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Study Names Best and Worst State DOTs

March 26, 2002

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State transportation departments are getting mixed grades in a new study over how they do their job.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Transportation Studies Department has released its rankings of the best and worst run state transportation departments.
Wyoming was rated as having the best state transportation department, followed by North Dakota, South Carolina, Georgia, Montana, Kansas, Oregon, Texas, Idaho, Kentucky, Alabama and Minnesota.
New Jersey was ranked as number 50, followed in reverse order by Massachusetts, Hawaii, New York, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Michigan, Louisiana and Delaware coming it an number 41.
The rankings are based on information the states submitted to the federal government and covers topics such as road and bridge conditions and highway accident and fatality rates.

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