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Status of the Highway Trust Fund

The actual receipts, outlays and balances will be posted each month shortly after month-end as the information becomes available.

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In January: The Highway Account received a transfer of $51.9 billion from the General Fund pursuant to section 31201 of P.L. 114-94 and a transfer of $100 million from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund pursuant to section 31203 of the same law. The Mass Transit Account received a transfer of $18.1 billion from the General Fund pursuant to section 31201 as well.

PDF: Highway Account Balance Chart

Status of the Highway Trust Fund - Fiscal Year 2016

HPLS-10
Table FE-1

October
2015
November
2015
December
2015
January
2016
February
2016
March
2016
April
2016
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
August
2016
September
2016
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account            
Opening Balance $9,040,357,630 $7,135,940,746 $6,054,362,947 $5,545,564,243 $57,666,212,792 $58,518,511,050             $9,040,357,630 -20.5%
Receipts:            
Net Tax Receipts 701,147,000 3,537,806,000 2,912,698,000 2,874,343,000 3,450,990,843 2,831,499,000             16,308,483,843 3.2%
Interest Income 59,712 244,000 601,858 6,108,996 12,262,637 12,590,975             31,868,178 3973.7%
Other Receipts 1/ 2,263,220 1,759,518 1,809,696 52,001,945,429 95,258,392 2,306,182             52,105,342,438 490801.3%
Total Receipts 703,469,932 3,539,809,518 2,915,109,554 54,882,397,425 3,558,511,872 2,846,396,157             68,445,694,459 332.8%
Transfers:            
To Mass Transit Account 265,000,000 - - 280,000,000 - -             545,000,000 -37.1%
From Mass Transit Account - - 27,331,312 - - 3,319,686             30,650,998 47.1%
Outlays 2,342,886,816 4,621,387,318 3,451,239,570 2,481,748,876 2,706,213,615 3,056,528,177             18,660,004,371 2.4%
Closing Balance 7,135,940,746 6,054,362,947 5,545,564,243 57,666,212,792 58,518,511,050 58,311,698,716             58,311,698,716 617.6%
Mass Transit Account            
Opening Balance 2,869,390,996 2,805,670,802 2,505,111,743 1,706,779,013 20,019,124,006 19,959,058,229             2,869,390,996 -17.3%
Receipts            
Net Tax Receipts 94,080,000 513,327,000 422,758,000 417,157,000 483,361,435 415,072,000             2,345,755,435 1.7%
Interest Income 22,575 119,683 265,996 2,120,647 4,238,646 4,306,482             11,074,029 3471.0%
Other Receipts 1/ - - - 18,100,000,000 - -             18,100,000,000 0.0%
Total Receipts 94,102,575 513,446,683 423,023,996 18,519,277,647 487,600,081 419,378,482             20,456,829,464 786.9%
Transfers            
To Highway Account - - 27,331,312 - - 3,319,686             30,650,998 47.1%
From Highway Account 265,000,000 - - 280,000,000 - -             545,000,000 -37.1%
Outlays 422,822,768 814,005,742 1,194,025,414 486,932,654 547,665,858 708,946,124             4,174,398,561 5.9%
Closing Balance $2,805,670,802 $2,505,111,743 $1,706,779,013 $20,019,124,006 $19,959,058,229 $19,666,170,901             $19,666,170,901 633.9%

1/ In January, includes a transfer of $51.9 billion to the Highway Account and $18.1 billion to the Mass Transit Account both from the General Fund pursuant to section 31201 of P.L. 114-94. In addition, includes a transfer of $100 million to the Highway Account from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund pursuant to section 31203 of the same law.

PDF: Table FE-1

Should a situation occur where FHWA cannot fully reimburse States, the agency may take some or all of the following actions:

These are some of the possible actions FHWA might take in the event of a cash shortfall.  The specific actions would depend on the exact nature of the shortfall.

Page last modified on April 13, 2016
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