Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont topped this category since all three have a long track record of success. All three states continue to raise the bar on cost-effective programs and policies.
California, Massachusetts and New York lead in this category. Massachusetts continues to promote smart growth in areas all throughout the state with state delivered financial incentives. While on the other hand the state of New York has implemented a vehicles per mile traveled reduction target. No word on California’s efforts in this category.
For this grouping there were only two states that made the top grade, California and Illinois. Both states continue to improve upon codes each year.
Massachusetts, Maryland and California were the highest ranking states.
California, Illinois, Minnesota and New York are the top leaders on this policy area.