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EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
JUNE 24-27, 2018
released their Annual
Highway Report in
February 2018. Since 1984, Reason Foundation has tracked
the performance of 50 state-owned highway systems based
on 11 categories, including highway expenditures per mile,
Interstate and rural primary road pavement conditions, bridge
conditions, urbanized area congestion, fatality rates and
narrow rural arterial lanes. The study is based on spending
and performance data state highway agencies submitted to the
For decades, there has been a steady trend of incremental
improvement. However, from 2013 to 2015, the overall
condition of the total system has worsened. Rural and urban
Interstate pavement conditions have improved, but all other
eight measures for the highway systems were worse in 2015
than in 2013.
North Dakota, Kansas, South Dakota, Nebraska and Carolina
were the top ranked states in terms of overall highway
performance and cost-effectiveness. Nearly half of the states
made progress compared to the previous report in 2013 and
two states, Iowa and Delaware, improved their overall ranking
by double digits.
The bottom of the overall rankings were New Jersey, Rhode
Island, Alaska, Hawaii and Connecticut. Based on a research
from the past decade, some states face major performance
problems, making it difficult to improve. For instance, 53
percent of rural Interstate mileage in poor condition is
concentrated in just eight states: Alaska, Colorado, New
York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, California and Washington.
Similarly, 54 percent of the urban mileage in poor condition
is in just eight states as well: California, New York, Texas,
Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Overall national bridge conditions are worsening and seven
states (Rhode Island, Hawaii, New York, West Virginia,
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Connecticut) now report
over one-third of their bridges as deficient. After decades of
improvement, fatality rates are increasing and seven states now
have fatality rates greater than 1. 5 per 100 million vehicle-miles traveled.
For the full report, visit https://reason.org/policy_study/23rd-annual-
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is
partnering with Woolpert to integrate unmanned aircraft
system (UAS) technologies into airport and airfield operations.
SAV is the first commercial service airport to formally
integrate drone technologies into its regular operational
programs for inspection, maintenance, monitoring and facility
management. SAV is integrating UAS, which will be a force
multiplier for their wildlife and security operations.
The first phase demonstrated that drones could be used safely
and efficiently for routine airport operational needs. The next
phase involves close collaboration with key stakeholders and
FAA approval, with a goal to expand UAS flight operations
into the airport operating area. The purpose of the second
phase is to validate the benefits of drone use to safely support
additional missions that enhance the productivity and safety of
operations and projects.
Reason Foundation’s Annual
Woolpert Brings Drone Technology