What to Know
- New Jersey has the worst highways in America despite spending more per mile than any other state, a new report finds
- New York didn't fare much better, coming in at 45th on the annual report released Thursday by the Reason Foundation
- The report used statistics compiled by the Federal Highway Administration from data reported in 2016 and 2017 by each state
New Jersey spends the most money per mile on its highways than any other state in America, yet its highways are the worst in the entire country, according to a new report.
A report released Thursday by the Reason Foundation ranks New Jersey dead last in cost-effectiveness and conditions.
The nonpartisan public policy think tank found New Jersey has the highest per-mile costs and has the highest total spending per mile of any state. On a more positive note, New Jersey's overall road fatality rate was fourth in the nation.
The foundation ranked New York 45th overall and Pennsylvania 35th. North Dakota ranked first.
The report used statistics compiled by the Federal Highway Administration from data reported in 2016 and 2017 by each state.