The American Society of Civil Engineers reports that Montana is listed as 33rd in terms of the condition of its infrastructure. It says that American families lose $3,400 in disposable income every year or $9 a day due to infrastructure deficiencies.
Some states have stepped in to address infrastructure shortfalls themselves. For instance, 23 states increased state gas tax rates between 2010 and 2016 to fund infrastructure investments.
The analysis reflected: 88.5 percent of Montana’s roads are in good or fair condition; 92.6 percent of its bridges are in good or fair condition; the state’s water systems need $1.28 billion in improvements; and 66.2 percent of state population has adequate broadband service.
States with the best transportation infrastructure as evaluated by SmartAsset are 1. Utah, 2. Nevada, 3. Delaware, 4. North Dakota, 5. Oregon, 6. Minnesota, 7. Maryland, 8. Nebraska, 9. Connecticut, 10. Vermont.