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).

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Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017
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Texas's Performance and Cost-Effectiveness Rankings
2017 Annual Highway Report

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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.