Massachusetts implements nation’s 1st clean peak standard
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Massachusetts faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Massachusetts costs each driver $620 per year, and 9% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Massachusetts are an estimated $12.2 billion. 328 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $1.39 billion. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Massachusetts’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, Massachusetts, and families can no longer afford.
$22.7 million in 2022 airport improvement grants across 9 major airports
$12.2 billion total drinking water need
139 million passenger trips across 26 systems in 2021
5,245 bridges, 8.7% of which were structurally deficient in 2021
41 Superfund sites
$8.4 billion total wastewater need
328 high hazard dams
48 miles of levees protect $4.9 billion of property.
57% of roads are in poor or fair condition.
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