Public transit growing all over, even in Montana
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Maryland faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Maryland costs each driver $550 per year, and 5.8% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Maryland are an estimated $6.9 billion, and wastewater needs total $9.92 billion. 82 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $615 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Maryland’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, Maryland, and families can no longer afford.
18 public-use airports
308 (5.80%) of the 5,321 bridges are structurally deficient
$122,286,080 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
95% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
82 high hazard dams
$6.9 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
53.8 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 41st
20 sites on the National Priorities List
530 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 18th
30 miles of levees
41 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 18th nationally
$79.91 million of unmet needs for its parks system
758 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 43rd nationally
32,037 miles of Public Roads, with 24% in poor condition
$550 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$615 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
154,507,328 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$9.92 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
June 15, 2017
Many state legislatures have already adjourned their session until 2018 while others are nearing the halfway point. Now is a good time to review what...
June 13, 2017
Yesterday 253 congressmen sent a letter to the leadership of the House Ways & Means Committee asking that a long-term fix for Highway Trust Fund...
June 09, 2017
Capping off his Administration’s ‘Infrastructure Week,’ President Trump held an event this morning on permitting reform at the U.S. Department of Transportation. President Trump, joined...
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