While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Ohio faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Ohio costs each driver $475 per year, and 6.9% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Ohio are an estimated $12.2 billion, and wastewater needs total $14.58 billion. 362 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $683 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Ohio’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, Ohio, and families can no longer afford.
99 public-use airports
1,942 (6.90%) of the 28,284 bridges are structurally deficient
$388,533,469 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
72% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
362 high hazard dams
$12.2 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
155.8 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 22nd
38 sites on the National Priorities List
440 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 21st
344 miles of levees
97.4 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 9th nationally
$23.71 million of unmet needs for its parks system
5,288 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 4th nationally
122,926 miles of Public Roads, with 17% in poor condition
$475 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$683 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures
113,696,073 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$14.58 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