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2013 Report Card GPA  :
C

Washington Infrastructure Report Card information from ASCE2013 Report Card for Washington's Infrastructure

The purpose of the 2013 Report Card for Washington's Infrastructure is to offer the public and policymakers an easy to understand assessment of how our infrastructure is doing and what needs attention. This report finds that WA infrastructure earned a cumulative GPA of C. The analysis was conducted over the past year by a team of infrastructure experts from the Seattle Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The 2013 Report Card for Washington's Infrastructure concludes that while Washington has many types of infrastructure and many great facilities across the state, a lack of planned and guaranteed funding and inadequate maintenance are reported across all nine categories -Aviation, Bridges, Dams, Drinking Water, Rail, Roads, Schools, Solid and Hazardous Waste, and Transit.

Read the full 2013 Report Card for Washington's Infrastructure here.

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Washington Infrastructure Grades

2013 Report Card GPA  :
C
Aviation
C
Bridges
C-
Dams
B
Drinking Water
C-
Rail
C-
Roads
D+
School Facilities
C
Solid Waste
C
Transit
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 Washington Infrastructure

Aviation

64 public-use airports

Bridges

372 of the 7,902 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$146 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

99% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

180 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$9.5 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

74.905 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 1st

Hazardous Waste

49 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

1,060 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 9th nationally

Levees

713 miles of levees

Ports

115.6 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 5th nationally

Public Parks

$218.3 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

23 freight railroads covering 3,215 miles across the state, ranking 20th nationally by mileage

Roads

9,104 of the state’s 83,878 public roads are major roads, and 22% are in poor condition

Roads

$2.8 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $537 /yr per motorist

Schools

$6.3 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$5.3 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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