Washington is among the top 13 states when it comes to showing taxpayers how transportation dollars are spent.
The Pew Center on the States and The Rockefeller Foundation stated Washington and the other 12 states earned their ranking because the states showed goals, performance measures and data that helped legislators make better decisions.
The Department of Transportation was recognized for improving safety, and reducing time wasted and lost mobility. The department said it uses performance data to track roads for congestion, collisions and response times.
Other states that made it into the top 13 were California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Virginia.