Reason Foundation Report on Road Spending Hits MA and NJ on ROI reports, “New Jersey ranked last in the nation again in return of investment on road spending, coughing up a staggering $2.18 million per mile to rebuild and maintain roads and bridges, according to the latest Reason Foundation highway report. The amount is nearly three times as much as any other state, the report found.” reports, “The Massachusetts highway system is among the worst performing and least cost-effective highway systems in the nation, according to a Reason Foundation study released [on September 22].”