The United States is the worst-built nation on the planet, according to a new report from the nonprofit World Economic Forum.
The index ranked countries by their roads and their per-capita expenditure on road construction.
The U.S. ranked at 136 out of 191 countries.
But it’s not just the country that’s out of whack: Mexico, Honduras, Colombia and other nations rank near the bottom of the list.
The report’s authors have put the blame squarely on the Obama administration’s policy of “paving the road.”
But it also notes that the United States has been doing more than most to improve its roads.
The Obama administration is “increasing investment in public transportation, including expanding rail and bus service, building and expanding transit hubs, and upgrading road infrastructure.”
The country also has a “strong commitment to the rule of law,” and has a history of “protecting the rights of all citizens to travel.”
The report also says that the U.N. climate change conference in Paris last month is likely to “further exacerbate global warming.”
And despite a record number of road deaths in the U!
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S. has been able to keep the national death toll at a relatively low rate.
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