N.D. holds No. 1 rank in founation's highway studyNorth Dakota continues to hold the top ranking in a foundation's study of state highway system.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota continues to hold the top ranking in a foundation's study of state highway system.
The Reason Foundation analyzed state spending on highways for 2007. The study looked at information in 11 categories, including highway traffic deaths, pavement condition and bridge upkeep.
North Dakota ranked first in maintenance spending and had the least amount of interstate and rural highway mileage in poor condition.
Transportation expert David Hartgen is one of the study's authors, and he says it shows North Dakota has the nation's most cost-effective highway system.
The foundation has been doing the study for 18 years. North Dakota has ranked first since 2001.