2/28/2017, US News – The Best States ranking of U.S. states draws on thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens. In addition to health care and education, the metrics take into account a state’s economy, the opportunity it offers people, its roads, bridges, internet and other infrastructure, its public safety and the integrity and health of state government.

While Wisconsin is ranked #16 overall, this is not driven by the state’s transportation score.  Wisconsin ranks #49 in quality roads and #41 for transportation.