U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-4000


Skip to content U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway AdministrationU.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration

Highway Trust Fund

Home / Resources / Highway Trust Fund

Highway Trust Fund

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.

Graph | Table

In October, includes a transfer of $100 million (reduced to $93,100,000 by a sequester) to the Highway Account from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund pursuant to section 31203 of P.L. 114-94.

PDF: Highway Account Balance Chart

Status of the Highway Trust Fund - Fiscal Year 2017

HPLS-10
Table FE-1

October
2016
November
2016
December
2016
January
2017
February
2017
March
2017
April
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
August
2017
September
2017
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account
Opening Balance $51,435,286,367 - - - - - - - - - - - $51,435,286,367 469.0%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 789,222,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 789,222,000 12.6%
Interest Income 9,282,954 - - - - - - - - - - - 9,282,954 15446.3%
Other Receipts 1/ 105,100,375 - - - - - - - - - - - 105,100,375 4543.8%
Total Receipts 903,605,329 - - - - - - - - - - - 903,605,329 28.4%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account - - - - - - - - - - - - - -100.0%
From Mass Transit Account - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Outlays 4,156,891,177 - - - - - - - - - - - 4,156,891,177 77.4%
Closing Balance 48,182,000,519 - - - - - - - - - - - 48,182,000,519 575.2%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 17,782,389,509 - - - - - - - - - - - 17,782,389,509 519.7%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 104,728,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 104,728,000 11.3%
Interest Income 3,291,201 - - - - - - - - - - - 3,291,201 14478.9%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Total Receipts 108,019,201 - - - - - - - - - - - 108,019,201 14.8%
Transfers
To Highway Account - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
From Highway Account - - - - - - - - - - - - - -100.0%
Outlays 502,182,737 - - - - - - - - - - - 502,182,737 18.8%
Closing Balance $17,388,225,974 - - - - - - - - - - - $17,388,225,974 519.8%

1/ In October, includes a transfer of $100 million (reduced to $93,100,000 by a sequester) to the Highway Account from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund pursuant to section 31203 of P.L. 114-94.

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 November 10, 2016
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000

All Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) information technology systems will be unavailable, Friday, December 2, at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday, December 04, at 11:59 p.m., EDT, while work is being performed on the network. During that time, users will not be able to access any FHWA systems.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the 5-Help Service Center @ (866) 466-5221 or 5-HelpServiceCenter@dot.gov.