Vermont Ranks 30th in Highway Study

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Vermont Ranks 30th in Highway Study

Thu, 07/31/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont's road and bridge conditions have been under fire for the past few years, however the Reason Foundation's study may tell another story. The Reason Foundation has been conducting surveys on all state owned interstates and highways since 1984. This year Vermont ranked 30th up from 37th last year. The Reason Foundation ranks states based on categories including traffic fatalities, congestion, pavement condition, bridge condition, highway maintenance costs, and administrative costs.

Despite recent budget problems, VTrans recently found out that it must cut $8 million from its budget, Vermont road conditions appear to be steadily improving. However a closer look reveals a little more. While Vermont ranks low for number of fatalities it ranks 40th in conditions of rural roads and 44th in deficient bridges. So though it appears some things are improving there is still quite a bit of work to be done.

For more information about the entire study browse here