Texas ranks 19th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Texas ranks 39th in fatality rate, 12th in deficient bridges, 23rd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 35th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 42nd in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Texas ranks 30th in total disbursements per mile and 10th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Texas’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (10th), deficient bridges (12th), and rural arterial lane-width (19th).

Texas’s worst rankings are urbanized area congestion (42nd), fatality rate (39th), urban Interstate pavement condition (35th), and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (35th).

Texas’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the largest system.

Texas’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 19
Overall Rank in 2012: 11
Overall Rank in 2011: 14
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 30
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 35
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 28
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 10
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 23
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 22
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 19
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 35
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 42
Bridges Percent Deficient 12
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 39

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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