Infrastructure in Texas

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Key Facts about Texas's Infrastructure

Aviation

210 public-use airports

Bridges

900 (1.70%) of the 53,488 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridge Funding

$519,012,400 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013

Dams with EAPS

81% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

1212 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$33.9 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

526.9 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 4th

Hazardous Waste

52 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

830 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 13rd

Levees

2,027 miles of levees

Ports

506.6 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 2nd nationally

Public Parks

$86.71 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

10,469 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 1st nationally

Roads

95,637 miles of Public Roads, with 18% in poor condition

Road Costs

$506 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair

Transit

284,516,320 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains

Wastewater

$11.83 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Key Solutions

Our nation’s infrastructure problems are solvable if we have leadership and commit to making good ideas a reality. Raising the grades on our infrastructure will require that we seek and adopt a wide range of solutions.
Investment

We can no longer afford to defer investment in our nation’s critical infrastructure systems.

Leadership & Planning

Smart investment will only be possible with leadership, planning, and a clear vision for our nation’s infrastructure.

Preparing for the Future

We have to utilize new approaches, materials, and technologies to ensure our infrastructure is more resilient.

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