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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 March 2014 (FY 2014). Data is available in Table FE-1 below.

PDF: Highway Account Balance Chart

Status of the Highway Trust Fund - Fiscal Year 2014

HPLS-10 Table FE-1
October
2013
November
2013
December
2013
January
2014
February
2014
March
2014
April
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
August
2014
September
2014
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account                            
Opening Balance $3,771,061,477 $9,712,011,560 $9,219,709,250 $8,307,284,580 $8,255,369,699 $8,589,757,986             $3,771,061,477 -61.2%
Receipts:                            
Net Tax Receipts 498,616,000 3,350,035,000 2,731,151,000 2,577,803,000 2,744,525,000 3,025,718,709             14,927,848,709 1.7%
Interest Income 798,358 275,937 136,715 77,373 216,371 296,475             1,801,229 -47.5%
Other Receipts 1/ 9,652,551,018 1,251,203 1,192,555 1,474,511 1,168,010 1,464,630             9,659,101,928 55.6%
Total Receipts 10,151,965,376 3,351,562,140 2,732,480,270 2,579,354,884 2,745,909,381 3,027,479,815             24,588,751,866 17.7%
Transfers:                            
To Mass Transit Account - 195,000,000 - 120,000,000 120,000,000 120,000,000             555,000,000 89.3%
From Mass Transit Account - 2,802,222 11,249,141 1,052,791 - 7,083,360             22,187,514 75.9%
Outlays 4,211,015,293 3,651,666,672 3,656,154,081 2,512,322,556 2,291,521,094 2,805,576,753             19,128,256,449 1.9%
Closing Balance 9,712,011,560 9,219,709,250 8,307,284,580 8,255,369,699 8,589,757,986 8,698,744,408             8,698,744,408 -24.9%
Mass Transit Account                            
Opening Balance 2,492,074,635 3,874,228,031 3,857,056,248 3,461,036,254 3,287,212,145 3,230,859,806             2,492,074,635 -52.0%
Receipts                            
Net Tax Receipts 68,320,000 500,642,000 408,314,000 385,391,000 416,226,000 466,354,477             2,245,247,477 3.6%
Interest Income 358,350 122,306 65,991 31,311 87,194 120,881             786,033 -44.6%
Other Receipts 2/ 2,041,600,000 - - - - -             2,041,600,000 0.0%
Total Receipts 2,110,278,350 500,764,306 408,379,991 385,422,311 416,313,194 466,475,358             4,287,633,510 97.8%
Transfers                            
To Highway Account - 2,802,222 11,249,141 1,052,791 - 7,083,360             22,187,514 75.9%
From Highway Account - 195,000,000 - 120,000,000 120,000,000 120,000,000             555,000,000 89.3%
Outlays 728,124,954 710,133,867 793,150,843 678,193,629 592,665,534 548,397,364             4,050,666,191 10.8%
Closing Balance $3,874,228,031 $3,857,056,248 $3,461,036,254 $3,287,212,145 $3,230,859,806 $3,261,854,440             $3,261,854,440 -18.2%

1/ Includes a transfer of $10.4 billion from the General Fund in October pursuant to section 40251 of P.L. 112-141 as reduced by the sequester of $748,800,000.

2/ Includes a transfer of $2.2 billion from the General Fund in October pursuant to section 40251 of P.L. 112-141 as reduced by the sequester of $158,400,000.

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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