Virginia Key Facts:
Virginia’s Key Facts from the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
- Virginia’s dam safety program has 8 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 211.3 state regulated dams.
- Virginia has 184 high hazard dams.
- 74% of the state regulated dams in Virginia have an Emergency Action Plan.
- Virginia’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $617,404.
- Virginia has reported $6.1 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- Virginia has 31 sites on the National Priorities List.
- Virginia has approximately 16 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.
- Virginia has reported $6.9 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- There are 66 public-use airports in Virginia.
- 1,250 of the 13,769 bridges in Virginia (9.1%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 2,421 of the 13,769 bridges in Virginia (17.6%) are considered functionally obsolete.
- Virginia received $96.3 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.
- Virginia has 670 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 17th in the nation.
- Virginia’s ports handled 67.2 million short tons of cargo in 2009, ranking it 11th in the nation.
- Virginia has 9 freight railroads covering 3,214 miles across the state, ranking it 21th by mileage.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs Virginia motorists $1.344 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $254 per motorist.
- 47% of Virginia’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
- Virginia has 74,181 public road miles.
- Virginia’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 10,241 per capita, ranking it 26th in the nation.
- Virginia’s gas tax of 19.9 cents per gallon has not been increased in 25 years.
- Virginia has 72,792 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.
Parks and Recreation
- Virginia has reported an unmet need of $532.8 million for its parks system.
- Public school districts in Virginia spent a total of $4.4 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
- It is estimated that Virginia schools have $8.5 billion in infrastructure funding needs.
- Virginia produces 3.720 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 26th.
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