A California foundation has ranked the
Kansas state highway system third-best in the nation based on
performance and cost-effectiveness.
The ranking by the Reason Foundation in Los Angeles is based on
11 indicators, including highway spending, pavement and bridge
condition and fatalities. Kansas has ranked third each of the past
two years of the study.
North Dakota was ranked first, followed by Montana in the report
Earlier this year, Reader's Digest magazine ranked Kansas roads
best in the nation based on several criteria, including condition
Kansas enacted a 10-year, $8.2 billion transportation program
this spring to make additional improvements.