Pennsylvania

2014 Report Card GPA:
C-

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2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure

On June 25th, civil engineers from across Pennsylvania released a new Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure giving 16 grades for the state's infrastructure - from bridges to water to school facilities. The Report Card found that Pennsylvania faces immense challenges to maintaining and modernizing infrastructure throughout the state:

Let's Raise the Grades

The 2014 Pennsylvania Report Card provides three recommendations to move Pennsylvania forward:

To raise Pennsylvania’s grades, the Commonwealth’s leaders need to keep up momentum started by the Act-89 for transportation and start working on the state’s other infrastructure issues.  Congress also needs to keep the momentum going from the passage of water resources reform and focus on fixing the Highway Trust Fund. Pennsylvania has done their part to fix and fund their transportation network and so should Congress.

 

Read the full Report Card at www.pareportcard.org.

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Pennsylvania Infrastructure Grades for 2012

2014 Report Card GPA:
C-
Bridges
D+
Dams
C-
Drinking Water
D
Energy
C
Hazardous Waste
B-
Inland Waterways
D+
Levees
C-
Parks
B-
Ports
C+
Rail
B
Roads
D-
School Facilities
C-
Solid Waste
C+
Stormwater
D+
Transit
D
Wastewater
D-

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 Pennsylvania Infrastructure

Aviation

63 public-use airports

Bridges

5,218 of the 22,660 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

767 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$14.2 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

6.577 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 17th

Hazardous Waste

96 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

260 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 28th nationally

Levees

199 miles of levees

Ports

70.4 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 11th nationally

Public Parks

$24.5 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

55 freight railroads covering 5,071 miles across the state, ranking 5th nationally by mileage

Roads

15,615 of the state’s 119,846 public roads are major roads, and 15% are in poor condition

Roads

$3.7 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $424 /yr per motorist

Schools

$9.3 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$17.9 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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