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WHY IT MATTERS

Arizona’s economic vibrancy and livability rely on a robust infrastructure.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

Arizonans enjoy access to safe and reliable energy, water, transportation, housing, and communications infrastructure built to meet future demand.

 

The following metrics have been identified through a rigorous process in consultation with Arizona leaders and subject matter experts.

 

Infrastructure Progress Meter Data Profile Report

This local report is intended to provide timely and trusted data that can be used by communities to better inform them on how they are doing on what matters most to them. Within this document, you may compare select Arizona geographies on key measures in this Progress Meter. In future updates, these reports will contain the most recent and regularly-updated data available on-demand.

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Highway Fatalities & Serious Injuries

45th ARIZONA
National Ranking of Traffic Fatalities
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute. Arizona's National Ranking of Traffic Fatalities Among the Fifty States and the District of Columbia. (1 is lowest rate, 51 highest) (2017)
80.7 ARIZONA NATIONAL RATE (2016) 99
Arizona Injuries Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Travelled
AZ Department of Transportation (2018)

Reliable Highway Travel Time

1.29 PHOENIX NATIONAL 2014 1.32
Phoenix Area Travel Time Index
Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics. Ratio of vehicle travel times in heavily congested periods as compared to free-flow conditions. (1.32 means a trip will take on average 32% longer during heavy congestion) (2016)
1.22 TUCSON NATIONAL 2014 1.18
Tucson Area Travel Time Index
Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics. Ratio of vehicle travel times in heavily congested periods as compared to free-flow conditions. (1.32 means a trip will take on average 32% longer during heavy congestion) (2014)

Commute Time Length

25.6 ARIZONA ARIZONA 2016 25.3
Arizonan's Average Travel Time to Work in Minutes
US Census Bureau American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (2017)

Quality of Public Transit

39th TUCSON
City of Tucson National Ranking of Cities over 250,000 Population (N=75)
Ranking based upon the AllTransit Performance Score from the Center for Neighborhood Technology, AllTransitTM (N=Number of cities in this category) Phoenix and Tucson compared with US cities population 500,000 or greater. Flagstaff and Yuma compared with (2019)
35th PHOENIX
City of Phoenix National Ranking of Cities over 250,000 Population (N=75)
Ranking based upon the AllTransit Performance Score from the Center for Neighborhood Technology, AllTransitTM (N=Number of cities in this category) Phoenix and Tucson compared with US cities population 500,000 or greater. Flagstaff and Yuma compared with (2019)
7th FLAGSTAFF
City of Flagstaff Ranking of Arizona Cities Under 100,000 Population (N=300+)
Ranking based upon the AllTransit Performance Score from the Center for Neighborhood Technology, AllTransitTM (N=Number of cities in this category) Phoenix and Tucson compared with US cities population 500,000 or greater. Flagstaff and Yuma compared with (2019)
14th YUMA
City of Yuma Ranking of Arizona Cities Under 100,000 Population (N=300+)
Ranking based upon the AllTransit Performance Score from the Center for Neighborhood Technology, AllTransitTM (N=Number of cities in this category) Phoenix and Tucson compared with US cities population 500,000 or greater. Flagstaff and Yuma compared with (2019)

Bridge and Pavement Conditions

2% ARIZONA NATIONAL 7.7%
Percent of Arizona Bridges in Poor Condition
Federal Highway Administration. Percentage of bridges in a geography as sorted by owner that are in poor condition. (2017)
0.83%
Interstate Lane Miles in Poor Condition
Arizona Department of Transportation. Percentage of Lane Miles in poor condition. (2017)
2.56%
Non-Interstate Lane Miles in Poor Condition
Arizona Department of Transportation. Percentage of Lane Miles in poor condition. (2017)

% Rural/Urban Broadband Access

37% ARIZONA NATIONAL 61%
Percent Arizonans Who Do Not Have Access to Broadband (2016)
Federal Communications Commission (2016)
92% ARIZONA NATIONAL 96%
Percent Arizonans Who Do Not Have Access to Broadband (2016)
Federal Communications Commission (2016)

Arizona Vehicles that Rely on
Fossil Fuels or Alternative Sources

Arizona-Mexico Border Wait Time

IN DEVELOPMENT

 

INFRASTRUCTURE
DATA INSIGHT

63%

Of rural Arizonans do not have access to broadband internet

With access to information so important in our modern age, 63% of Arizonans in rural communities lack access to broadband internet. Comparably, across the nation, 39% of rural communities lack this resource. Internet service with speeds of at least 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is not available anywhere in Apache County.

Source: Federal Communications Commission

1,000

People died on Arizona’s roadways in 2017

Arizona’s roadways are among the least safe in the nation, with a rate of 1.47 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. The state ranks in the bottom ten in fatalities in 2017 among the 51 US States and the District of Columbia. Among the deaths include 216 pedestrians and 30 bicyclists.

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS CONSULTED FOR THIS METER

  • Arizona Department of Transportation
  • City of Flagstaff
  • Edunuity
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership
  • Lyft
  • Maricopa Association of Governments
  • Office of the Governor
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Pima Association of Governments
  • Ramirez Advisors Inter-National
  • Southern Arizona Leadership Council
  • State Farm
  • Sunbelt Holdings
  • Sundt
  • Swift
  • Uber
  • Valley Metro

 


 

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