Vermont Infrastructure Report Card

The Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure is a tool for the public, legislators, and the media to use to understand the condition and needs of Vermont’s infrastructure that serves our families, businesses, and economy. The Vermont Section of the Society of Civil Engineers completed extensive research to determine the condition of infrastructure in 2011 for the first Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure and October 16, 2014 released an update, the 2014 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure, with new grades and new facts showing what has changed.

A team of volunteer professional engineers assessed the six sectors of infrastructure to reach the cumulative grade of “C.” The categories include Bridges (C), Dams (C), Drinking Water (C-), Wastewater (D), Roads (C-), Solid Waste (C+).

State level report cards are modeled after the national 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which gave America’s infrastructure a grade of D+.  The cumulative grade of “C” puts Vermont ahead of the National average, but indicates that there is need for significant improvement across the categories.  Please see the entire report including the details of each infrastructure category.

“After Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont seized the opportunity to rebuild stronger and more resilient. Now it is crucial to keep the momentum going through further investment,” said Amanda Hanaway-Corrente, chair, Vermont Report Card Committee.

Click here to listen to Amanda Hanaway-Corrente’s interview with VPR discussing the report card.