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Highway Statistics 2009

Status of The Federal Highway Trust Fund 1/

October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009

October 2009
Table FE-10

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Item Highway Account Mass Transit Account Total
I. Opening balance:      
A. Investments - U.S. Treasury special certificates of Indebtedness 6,924,524,000.00 5,886,604,000.00 12,811,128,000.00
B. Uninvested - held by Bureau of Public Debt 1,977,212,520.05 290,901,961.98 2,268,114,482.03
C. Uninvested - held by program agencies 1,130,493,468.65 609,116,099.63 1,739,609,568.28
D. Total balance 10,032,229,988.70 6,786,622,061.61 16,818,852,050.31
II. Receipts:      
A. Gross excise taxes (transferred General Fund receipts)      
  1. Gasoline 20,778,057,000.00 3,848,791,000.00 24,626,848,000.00
2. Diesel and special motor fuels 8,226,454,000.00 1,096,664,000.00 9,323,118,000.00
3. Tires 314,276,000.00 0.00 314,276,000.00
4. Trucks and trailers 1,890,021,000.00 0.00 1,890,021,000.00
5. Federal use tax 962,528,000.00 0.00 962,528,000.00
6. Total excise taxes 32,171,336,000.00 4,945,455,000.00 37,116,791,000.00
B. Deduct - reimbursement to General Fund receipts (refunds and tax credits)      
  1. Diesel 654,505,000.00 0.00 654,505,000.00
  2. Gasoline 391,262,000.00 0.00 391,262,000.00
  3. Total 1,045,767,000.00 0.00 1,045,767,000.00
C. Transfers to other funds      
  1. To Land and Water Conservation Fund 844,000.00 156,000.00 1,000,000.00
2. To Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund 427,156,000.00 59,845,000.00 487,001,000.00
3 To Airport and Airway Trust Fund (aviation kerosene taxes) 571,170,000.00 76,196,000.00 647,366,000.00
4. Total 999,170,000.00 136,197,000.00 1,135,367,000.00
D. Net excise taxes 30,126,399,000.00 4,809,258,000.00 34,935,657,000.00
E. Other income      
  1. Motor carrier safety fines and penalties 17,444,444.86 0.00 17,444,444.86
2. Interest under Cash Management Improvement Act (net) 8,142,000.00 0.00 8,142,000.00
3. Interest under Cash Management Improvement Act (net)
1,151,229.00 0.00 1,151,229.00
4. Transfer in: TIFIA loan subsidy re-estimate 164,342,163.00 0.00 164,342,163.00
5. Transfer from General Fund - P.L. 111-46 7,000,000,000.00 0.00 7,000,000,000.00
6. Total7,191,079,836.86 0.00 7,191,079,836.86
F. Total receipts 37,317,478,836.86 4,809,258,000.00 42,126,736,836.86
III. Transfers between Highway Trust Fund accounts      
A. From Highway Account to Mass Transit Account (1,004,790,527.73) 1,004,790,527.73 0.00
B. From Mass Transit Account to Highway Account 107,736,356.00 (107,736,356.00) 0.00
C. Total (897,054,171.73) 897,054,171.73 0.00
IV. Expenditures:      
A.Federal Highway Administration      
  1. Federal aid to highways 36,347,114,069.63 0.00 36,347,114,069.63
2. Right-of-way revolving fund (11,735,521.73) 0.00 (11,735,521.73)
3. Appalachian Development Highway System 1,444,089.38 0.00 1,444,089.38
4. Miscellaneous Highway Trust Funds 71,966,224.11 0.00 71,966,224.11
5. Total 36,408,788,861.39 0.00 36,408,788,861.39
B. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 507,858,506.64 0.00 507,858,506.64
C. Federal Transit Administration 0.00 7,280,702,116.22 7,280,702,116.22
D. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration      
  1. Highway related safety grants 0.00 0.00 0.00
2. Operations and research 125,766,431.89 0.00 125,766,431.89
3. Highway traffic safety grants 523,479,118.48 0.00 523,479,118.48
4. National driver register 4,977,508.30 0.00 4,977,508.30
5. Total 654,223,058.67 0.00 654,223,058.67
E. Federal Railroad Administration 0.00
0.00 0.00
F. Other agencies 446,536.14 0.00 446,536.14
G. Total expenditures 37,571,316,962.84 7,280,702,116.22 44,852,019,079.06
V. Closing Balances in Trust Fund:      
A. Investments      
U. S. Treasury special certificates of indebtedness 7,315,684,000.00 4,168,753,000.00 11,484,437,000.00
B. Undisbursed balances      
  1. Uninvested - held by Bureau of Public Debt 926,034,056.25 159,827,432.98 1,085,861,489.23
2. Uninvested - held by program agencies      
  a. Federal aid to highways 463,028,438.90 0.00 463,028,438.90
b. Right-of-way revolving fund 5,978,779.63 0.00 5,978,779.63
c. Miscellaneous highway trust funds 35,103,320.23 0.00 35,103,320.23
d. Appalachian Development Highway System 6,192,465.14 0.00 6,192,465.14
e. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 19,746,984.65 0.00 19,746,984.65
f. Federal Transit Administration 0.00 883,651,684.14 883,651,684.14
g. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 107,074,374.21 0.00 107,074,374.21
h. Federal Railroad Administration 312,151.02 0.00 312,151.02
i. Other agencies 2,183,120.96 0.00 2,183,120.96
j. Total 639,619,634.74 883,651,684.14 1,523,271,318.88
3. Total uninvested balance 1,565,653,690.99 1,043,479,117.12 2,609,132,808.11
C. Total balance 8,881,337,690.99 5,212,232,117.12 14,093,569,808.11

1/ The Fund was created June 29, 1956, by the enactment of the Highway Revenue Act of 1956.

2/ The Mass Transit Account was established April 1, 1983, by the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982.

Updated: 01/03/2012

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