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Status of The Federal Highway Trust Fund 1/
   October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2010

November 2010
Table FE-10

Item Highway Account Mass Transit Account 2/ Total
I. Opening balance:      
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. Uninvested - held by Bureau of Public Debt 926,034,056.25 159,827,432.98 1,085,861,489.23
C. Uninvested - held by program agencies 639,619,634.74 883,651,684.14 1,523,271,318.88
D. Total balance 8,881,337,690.99 5,212,232,117.12 14,093,569,808.11
II. Receipts:      
A. Gross excise taxes (transferred General Fund receipts)      
  1. Gasoline 20,955,304,000.00 3,881,615,000.00 24,836,919,000.00
2. Diesel and special motor fuels 8,061,568,000.00 1,074,251,000.00 9,135,819,000.00
3. Tires 318,251,000.00 0.00 318,251,000.00
4. Trucks and trailers 1,562,325,000.00 0.00 1,562,325,000.00
5. Federal use tax 886,623,000.00 0.00 886,623,000.00
6. Total excise taxes 31,784,071,000.00 4,955,866,000.00 36,739,937,000.00
B. Deduct – reimbursement to General Fund receipts (refunds and tax credits)      
  1. Diesel 363,476,900.00 0.00 363,476,900.00
  2. Gasoline 205,591,620.00 0.00 205,591,620.00
  3. Total 569,068,520.00 0.00 569,068,520.00
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 429,159,000.00 60,847,000.00 490,006,000.00
3 To Airport and Airway Trust Fund (aviation kerosene taxes) 628,322,000.00 83,821,000.00 712,143,000.00
4. To General Fund -Rescission §1007(b) of P.L. 111-118 6,800,000.00 0.00 6,800,000.00
5. Total 1,065,125,000.00 144,824,000.00 1,209,949,000.00
D. Net excise taxes 30,149,877,480.00 4,811,042,000.00 34,960,919,480.00
E. Interest income      
  1. Interest on investments (cash basis) 3/ 12,155,412.90 5,169,211.42 17,324,624.32
2. Interest under Cash Management Improvement Act (net) 160,516.00 0.00 160,516.00
3. Total 12,315,928.90 5,169,211.42 17,485,140.32
E. Other income      
  1. Motor carrier safety fines and penalties 17,502,330.77 0.00 17,502,330.77
2. Civil tax penalties related to highway excise taxes 7,416,000.00 0.00 7,416,000.00
3. Transfer from General Fund - P.L. 111-147 14,700,000,000.00 4,800,000,000.00 19,500,000,000.00
4. TIFIA subsidy - downward re-estimate 5,404,434.56 0.00 5,404,434.56
5. Total 14,730,322,765.33 4,800,000,000.00 19,530,322,765.33
F. Total receipts 44,892,516,174.23 9,616,211,211.42 54,508,727,385.65
III. Transfers between Highway Trust Fund accounts      
A. From Highway Account to Mass Transit Account (1,051,575,346.00) 1,051,575,346.00 0.00
B. From Mass Transit Account to Highway Account 27,706,467.00 (27,706,467.00) 0.00
C. Total (1,023,868,879.00) 1,023,868,879.00 0.00
IV. Expenditures:      
A.Federal Highway Administration      
  1. Federal aid to highways 30,778,205,296.44 0.00 30,778,205,296.44
2. Right-of-way revolving fund (15,727,853.21) 0.00 (15,727,853.21)
3. Appalachian Development Highway System (1,339,064.02) 0.00 (1,339,064.02)
4. Miscellaneous Highway Trust Funds 41,355,055.55 0.00 41,355,055.55
5. Total 30,802,493,434.76 0.00 30,802,493,434.76
B. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 512,972,012.61 0.00 512,972,012.61
C. Federal Transit Administration 0.00 7,362,974,529.63 7,362,974,529.63
D. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration      
  1. Highway related safety grants 0.00 0.00 0.00
2. Operations and research 120,369,342.13 0.00 120,369,342.13
3. Highway traffic safety grants 565,787,029.59 0.00 565,787,029.59
4. National driver register 4,723,463.42 0.00 4,723,463.42
5. Total 690,879,835.14 0.00 690,879,835.14
E. Federal Railroad Administration 0.00 0.00 0.00
F. Other agencies 370,449.99 0.00 370,449.99
G. Total expenditures 32,006,715,732.50 7,362,974,529.63 39,369,690,262.13
V. Closing Balances in Trust Fund:      
A. Investments      
U. S. Treasury special certificates of indebtedness 17,953,739,929.36 6,500,851,173.40 24,454,591,102.76
B. Undisbursed balances      
  1. Uninvested - held by Bureau of Public Debt 1,592,030,000.00 205,420,000.00 1,797,450,000.00
2. Uninvested - held by program agencies      
  a. Federal aid to highways 978,077,467.46 0.00 978,077,467.46
b. Right-of-way revolving fund 5,978,779.63 0.00 5,978,779.63
c. Miscellaneous highway trust funds 25,871,264.68 0.00 25,871,264.68
d. Appalachian Development Highway System 7,531,529.16 0.00 7,531,529.16
e. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 38,274,972.04 0.00 38,274,972.04
f. Federal Transit Administration 0.00 1,783,066,504.51 1,783,066,504.51
g. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 139,640,489.40 0.00 139,640,489.40
h. Federal Railroad Administration 312,151.02 0.00 312,151.02
i. Other agencies 1,812,670.97 0.00 1,812,670.97
j. Total 1,197,499,324.36 1,783,066,504.51 2,980,565,828.87
3. Total uninvested balance 2,789,529,324.36 1,988,486,504.51 4,778,015,828.87
C. Total balance 20,743,269,253.72 8,489,337,677.91 29,232,606,931.63

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.

3/ Effective March, 18, 2010, the Highway Trust Fund earns interest on its invested balances.