While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, California faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in California costs each driver $844 per year, and 5.5% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in California are an estimated $44.5 billion, and wastewater needs total $26.2 billion. 678 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $3.2 billion. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes California’s ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace. Success in a 21st century economy requires serious, sustained leadership on infrastructure investment at all levels of government. Delaying these investments only escalates the cost and risks of an aging infrastructure system, an option that the country, California, and families can no longer afford.
190 public-use airports
1,388 (5.50%) of the 25,431 bridges are structurally deficient
$25,783,900 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
68% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
678 high hazard dams
$44.5 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
766.1 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 2nd
98 sites on the National Priorities List
290 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 26th
9,560 miles of levees
230.2 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 3rd nationally
$4.85 billion of unmet needs for its parks system
5,295 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 3rd nationally
195,834 miles of Public Roads, with 50% in poor condition
$844 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$3.2 billion gap in estimated school capital expenditures
1,435,298,779 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$26.2 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
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Continuing Resolutions have kept surface transportation funding at pre-FAST Act levels, and therefore states have not seen the increased federal investment into surface transportation they so badly need.Share Story
While we have made some progress, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative action.Share Story
Senate Appropriators have allocated funding to the High Hazard Potential Dams Program. Write your Members of Congress and ask them to fund this program so that our nation’s “D” dams can receive the investment they need.Share Story