Study: State does well in linking transportation spending, policy goals

A new report gives Connecticut and 12 other states high marks for measuring the effectiveness of transportation spending in meeting policy goals ranging from traffic safety to environmental protection.

The report, by the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Foundation, assesses states on their use of goals, performance measures and data to link transportation spending to six policy objectives. Besides safety and environmental protection, they include economic development, infrastructure preservation, mobility–the efficiency of highway and other transportation systems–and access–meeting the transportation needs of various populations.

The study’s findings are available as a series of .pdf files, including a one-page state data sheet, a 15-page executive summary and the complete 108-page report.