New York State
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, New York faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in New York costs each driver $625 per year, and 9.9% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in New York are an estimated $22.8 billion. 424 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $2.91 billion. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes New York’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, New York, and families can no longer afford.
24 major airports
17,540 bridges, 9.9% of which were structurally deficient in 2019
424 high hazard dams
$22.8 billion total drinking water need over 20 years
1,528 outages between 2008 and 2017
121 Superfund sites
390 miles of inland waterways
122 miles of levees protect $6.1 billion of property.
$871,329,575 in deferred park maintenance
4 major water ports
3,279 miles of rail across the state
27% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $625 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair
$2.91 billion gap in estimated school capital expenditures.
12,996,962 tons of municipal solid waste
$4.75 average monthly fee
3.9 billion passenger trips in 2018
$31.4 billion in wastewater needs
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