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Highway Statistics 2009

Funding For Highways and Disposition of Highway-User Revenues, All Units of Government, 2009 1/

August 2011
Table HF-10

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(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)

ITEM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 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 30,126 4,986 35,112 78,865 5,325 119,302 61.00%
Less: Amount for Nonhighway Purposes 4/ - (176) (176) (8,752) (135) (9,063) -4.63%
Less: Amount for Mass Transportation (1,050) (4,765) (5,815) (6,893) (1,047) (13,755) -7.03%
Less: Amount for Collection Expenses 5/ - - - (2,672)   (2,672) -1.37%
Less: Amount for Territories 6/ (204) (45) (249)     (249) -0.13%
Net Used for Highway Purposes 28,872 - 28,872 60,548 4,143 93,563 47.84%
REVENUES USED FOR HIGHWAYS - BY COLLECTING AGENCIES
Highway User Revenues:  
Motor-Fuel and Vehicle Taxes 28,872 - 28,872 52,843 2,501 84,216 43.06%
Tolls - - - 7,705 1,642 9,347 4.78%
Subtotal 28,872 - 28,872 60,548 4,143 93,563 47.84%
Other Taxes and Fees:  
Property Taxes and Assessments - - - - 8,772 8,772 4.49%
General Fund Appropriations 4/ 7,000 4,516 11,516 7,309 23,300 42,125 21.54%
Other Taxes and Fees - 626 626 5,113 4,926 10,665 5.45%
Subtotal 7,000 5,142 12,142 12,422 36,998 61,562 31.48%
Investment Income and Other Receipts 191 - 191 8,393 5,744 14,328 7.33%
Total Current Income 36,063 5,142 41,205 81,363 46,885 169,453 86.64%
Bond Issue Proceeds 7/ - - - 18,990 7,237 26,227 13.41%
Grand Total Receipts 36,063 5,142 41,205 100,353 54,122 195,680 100.05%
Intergovernmental Payments:  
Federal Government:  
Highway Trust Fund (34,856) - (34,856) 34,856 - - -
All Other Funds - (4,641) (4,641) 3,755 886 - -
State Agencies:    
Highway-User Imposts - - - (14,100) 14,100 - -
All Other Funds - - - (4,111) 4,111 - -
Local Governments - - - 2,998 (2,998) - -
Subtotal (34,856) (4,641) (39,497) 23,398 16,099 - -
Funds Drawn from or Placed in Reserves 8/ 1,151 - 1,151 (823) (430) (102) -0.05%
Total Funds Available 2,358 501 2,859 122,928 69,791 195,578 100.00%
DISBURSEMENTS FOR HIGHWAYS - BY EXPENDING AGENCIES
Capital Outlay:  
On State-Administered Highways - - - 65,546 - 65,546 33.51%
On Locally Administered Roads - - - 5,613 22,300 27,913 14.27%
Not Classified by System 929 136 1,065 1 - 1,066 0.55%
Subtotal 929 136 1,065 71,160 22,300 94,525 48.33%
Maintenance and Traffic Services:  
On State-Administered Highways - - - 20,861 - 20,861 10.67%
On Locally Administered Roads - - - 862 27,449 28,311 14.48%
Not Classified by System 3 257 260 1 - 261 0.13%
Subtotal 3 257 260 21,723 27,449 49,432 25.28%
Administration and Research 9/ 1,426 108 1,534 9,488 4,577 15,599 7.98%
Highway Law Enforcement and Safety - - - 8,273 9,148 17,421 8.91%
Interest on Debt - - - 6,305 2,562 8,867 4.53%
Total Current Disbursements 2,358 501 2,859 116,948 66,036 185,843 95.02%
Bond Retirements 7/ - - - 5,979 3,755 9,734 4.98%
Grand Total Disbursements 2,358 501 2,859 122,928 69,791 195,578 100.00%

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.

4/ Amount reported for General Fund Appropriations in the Local column includes some State funds that could not be identified.

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

6/ 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.

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

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

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

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

 

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