Virginia

2015 Report Card GPA:
C-

New 2015 Report Card for Virginia's Infrastructure

VA RC Virginia’s infrastructure is aging and affects Virginia’s quality of life, the safety of its citizens and its economic well-being. Using publicly available data, the Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) graded the condition of the state’s infrastructure assets, identifying the need for critical improvements and funding. Grades were assigned in 13 primary category based on the reported condition of existing assets, expected service life, current functionality and level of service, future growth needs, and anticipated level of funding required to maintain Virginia's infrastructure.

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Virginia Infrastructure Grades for 2012

2015 Report Card GPA:
C-
Bridges
C
Dams
C
Drinking Water
C
Parks
C+
Rail and Transit
C-
Roads
D
School Facilities
C-
Solid Waste
B-
Stormwater
C-
Wastewater
D+

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

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

Key Facts About Virginia Infrastructure

Aviation

48 public-use airports

Bridges

1,186 of the 13,765 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$96.30 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

71% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

360 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$6.7 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

3.72 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 26th

Hazardous Waste

31 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

670 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 17th nationally

Levees

16 miles of levees

Ports

79.8 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 10th nationally

Public Parks

$532.8 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

9 freight railroads covering 3,214 miles across the state, ranking 21st nationally by mileage

Roads

9,761 of the state’s 74,591 public roads are major roads, and 6% are in poor condition

Roads

$1.8 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $334 /yr per motorist

Schools

$8.5 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$6.9 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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