Tony Phyrillas highlights Pennsylvania standings in the Reason Foundation’s 18th Annual Highway Report. PA ranks 38 among the most cost-effective state-owned highway systems. The top five include small government states like North Dakota, South Carolina, and Montana. The bottom five are characterized by large burdensome state governments including New York, California, and New Jersey.
While Rendell is quick to press for more infrastructure funding, he consistently directs generous amounts of state funds to failing mass transit systems. Additionally, the questionable spending practices of PennDot and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission need to be addressed before we can significantly improve the cost-effectiveness of Pennsylvania highways.