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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 August 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 $8,698,744,408 $8,119,224,952 $8,140,402,561 $5,956,247,313 $3,932,854,657 $11,376,600,312 $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 2,653,410,000 2,929,741,000 2,442,704,041 2,840,498,000 3,174,475,000 5,097,427,186 34,066,103,936 7.1%
Interest Income 798,358 275,937 136,715 77,373 216,371 296,475 135,526 150,817 132,555 77,747 109,859 190,700 2,598,433 -44.0%
Other Receipts 1/ 9,652,551,018 1,251,203 1,192,555 1,474,511 1,168,010 1,464,630 1,664,108 1,182,276 2,287,144 1,630,552 8,766,532,349 2,405,343 18,434,803,699 212.5%
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 2,655,209,634 2,931,074,093 2,445,123,739 2,842,206,298 11,941,117,209 5,100,023,229 52,503,506,067 39.3%
Transfers:                            
To Mass Transit Account - 195,000,000 - 120,000,000 120,000,000 120,000,000 60,000,000 122,000,000 155,000,000 267,000,000 - - 1,159,000,000 45.6%
From Mass Transit Account - 2,802,222 11,249,141 1,052,791 - 7,083,360 17,949,804 8,012,256 540,831 667,965 1,789,985 - 51,148,355 3.3%
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 3,192,678,894 2,795,908,740 4,474,819,818 4,599,266,919 4,499,161,539 5,101,046,646 43,791,139,004 2.0%
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 8,119,224,952 8,140,402,561 5,956,247,313 3,932,854,657 11,376,600,312 11,375,576,895 11,375,576,895 201.7%
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 3,261,854,440 3,164,821,392 2,848,262,449 2,323,677,319 2,321,494,153 3,793,091,244 2,492,074,635 -52.0%
Receipts                            
Net Tax Receipts 68,320,000 500,642,000 408,314,000 385,391,000 416,226,000 466,354,477 402,353,000 439,607,000 359,047,641 426,183,000 436,359,000 655,723,784 4,964,520,903 6.8%
Interest Income 358,350 122,306 65,991 31,311 87,194 120,881 52,122 54,823 55,394 36,047 50,838 34,187 1,069,444 -41.0%
Other Receipts 2/ 2,041,600,000 - - - - - - - - - 2,000,000,000 - 4,041,600,000 0.0%
Total Receipts 2,110,278,350 500,764,306 408,379,991 385,422,311 416,313,194 466,475,358 402,405,122 439,661,823 359,103,036 426,219,047 2,436,409,838 655,757,971 9,007,190,347 93.7%
Transfers                            
To Highway Account - 2,802,222 11,249,141 1,052,791 - 7,083,360 17,949,804 8,012,256 540,831 667,965 1,789,985 - 51,148,355 3.3%
From Highway Account - 195,000,000 - 120,000,000 120,000,000 120,000,000 60,000,000 122,000,000 155,000,000 267,000,000 - - 1,159,000,000 45.6%
Outlays 728,124,954 710,133,867 793,150,843 678,193,629 592,665,534 548,397,364 541,488,366 870,208,510 1,038,147,334 694,734,248 963,022,761 978,012,056 9,136,279,466 12.8%
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 $3,164,821,392 $2,848,262,449 $2,323,677,319 $2,321,494,153 $3,793,091,244 $ 3,470,837,160 $3,470,837,160 39.3%

1/ In October, includes a transfer of $10.4 billion from the General Fund pursuant to section 40251 of P.L. 112-141 as reduced by the sequester of $748,800,000. In August, includes a transfer of $7.765 billion from the General Fund and $1 billion from the Leaking Undergound Storage Tank Trust Fund pursuant to section 2002 of P.L. 113-159.

2/ In October, includes a transfer of $2.2 billion from the General Fund pursuant to section 40251 of P.L. 112-141 as reduced by the sequester of $158,400,000. In August, includes a transfer of $2 billion from the General Fund pursuant to P.L. 113-159.

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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