Rhode Island

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Key Facts About Rhode Island Infrastructure

Aviation

6 public-use airports

Bridges

167 of the 766 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$71.40 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

0% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

96 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$428 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

0.144 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 49th

Hazardous Waste

12 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

40 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 38th nationally

Levees

5 miles of levees

Ports

7.6 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 36th nationally

Public Parks

$3.6 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

1 freight railroads covering 19 miles across the state, ranking 50th nationally by mileage

Roads

983 of the state’s 6,480 public roads are major roads, and 41% are in poor condition

Roads

$496.0 million a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $662 /yr per motorist

Schools

$696.0 million in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

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