Massport Prioritizes Sustainability
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Massachusetts faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Massachusetts costs each driver $539 per year, and 14.4% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Massachusetts are an estimated $1.2 billion, and wastewater needs total $8.35 billion. 292 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $1.4 billion. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Massachusetts’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, Massachusetts, and families can no longer afford.
28 public-use airports
483 (9.30%) of the 5,171 bridges are structurally deficient
$503,058,791 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
98% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
292 high hazard dams
$1.2 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
64.3 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 36th
32 sites on the National Priorities List
90 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 35th
52 miles of levees
18.7 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 29th nationally
$17.23 million of unmet needs for its parks system
973 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 42nd nationally
36,423 miles of Public Roads, with 16% in poor condition
$539 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$1.4 billion gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
443,713,425 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$8.35 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
March 23, 2017
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March 22, 2017
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March 21, 2017
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