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Research - OCTOBER 16, 2019

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Utah ranks No. 1 for best infrastructure in U.S.

by Kali Persall

In a study ranking U.S. states with the best infrastructure, Utah has emerged at the top of the list, due to short commute times and better broadband coverage.

The study titled States With the Best Infrastructure – 2019 Edition, conducted by SmartAsset, compared states across eight metrics related to road, bridge and public transportation quality, as well as internet coverage, water system needs and electric grid reliability.

The top-ranking states were spread out geographically, with the first 10 composed of three states in the West, two in the Northeast, three in the Midwest and two in the South.

Following Utah was Nevada for its high public transportation use. The report found that 86 percent of roads and 99 percent of bridges were in good or fair condition, the 21st and second-highest rates o

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