More than two-thirds of the states lack adequate ways to measure whether their transportation spending is successful, says a new report from two policy research groups.
The states can't tell if the spending achieves economic, mobility, environmental, infrastructure quality and other goals, says the report.
The assessment is part of a study released on May 10 by the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Foundation. It found that only 13 states have sufficient goals, performance measurements and data in place to help their transportation officials to set spending priorities effectively.
It adds that 19 states fall short in those areas and 18 states and the District of Columbia show mixed results, and fall between the two other categories.