The report, prepared by the National Economic Council and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, found 41 percent of Rhode Island's roads are in poor condition. That was tied with Connecticut for the highest percentage in the country.
The report provided the following statistics for Rhode Island:
- There were 66 highway traffic fatalities in 2011
- 57 percent of the state's 766 bridges are in poor condition
- There are 783 active highway projects
- The state's fuel consumption per capita is 415.53 gallons
- Vehicle repair and operating costs are $661.94 a year per driver
Legislation he sponsored includes more than $200 million a year in federal investment to Rhode Island over six years.