C-
Education
B-
Flood Control
D+
Rail
C
Roads
C
Solid Waste
C
Transit
C+
Wastewater
C

A: Exceptional, B: Good, C: Mediocre, D: Poor, F: Failing

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 Mexico Infrastructure

Aviation

50 public-use airports

Bridges

298 of the 3,935 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$12.40 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

27% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

162 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$933 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

2.072 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 40th

Hazardous Waste

14 sites on the National Priorities List

Levees

573 miles of levees

Public Parks

$125.0 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

5 freight railroads covering 1,835 miles across the state, ranking 34th nationally by mileage

Roads

6,131 of the state’s 68,384 public roads are major roads, and 10% are in poor condition

Roads

$570.0 million a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $399 /yr per motorist

Schools

$200.0 million in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$103.0 million in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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