Contact Point State Park
Lake Havasu City, AZ
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Rhode Island faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Rhode Island costs each driver $810 per year, and 24.9% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Rhode Island are an estimated $148.2 million, and wastewater needs total $1.92 billion. 96 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $241 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Rhode Island’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, Rhode Island, and families can no longer afford.
6 public-use airports
192 (24.90%) of the 772 bridges are structurally deficient
$93,870,443 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
14% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
96 high hazard dams
$148.2 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
4.3 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 49th
12 sites on the National Priorities List
40 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 39th
4 miles of levees
8.8 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 36th nationally
$4.72 million of unmet needs for its parks system
19 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 50th nationally
16,691 miles of Public Roads, with 54% in poor condition
$810 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$241 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
18,476,860 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$1.92 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
April 26, 2017
The Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2017 Report Card for Louisiana Infrastructure on April 26. To assign grades, 50...
April 25, 2017
States are once again forging their own pathways to fund their roads and bridge programs. In the meantime, four more states (California, Indiana, Montana and...
April 07, 2017
On Wednesday, the New Hampshire Section of ASCE released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, giving the state’s infrastructure a “C-.” A team of professional engineers...
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