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

Oregon

Oregon Key Facts:

Dams

  • Oregon’s dam safety program has 2.25 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 414 state regulated dams.
  • Oregon has 67 high hazard dams.
  • 67% of the state regulated dams in Oregon have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Oregon’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $325,527.

Drinking Water

  • Oregon has reported $5.6 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Oregon has 14 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • Oregon has approximately 311 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • Oregon has reported $3.8 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Aviation

  • There are 97 public-use airports in Oregon.

Bridges

  • 431 of the 7,656 bridges in Oregon (5.6%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 1,323 of the 7,656 bridges in Oregon (17.3%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Oregon received $77.2 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • Oregon has 680 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 15th in the nation.

Ports

  • Oregon’s ports handled 30.8 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 25th in the nation.

Rail

  • Oregon has 17 freight railroads covering 2,395 miles across the state, ranking it 30th by mileage.

Roads

  • Oregon has 59,262 miles of public roads.
  • Oregon has 7,841 miles of major roads, 6% of which are in poor condition.
  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Oregon motorists $655 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $236.40 per motorist.

Transit

  • Oregon has 123.7 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Oregon has reported an unmet need of $21 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in Oregon spent a total of $1.4 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Oregon schools have $2.5 billion in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • Oregon produces 35.299 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 3rd.
 
Source: 2013 Report Card for Americas Infrastructure

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