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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 October 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                       $ 11,375,576,895 201.7%
Receipts:                            
Net Tax Receipts 728,491,000                       728,491,000 46.1%
Interest Income 142,350                       142,350 -82.2%
Other Receipts 1,815,415                       1,815,415 -100.0%
Total Receipts 730,448,765                       730,448,765 -92.8%
Transfers:                            
To Mass Transit Account 161,211,000                       161,211,000 0.0%
From Mass Transit Account -                       - 0.0%
Outlays 4,392,176,192                       4,392,176,192 4.3%
Closing Balance 7,552,638,469                       7,552,638,469 -22.2%
Mass Transit Account                            
Opening Balance 3,470,837,160                       3,470,837,160 39.3%
Receipts                            
Net Tax Receipts 100,399,000                       100,399,000 47.0%
Interest Income 48,966                       48,966 -86.3%
Other Receipts -                       - -100.0%
Total Receipts 100,447,966                       100,447,966 -95.2%
Transfers                            
To Highway Account -                       - 0.0%
From Highway Account 161,211,000                       161,211,000 0.0%
Outlays 716,412,397                       716,412,397 -1.6%
Closing Balance $ 3,016,083,728                       $ 3,016,083,728 -22.2%

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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