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California Infrastructure Report Is Not Good

| Blog | September 23, 2013

 

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Needs Investment Now

The American Society of Civil Engineers is committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to improving the nation’s public infrastructure.

ASCE releases a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure that depicts the condition and performance of the nation’s infrastructure. The Report Card grades the condition and performance of the nation’s infrastructure in the familiar form of similar to a student report card, by assigning grades that are based on physical condition and needed financial investments for improvement.

The 2012 California Infrastructure Report Card for America’s Infrastructure educates citizens of the present state of America’s infrastructure. 16 categories of infrastructure are evaluated using tough grading methodology and recent data sources to provide an analysis of America’s infrastructure.

California’s infrastructure will require a huge investment by 2020. ASCE California has produced a report evaluating the states infrastructure.

Water and Environment

DAMS
California’s dam safety program has 60 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 20.9 state regulated dams. California has 807 high hazard dams. 45% of the state regulated dams in California have an Emergency Action Plan. California’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $11,142,000.

DRINKING WATER  – California Infrastructure
California has reported $39 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

HAZARDOUS WASTE  – California Infrastructure
California has 98 sites on the National Priorities List.

LEVEES  – California Infrastructure
California has approximately 13,571 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

WASTEWATER  – California Infrastructure
California has reported $29.9 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Transportation

AVIATION – California Infrastructure
There are 255 public-use airports in California.

BRIDGES – California Infrastructure
2,978 of the 24,812 bridges in California (12.0%) are considered structurally deficient.
4,178 of the 24,812 bridges in California (16.8%) are considered functionally obsolete.
California received $429.3 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

INLAND WATERWAYS – California Infrastructure
California has 290 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 26th in the nation.

PORTS – California Infrastructure
California’s ports handled 201.8 million short tons of cargo in 2009, ranking it 3rd in the nation.

RAIL – California Infrastructure
California has 25 freight railroads covering 5,307 miles across the state, ranking it 3rd by mileage.

ROADS  – California Infrastructure
Driving on roads in need of repair costs California motorists $13.892 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $586 per motorist.68% of California’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition. California has 171,874 public road miles. California’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 8,647 per capita, ranking it 40th in the nation. California’s gas tax of 48.7 cents per gallon has not been increased in 0 years.

TRANSIT  – California Infrastructure
California has 1,395,563 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Public Facilities

PARKS AND RECREATION  – California Infrastructure
California has reported an unmet need of $3.6 billion for its parks system.

SCHOOLS  – California Infrastructure
Public school districts in California spent a total of $38.8 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008. It is estimated that California schools have $25.4 billion in infrastructure funding needs.
Energy California produces 58.881 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year,ranking it 2nd.

ASCE COOMPLETE CALIFORNIA REPORT CARD Download

ASCE_Mini_Report-Card-Front-2012

 

ASCE Video (California) Infrastructure – 18 FEB 2008
Why we need to invest

Watch ASCE California Report

2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

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