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2014 Report Card GPA:
C

2014 Vermont RC Cover Small2014 Report Card for Vermont's Infrastructure

The Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will released the 2014 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure on Thursday, October 16th in Montpelier. This new report reviews the current condition and impact of Tropical Storm Irene on Vermont’s bridges, dams, drinking water, wastewater, roads and solid waste.
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Vermont Infrastructure Grades

2014 Report Card GPA:
C
Bridges
C
Dams
C
Drinking Water
C-
Roads
C-
Solid Waste
C+
Wastewater
D

A: Exceptional, B: Good, C: Mediocre, D: Poor, F: Failing, ?: Incomplete

Each category was evaluated on the basis of capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation

Key Facts About Vermont Infrastructure

Aviation

12 public-use airports

Bridges

251 of the 2,731 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$29.20 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

78% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

40 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$453 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

1.829 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 39th

Hazardous Waste

11 sites on the National Priorities List

Levees

2 miles of levees

Public Parks

$65.0 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

8 freight railroads covering 590 miles across the state, ranking 44th nationally by mileage

Roads

1,658 of the state’s 14,291 public roads are major roads, and 14% are in poor condition

Roads

$201.0 million a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $379 /yr per motorist

Schools

$326.0 million in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

2.5 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains

Wastewater

$218.0 million in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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