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New York

2015 Report Card GPA:
C-

IRC-NY_LogoNew York's 2015 Infrastructure Report Card Gives C- Overall

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Why an Infrastructure Report Card?

Infrastructure supports daily life and the state’s economy. With thousands of entities and officials in charge of the state’s network of infrastructure, rarely is information about the state’s infrastructure gathered in one place and looked at as a whole. ASCE’s New York State Council created this Report Card for New York’s Infrastructure to report on the condition of the infrastructure and provide solutions to improve it. As civil engineers charged with managing the care of many of the key pieces of New York State’s infrastructure, we understand the challenges it faces and have used our expertise to condense complex data into an easy-to-understand analysis. When you’re sick, you ask a doctor to diagnose the problem; civil engineers are the doctors of infrastructure so the Report Card is our diagnosis and prescription to treating New York’s infrastructure.

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New York Infrastructure Grades

2015 Report Card GPA:
C-
Aviation
C
Bridges
D+
Dams
C-
Drinking Water
C
Parks
B-
Roads
D-
Solid Waste
B-
Transit
C-
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 York Infrastructure

Aviation

89 public-use airports

Bridges

2,078 of the 17,442 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$429.30 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

96% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

399 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$22 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

32.286 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 4th

Hazardous Waste

87 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

390 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 22nd nationally

Levees

146 miles of levees

Ports

38.9 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 20th nationally

Public Parks

$95.4 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

37 freight railroads covering 3,479 miles across the state, ranking 13th nationally by mileage

Roads

16,311 of the state’s 114,709 public roads are major roads, and 23% are in poor condition

Roads

$5.7 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $505 /yr per motorist

Schools

$2.1 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

3.8 billion annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains

Wastewater

$29.7 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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