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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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Line chart showing a comparison of the Highway Account Balances for Fiscal Years 2010 through May 2015 (FY 2015). Data is available in Table FE-1 below.

PDF: Highway Account Balance Chart

Status of the Highway Trust Fund - Fiscal Year 2015

HPLS-10 Table FE-1
October
2014
November
2014
December
2014
January
2015
February
2015
March
2015
April
2015
May
2015
June
2015
July
2015
August
2015
September
2015
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account                            
Opening Balance $ 11,375,576,895 $7,552,638,469 $7,751,616,355 $7,258,657,198 $7,462,176,067 $8,233,335,769 $8,125,665,728 $8,659,912,009         $11,375,576,895 201.7%
Receipts:                    
Net Tax Receipts 728,491,000 3,414,433,000 2,804,751,000 2,909,680,000 3,250,791,649 2,693,444,000 2,971,073,000 2,512,801,229         21,285,464,878 3.8%
Interest Income 142,350 177,305 156,853 97,667 79,506 128,608 115,698 59,337         957,324 -54.1%
Other Receipts 1,815,415 1,369,324 1,735,022 1,863,006 1,869,845 1,961,607 2,020,906 2,665,051         15,300,176 -99.8%
Total Receipts 730,448,765 3,415,979,629 2,806,642,875 2,911,640,674 3,252,741,000 2,695,534,215 2,973,209,603 2,515,525,617         21,301,722,378 -29.4%
Transfers:                    
To Mass Transit Account 161,211,000 - 60,000,000 370,000,000 - 275,000,000 - -         866,211,000 17.5%
From Mass Transit Account - - 6,300,604 - 426,284 14,105,643 2,855,542 540,831         24,228,904 -49.7%
Outlays 4,392,176,192 3,217,001,742 3,245,902,636 2,338,121,805 2,482,007,582 2,542,309,898 2,441,818,864 3,324,100,059         23,983,438,779 -4.5%
Closing Balance 7,552,638,469 7,751,616,355 7,258,657,198 7,462,176,067 8,233,335,769 8,125,665,728 8,659,912,009 7,851,878,399         7,851,878,399 -3.5%
Mass Transit Account                    
Opening Balance 3,470,837,160 3,016,083,728 3,016,681,861 2,790,649,795 3,016,632,642 2,933,352,571 2,679,803,393 2,466,877,027         3,470,837,160 39.3%
Receipts                    
Net Tax Receipts 100,399,000 507,058,000 416,662,000 432,176,000 446,561,764 403,512,000 444,998,000 338,183,422         3,089,550,185 0.1%
Interest Income 48,966 73,227 64,266 43,232 32,457 47,965 36,141 16,854         363,108 -59.3%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - -         - -100.0%
Total Receipts 100,447,966 507,131,227 416,726,266 432,219,232 446,594,221 403,559,965 445,034,141 338,200,275         3,089,913,294 -39.8%
Transfers                    
To Highway Account - - 6,300,604 - 426,284 14,105,643 2,855,542 540,831         24,228,904 -49.7%
From Highway Account 161,211,000 - 60,000,000 370,000,000 - 275,000,000 - -         866,211,000 17.5%
Outlays 716,412,397 506,533,095 696,457,728 576,236,385 529,448,009 918,003,500 655,104,964 597,700,248         5,195,896,326 -4.9%
Closing Balance $ 3,016,083,728 $3,016,681,861 $2,790,649,795 $3,016,632,642 $2,933,352,571 $2,679,803,393 $2,466,877,027 $2,206,836,224         $ 2,206,836,224 -22.5%

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.

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