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Highway Statistics 2008

Funding For Highways and Disposition of Highway-User Revenues, All Units of Government, 2008 1/

February 2010
Table HF-10

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(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)

ITEM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STATE AGENCIES AND D.C. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS 3/ TOTAL TOTAL AS PERCENT OF TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS
HIGHWAY TRUST FUND HIGHWAY ACCOUNT OTHER FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS 2/ TOTAL FEDERAL
DISPOSITION OF HIGHWAY-USER REVENUE BY COLLECTING AGENCIES
Receipts Available for Distribution 31,324 5,237 36,561 80,120 5,408 122,089 67.06%
Less: Amount for Nonhighway Purposes 4/ - (195) (195) (8,019) (81) (8,295) -4.56%
Less: Amount for Mass Transportation (407) (5,021) (5,428) (8,846) (988) (15,262) -8.38%
Less: Amount for Collection Expenses 5/ - - - (4,277)   (4,277) -2.35%
Less: Amount for Territories 6/ (82) (21) (103)     (103) -0.06%
Net Used for Highway Purposes 30,835 - 30,835 58,978 4,339 94,152 51.72%
REVENUES USED FOR HIGHWAYS - BY COLLECTING AGENCIES
Highway User Revenues:  
Motor-Fuel and Vehicle Taxes 30,835 - 30,835 51,439 2,578 84,852 46.61%
Tolls - - - 7,539 1,761 9,300 5.11%
Subtotal 30,835 - 30,835 58,978 4,339 94,152 51.72%
Other Taxes and Fees:  
Property Taxes and Assessments - - - - 8,322 8,322 4.57%
General Fund Appropriations 3/ 8,017 2,561 10,578 6,819 22,998 40,395 22.19%
Other Taxes and Fees - 471 471 7,009 4,966 12,446 6.84%
Subtotal 8,017 3,032 11,049 13,828 36,286 61,163 33.60%
Investment Income and Other Receipts 21 - 21 10,617 6,833 17,471 9.60%
Total Current Income 38,873 3,032 41,905 83,422 47,458 172,785 94.91%
Bond Issue Proceeds 7/ - - - 14,264 5,669 19,933 10.95%
Grand Total Receipts 38,873 3,032 41,905 97,686 53,127 192,718 105.86%
Intergovernmental Payments:  
Federal Government:  
Highway Trust Fund (35,419) - (35,419) 35,269 150 - -
All Other Funds - (1,658) (1,658) 744 914 - -
State Agencies:  
Highway-User Imposts - - - (11,377) 11,377 - -
All Other Funds - - - (3,450) 3,450 - -
Local Governments - - - 2,400 (2,400) - -
Subtotal (35,419) (1,658) (37,077) 23,586 13,491 - -
Funds Drawn from or Placed in Reserves 8/ (1,922) - (1,922) (7,119) (1,619) (10,660) -5.86%
Total Funds Available 1,532 1,374 2,906 114,153 64,999 182,058 100.00%
DISBURSEMENTS FOR HIGHWAYS - BY EXPENDING AGENCIES
Capital Outlay:  
On State-Administered Highways - - - 62,570 - 62,570 34.37%
On Locally Administered Roads - - - 4,948 22,880 27,828 15.29%
Not Classified by System 214 531 745 1 - 746 0.41%
Subtotal 214 531 745 67,519 22,880 91,144 50.06%
Maintenance and Traffic Services:  
On State-Administered Highways - - - 20,005 - 20,005 10.99%
On Locally Administered Roads - - - 451 24,046 24,497 13.46%
Not Classified by System 26 443 469 1 - 470 0.26%
Subtotal 26 443 469 20,457 24,046 44,972 24.70%
Administration and Research 9/ 1,292 400 1,692 8,164 4,855 14,711 8.08%
Highway Law Enforcement and Safety - - - 7,712 6,853 14,565 8.00%
Interest on Debt - - - 6,000 2,477 8,477 4.66%
Total Current Disbursements 1,532 1,374 2,906 109,852 61,111 173,869 95.50%
Bond Retirements 7/ - - - 4,301 3,888 8,189 4.50%
Grand Total Disbursements 1,532 1,374 2,906 114,153 64,999 182,058 100.00%

1/ This table summarizes data reported in greater detail in the FA, FE, SF, and LGF table series. Some data are preliminary.

2/ Includes the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund. Also includes Federal Highway Administration activities funded by general funds and all other agencies and funds that make appropriations for highways or that receive highway-user revenues. See Table FA-5 for additional information.

3/ Data for local governments are estimated. Amount reported for General Fund Appropriations in the Local column includes some State funds that could not be identified.

4/ Federal column amount represents transfers to the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund and the Federal General Fund.

5/ Includes only those collection and administrative costs paid from motor-fuel and motor-vehicle tax receipts. Operational costs of toll facilities are reported as traffic services. Federal collection expenses are excluded since they are paid for by the General Fund. Local expenses are excluded, because local motor-fuel and motor-vehicle tax data are reported net of collection expenses.

6/ Amounts shown represent Federal payments to territories, and Federal expenditures in territories for highways and mass transit.

7/ Proceeds and redemptions of short-term notes and refunding issues are excluded.

8/ Negative numbers indicate that funds were placed in reserves.

9/ Includes small amounts of engineering and equipment costs not charged to capital outlay and maintenance.

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