Historic Milton-Madison Bridge Project
Madison, Indiana & Milton
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Indiana faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Indiana costs each driver $272 per year, and 8.0% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Indiana are an estimated $5.9 billion, and wastewater needs total $7.16 billion. 240 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $518 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Indiana’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, Indiana, and families can no longer afford.
65 public-use airports
1,533 (8.00%) of the 19,245 bridges are structurally deficient
$244,436,307 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
35% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
240 high hazard dams
$5.9 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
215.4 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 14th
39 sites on the National Priorities List
350 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 24th
395 miles of levees
73.2 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 12nd nationally
$510 million of unmet needs for its parks system
4,075 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 9th nationally
96,571 miles of Public Roads, with 8% in poor condition
$272 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$518 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
35,897,597 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
7.16 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
September 14, 2017
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September 12, 2017
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have introduced the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Reauthorization Act S.1768, a bill to reauthorize the...
September 08, 2017
Congress returned to Washington this week with a long to-do list of must finish items, including passing a Hurricane Harvey relief package, raising the debt...
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
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