Waste Free is the Way to Be!
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Colorado faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Colorado costs each driver $580 per year, and 5.7% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Colorado are an estimated $7.1 billion, and wastewater needs total $4.69 billion. 407 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $640 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Colorado’s ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace. Success in a 21st century economy requires serious, sustained leadership on infrastructure investment at all levels of government. Delaying these investments only escalates the cost and risks of an aging infrastructure system, an option that the country, Colorado, and families can no longer afford.
49 public-use airports
497 (5.70%) of the 8,682 bridges are structurally deficient
$138,208,228 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
97% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
407 high hazard dams
$7.1 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
127.1 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 29th
20 sites on the National Priorities List
66 miles of levees
$625 million of unmet needs for its parks system
2,662 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 26th nationally
88,740 miles of Public Roads, with 21% in poor condition
$580 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$640 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
125,584,005 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$4.69 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
March 23, 2017
The White House released its budget blueprint for FY 2018 last week, signaling its priorities to Congress as it ramps up the annual appropriations process....
March 22, 2017
Today Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4), the top Democrat on the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to raise approximately $500 billion to repair America’s...
March 21, 2017
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee held hearings focused on infrastructure. Among them were two featuring ASCE members’ testimonies—both focusing...
Continuing Resolutions have kept surface transportation funding at pre-FAST Act levels, and therefore states have not seen the increased federal investment into surface transportation they so badly need.Share Story
While we have made some progress, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative action.Share Story
Write your Members of Congress and ask them to fund this program so that our nation’s “D+” dams can receive the investment they need.Share Story