Policy Study

Texas Ranks 22nd Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Texas’s best rankings are deficient bridges (10th), administrative disbursements per mile (11th), and rural arterial pavement condition (16th).

Texas's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
38
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
39
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
29
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
11
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
23
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
16
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
18
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
34
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
44
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
10
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
40

Texas's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Texas ranks 22nd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Texas ranks 40th in fatality rate, 10th in deficient bridges, 23rd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 34th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 44th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Texas ranks 38th in total disbursements per mile and 11th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Texas’s best rankings are deficient bridges (10th), administrative disbursements per mile (11th), and rural arterial pavement condition (16th).

Texas’s worst rankings are urbanized area congestion (44th) and fatality rate (40th).

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