Vermont Key Facts:
How is Vermont’s Infrastructure Doing?
- Vermont’s dam safety program has 2.2 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 198 state regulated dams.
- Vermont has 40 high hazard dams.
- 88% of the state regulated dams in Vermont have an Emergency Action Plan.
- Vermont’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $366,500.
- Vermont has reported $453 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- Vermont has 11 sites on the National Priorities List.
- Vermont has approximately 2 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.
- Vermont has reported $218 million in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- There are 16 public-use airports in Vermont.
- 251 of the 2,731 bridges in Vermont (9.2%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 652 of the 2,731 bridges in Vermont (23.9%) are considered functionally obsolete.
- Vermont received $29.2 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.
- Vermont has 8 freight railroads covering 590 miles across the state, ranking it 44th by mileage.
- Vermont has 14,291 miles of public roads.
- Vermont has 1,658 miles of major roads, 14% of which are in poor condition.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs Vermont motorists $200 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $378.86 per motorist.
- Vermont has 265 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.
Parks and Recreation
- Vermont has reported an unmet need of $65 million for its parks system.
- Public school districts in Vermont spent a total of $187 million on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
- It is estimated that Vermont schools have $326 million in infrastructure funding needs.
- Vermont produces 1.829 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 39th.
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