The analysis by the non-profit think tank ranks state-controlled roads in 11 categories, including spending, pavement and bridge conditions, traffic congestion and fatality rates. It is based on 2013 state data reported to the federal government and 2014 traffic congestion data from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
The report finds that New York’s highway system, the 14th largest in the nation, is not improving. The state ranks 48th for its maintenance disbursements per mile, 47th for its urban interstate pavement percentage in poor condition and 49th for its urbanized area traffic congestion delay per commuter.
In July, state leaders signed a five-year agreement to spend $27.1 billion over the next five years on projects planned by the Department of Transportation or the Thruway Authority