Public transit growing all over, even in Montana
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, South Dakota faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in South Dakota costs each driver $528 per year, and 19.6% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in South Dakota are an estimated $738.1 million, and wastewater needs total $166 million. 46 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $125 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes South Dakota’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, South Dakota, and families can no longer afford.
58 public-use airports
1,147 (19.60%) of the 5,849 bridges are structurally deficient
$17,848,229 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
96% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
46 high hazard dams
$738.1 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
223.5 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 13rd
2 sites on the National Priorities List
80 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 36th
181 miles of levees
$26.25 million of unmet needs for its parks system
1,753 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 35th nationally
76,250 miles of Public Roads, with 17% in poor condition
$528 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$125 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
2,888,813 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$166 million 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