Michigan’s Recreation Passport
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Michigan faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Michigan costs each driver $540 per year, and 11.1% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Michigan are an estimated $13.8 billion, and wastewater needs total $2.07 billion. 88 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $1.3 billion. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Michigan’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, Michigan, and families can no longer afford.
95 public-use airports
1,234 (11.10%) of the 11,156 bridges are structurally deficient
$261,565,021 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
95% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
88 high hazard dams
$13.8 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
193.4 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 16th
65 sites on the National Priorities List
114 miles of levees
60 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 15th nationally
$370 million of unmet needs for its parks system
3,542 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 12nd nationally
122,286 miles of Public Roads, with 21% in poor condition
$540 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$1.3 billion gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
96,126,807 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$2.07 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
May 06, 2015
On May 5 voters from Detroit to Marquette resoundingly opposed the idea of a change to the state constitution invest in better and safer roads. ...
April 14, 2015
Whether it’s been increased, decreased, or frozen the 2015 legislative session has seen a high level of activity from states attempting to modify their gas...
April 08, 2015
In Michigan, a common saying is “there are two seasons: winter and road construction.” Rough winters and underinvestment for the past 50 years have led...
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