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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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PDF: Highway Account Balance Chart

Status of the Highway Trust Fund - Fiscal Year 2019

HPLS-10
Table FE-1

October
2018
November
2018
December
2018
January
2019
February
2019
March
2019
April
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
August
2019
September
2019
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account
Opening Balance $32,605,372,070 $28,988,031,190 $28,799,197,977 $28,914,137,536 $28,726,184,162 $29,153,105,231 $30,023,501,637 $30,136,463,464 - - - - $32,605,372,070 -21.3%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 690,674,000 3,715,308,000 3,207,236,000 2,895,457,000 3,117,555,000 3,429,814,926 3,048,278,000 2,851,093,805 - - - - 22,955,416,731 3.0%
Interest Income 58,046,699 49,878,918 53,987,910 56,122,400 50,658,143 54,143,184 61,090,707 58,110,575 - - - - 442,038,537 33.5%
Other Receipts 1,821,340 2,052,866 78,867,024 1,586,421 1,547,756 1,865,498 1,380,235 2,303,152 - - - - 91,424,292 -17.0%
Total Receipts 750,542,039 3,767,239,783 3,340,090,934 2,953,165,822 3,169,760,900 3,485,823,608 3,110,748,942 2,911,507,532 - - - - 23,488,879,561 3.3%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account 300,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - 300,000,000 - - - - - 1,000,000,000 -16.7%
From Mass Transit Account - 9,659,052 - 49,169 1,543,958 2,564,883 24,819,694 - - - - - 38,636,756 68.5%
Outlays 4,067,882,920 3,965,732,049 3,225,151,375 2,741,168,365 2,744,383,789 2,617,992,086 2,722,606,809 3,889,142,642 - - - - 25,974,060,033 2.4%
Closing Balance 28,988,031,190 28,799,197,977 28,914,137,536 28,726,184,162 29,153,105,231 30,023,501,637 30,136,463,464 29,158,828,354 - - - - 29,158,828,354 -22.5%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 11,902,062,262 11,644,051,059 11,448,065,377 11,299,748,223 11,430,040,542 10,966,114,118 10,811,627,425 10,940,312,724 - - - - 11,902,062,262 -19.9%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 93,447,000 543,697,000 469,456,000 423,853,000 459,841,000 456,986,872 449,816,000 381,724,640 - - - - 3,278,821,512 -1.6%
Interest Income 21,938,702 20,097,239 21,451,513 22,184,791 18,897,425 19,835,525 21,259,740 20,324,437 - - - - 165,989,372 33.8%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Total Receipts 115,385,702 563,794,239 490,907,513 446,037,791 478,738,425 476,822,396 471,075,740 402,049,077 - - - - 3,444,810,884 -0.3%
Transfers
To Highway Account - 9,659,052 - 49,169 1,543,958 2,564,883 24,819,694 - - - - - 38,636,756.00 68.5%
From Highway Account 300,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - 300,000,000 - - - - - 1,000,000,000.00 -16.7%
Outlays 673,396,906 750,120,869 639,224,666 715,696,303 941,120,892 628,744,206 617,570,747 744,346,010 - - - - 5,710,220,599.05 -1.6%
Closing Balance $11,644,051,059 $11,448,065,377 $11,299,748,223 $11,430,040,542 $10,966,114,118 $10,811,627,425 $10,940,312,724 $10,598,015,791 - - - - 10,598,015,790.79 -22.5%

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.

Page last modified on June 20, 2019
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