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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 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             $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             15,801,590,649 5.9%
Interest Income 142,350 177,305 156,853 97,667 79,506 128,608             782,289 -56.6%
Other Receipts 1,815,415 1,369,324 1,735,022 1,863,006 1,869,845 1,961,607             10,614,219 -99.9%
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             15,812,987,158 -35.7%
Transfers:                            
To Mass Transit Account 161,211,000 - 60,000,000 370,000,000 - 275,000,000             866,211,000 56.1%
From Mass Transit Account - - 6,300,604 - 426,284 14,105,643             20,832,531 -6.1%
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             18,217,519,855 -4.8%
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             8,125,665,728 -6.6%
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             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             2,306,368,764 2.7%
Interest Income 48,966 73,227 64,266 43,232 32,457 47,965             310,114 -60.5%
Other Receipts - - - - - -             - -100.0%
Total Receipts 100,447,966 507,131,227 416,726,266 432,219,232 446,594,221 403,559,965             2,306,678,877 -46.2%
Transfers                            
To Highway Account - - 6,300,604 - 426,284 14,105,643             20,832,531 -6.1%
From Highway Account 161,211,000 - 60,000,000 370,000,000 - 275,000,000             866,211,000 56.1%
Outlays 716,412,397 506,533,095 696,457,728 576,236,385 529,448,009 918,003,500             3,943,091,114 -2.7%
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             $ 2,679,803,393 -17.8%

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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