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Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:
$3.6 Trillion

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Utah Key Facts:

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Key Facts from the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

Dams

  • Utah’s dam safety program has 13 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 46.2 state regulated dams.
  • Utah has 252 high hazard dams.
  • 100% of the state regulated dams in Utah have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Utah’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $770,600.

Drinking Water

  • Utah has reported $1.02 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Utah has 15 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • Utah has approximately 72 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • Utah has reported $2.9 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Aviation

  • There are 46 public-use airports in Utah.

Bridges

  • 126 of the 2,947 bridges in Utah (4.3%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 343 of the 2,947 bridges in Utah (11.6%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Utah received $10.7 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Rail

  • Utah has 8 freight railroads covering 1,356 miles across the state, ranking it 38th by mileage.

Roads

  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Utah motorists $332 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $197 per motorist.
  • 25% of Utah’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
  • Utah has 44,878 public road miles.
  • Utah’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 9,579 per capita, ranking it 34th in the nation.
  • Utah’s gas tax of 24.5 cents per gallon has not been increased in 15 years.

Transit

  • Utah has 40,289 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Utah has reported an unmet need of $356 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in Utah spent a total of $1.9 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Utah schools have $3.1 billion in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • Utah produces 1.476 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 43rd.

News

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  • 09/23/14
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  • 09/12/14
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