ASCE’s New Jersey Section released the 2016 Report Card for New Jersey's Infrastructure on June 16th in Trenton. Using a straightforward A to F school report card system, the Report Card is a snapshot of our current infrastructure conditions and needs. The Report Card also outlines a vision for what our infrastructure will look like in the future and some of the actions needed to get there. The Report Card has been compiled by civil engineering professionals and educators in New Jersey who assign grades according to the following criteria: capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation. The Report Card will cover: Water, Wastewater, Parks, Dams, Levees, Ports, Roads, Rail, Transit, Bridges, Energy, Hazardous Waste, and Solid Waste.
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New Jersey’s transportation funding source for roads, bridges, transit, and rail needs a fix before July 1st when it becomes insolvent. The good news is that last week the New Jersey House and Senate leadership started moving proposals, but now is the time to encourage them to finish the job and #FixtheTrustFund.
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
24 public-use airports
624 of the 6,566 bridges are structurally deficient
$172.20 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011
100% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
218 high hazard dams
$7.9 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
0.868 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 46th
111 sites on the National Priorities List
360 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 23rd nationally
126 miles of levees
152.7 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 4th nationally
$323.0 million of unmet needs for its parks system
18 freight railroads covering 983 miles across the state, ranking 40th nationally by mileage
6,822 of the state’s 39,272 public roads are major roads, and 35% are in poor condition
$3.6 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $605 /yr per motorist
$1.0 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs
407 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$32.5 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
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