The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the US has named Florida as the state that has made the least use of highway funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Wyoming on the other hand was named as the state that has made the best use of the funds.
The report, based on State Progress Reports submitted by all 50 states and the District of Columbia to the Committee in July 2009 identified Florida, Hawaii and South Carolina as the worst performing states and Wyoming, New Hampshire and Oaklahoma as the best.
Up to 30 June, Wyoming had started work on projects using 76% of its funds, while Florida had only begun work on projects using 2% of its funds.
The results depended on the percentage of Recovery Act highway formula funds that were put on bid, were under contract or were under progress.
The chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure James L. Oberstar has urged Florida, Hawaii, and South Carolina to refocus their efforts to implement the Recovery Act.