New York ranks 45th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

New York ranks 13th in fatality rate, 47th in deficient bridges, 35th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 47th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 49th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, New York ranks 46th in total disbursements per mile and 39th in administrative disbursements per mile.

New York’s best rankings are fatality rate (13th), rural arterial pavement condition (19th), and rural Interstate pavement condition (35th).

New York’s worst rankings are urbanized area congestion (49th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (48th).

New York’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 14th largest system.

New York’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 45
Overall Rank in 2012: 43
Overall Rank in 2011: 44
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 46
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 41
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 48
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 39
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 35
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 19
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 45
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 47
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 49
Bridges Percent Deficient 47
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 13

The Annual Highway Report is based on spending and performance data submitted by state highway agencies to the federal government for 2013. For more details on the calculation of each of the 11 performance measures used in the report, as well as the overall performance measure, please refer to the appendix in the main report. The report’s dataset includes Interstate, federal and state roads but not county or local roads. All rankings are based on performance measures that are ratios rather than absolute values: the financial measures are disbursements per mile, the fatality rate is fatalities per 100 million vehicle-miles of travel, the urban congestion measure is the annual delay per auto commuter, and the others are percentages. For example, the state ranking 1st in deficient bridges has the smallest percentage of deficient bridges, not the smallest number of deficient bridges.

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