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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.

 

Highway Fatalities & Serious Injuries

45th
Arizona's 1.47 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled equates to 1,000 Arizonans who died of traffic accidents in 2017.
Arizona's national ranking of traffic fatalities among the fifty states and the District of Columbia (2017)
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute
86.55
NATIONAL RATE: 99
Arizona injuries per 100 million vehicle miles travelled (2016)
Source: Arizona Department of Transportation 2017 Crash Facts and NHTSA Annual Report Tables (2016)

Reliable Highway Travel Time

27% longer
National Very Large Urban Area Average:
32% longer
Phoenix Area Travel Time Index (2016)
Source: The Travel Time Index is the ratio of travel time in the peak period to the travel time at free-flow conditions. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, 2017
22% longer
National Medium Urban Area Average:
18% longer
Tucson Area Travel Time Index (2014)
Source: The Travel Time Index is the ratio of travel time in the peak period to the travel time at free-flow conditions. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, 2017

Commute Time Length

25.6
2009: 24.3
Arizonan's average travel time to work in minutes (2017)
Source: US Census Bureau 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

Quality of Public Transit

37th
City of Tucson National Ranking of Cities over 250,000 Population (N=75)
Source: Based upon the AllTransit Performance Score of 5.8 according to the Center for Neighborhood Technology 2016, AllTransitTM
38th
City of Phoenix National Ranking of Cities over 250,000 Population (N=75)
Source: Based upon the AllTransit Performance Score of 5.7 according to the Center for Neighborhood Technology 2016, AllTransitTM
5th
City of Flagstaff Ranking of Arizona Cities Under 100,000 Population (N=300+)
Source: Based upon the AllTransit Performance Score of 4.0 according to the Center for Neighborhood Technology 2016, AllTransitTM
13th
City of Yuma Ranking of Arizona Cities Under 100,000 Population (N=300+)
Source: Based upon the AllTransit Performance Score of 2.8 according to the Center for Neighborhood Technology 2016, AllTransitTM

Bridge and Pavement Conditions

2.0%
NATIONAL: 7.7%
Percent of Arizona bridges in poor condition (2017)
Source: Federal Highway Administration, Bridge Condition by Owner 2017
0.83%
Percent Arizona interstate lane miles in poor condition (2017)
Source: Arizona Department of Transportation
2.56%
Percent Arizona non-interstate lane miles in poor condition (2017)
Source: Arizona Department of Transportation

% Rural/Urban Broadband Access

37%
NATIONAL: 61%
Percent rural Arizonans who have access to broadband (2016)
Source: Federal Communications Commission
92%
NATIONAL: 96%
Percent urban Arizonans who have access to broadband (2016)
Source: Federal Communications Commission

Arizona-Mexico Border Wait Time

IN DEVELOPMENT

Arizona Vehicles that Rely on
Fossil Fuels or Alternative Sources

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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