Public transit growing all over, even in Montana
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Wisconsin faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Wisconsin costs each driver $637 per year, and 8.7% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Wisconsin are an estimated $1 billion, and wastewater needs total $6.33 billion. 157 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $836 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Wisconsin’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, Wisconsin, and families can no longer afford.
87 public-use airports
1,232 (8.70%) of the 14,230 bridges are structurally deficient
$289,075,761 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
76% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
157 high hazard dams
$1 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
199.8 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 15th
37 sites on the National Priorities List
230 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 29th
50 miles of levees
33.9 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 24th nationally
$15 million of unmet needs for its parks system
3,449 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 13rd nationally
80,338 miles of Public Roads, with 27% in poor condition
$637 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$836 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
69,641,244 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$6.33 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
June 23, 2017
With just over three months to go before the Federal Aviation Administration’s authorization expires, and a “D” grade for aviation in the 2017 Infrastructure Report...
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...
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