-- It seems that the overall situation is not good.
Although the top three states have the most efficient and cost-effective highway systems, the road conditions have declined as they move to their urban and rural roads.
It is reported that the data used in this report comes from 2016 - the latest archived data - and traffic congestion and bridge data from 2017.
Baruch Feigenbaum is the lead author of the Annual Highway Report and is the Deputy Director of the Transportation Department of the Reason Foundation. The report shows that the only area showing improvement is the reduction of structural defect bridges.
In terms of road conditions, the number of urban highways with poor road conditions in 29 of the 50 states is increasing. One-third of the bad road conditions occurred in five states: California, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, and New York. For those states with fewer metropolitan areas, the situation is not entirely smooth. It is reported that the situation of rural roads has dropped to the lowest point since 2000.
In addition, Feigenbaum pointed out that the lower rankings are some densely populated states, such as the last New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, and California, which are expensive but often unable to keep up with traffic congestion and road maintenance. speed. Another problem is the state with a small population and high management costs.