Reason Foundation Finds Highway System Problems Concentrated in Ten States

The Reason Foundation yesterday issued its 24th Annual Highway Report on state highway conditions and said, “After decades of incremental progress in several key categories, [its study] finds the nation’s highway conditions are deteriorating, especially in a group of [10] problem-plagued states struggling to repair deficient bridges, maintain Interstate pavement and reduce urban traffic congestion. ‘In looking at the nation’s highway system as a whole, there was a decades-long trend of incremental improvement in most key categories, but the overall condition of the highway system has worsened in recent years,’” said Baruch Feigenbaum, lead author of the libertarian think tank’s report. California, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey were among the ten states with the lowest system performance rankings.