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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 2020

HPLS-10
Table FE-1

October
2019
November
2019
December
2019
January
2020
February
2020
March
2020
April
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
August
2020
September
2020
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account
Opening Balance $24,651,555,437 $20,227,424,890 $20,370,277,926 $20,406,541,154 $20,773,161,866 $20,873,202,863 $20,255,195,828 $19,472,868,283 $16,202,370,264 $13,955,465,835 $12,375,051,948 - $24,651,555,437 -24.4%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 773,111,000 3,946,552,000 3,249,406,000 3,378,915,000 3,184,579,233 2,807,091,330 2,633,151,000 587,949,177 1,909,195,623 3,363,635,000 4,157,947,000 - 29,991,532,364 580.7%
Interest Income 30,568,605 23,045,224 25,517,626 24,441,251 22,673,817 8,668,266 1,656,322 1,183,370 1,557,510 1,067,597 696,145 - 141,075,733 30.7%
Other Receipts 1,393,328 1,204,716 93,629,659 2,025,385 1,566,402 1,264,052 735,372 905,425 1,179,768 1,146,690 1,207,186 - 106,257,982 2642.7%
Total Receipts 805,072,933 3,970,801,940 3,368,553,285 3,405,381,635 3,208,819,452 2,817,023,648 2,635,542,694 590,037,973 1,911,932,901 3,365,849,287 4,159,850,331 - 30,238,866,079 569.3%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account 400,000,000 14,526,769 - 400,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - 1,614,526,769 438.2%
From Mass Transit Account - 11,179,660 1,921,311 599,745 - 31,807,286 1,581,877 5,073,380 712,198 512,463 5,055,843 - 58,443,763 505.1%
Outlays 4,829,203,480 3,824,601,795 3,334,211,367 2,639,360,669 3,108,778,455 3,466,837,969 3,019,452,116 3,865,609,371 4,159,549,528 4,546,775,637 5,285,909,431 - 42,080,289,819 423.8%
Closing Balance 20,227,424,890 20,370,277,926 20,406,541,154 20,773,161,866 20,873,202,863 20,255,195,828 19,472,868,283 16,202,370,264 13,955,465,835 12,375,051,948 11,254,048,691 - 11,254,048,691 -60.9%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 8,254,357,776 8,078,110,593 7,819,968,521 7,440,148,247 7,487,564,066 7,256,839,884 6,910,900,682 $6,819,695,287 6,290,798,993 5,565,628,457 5,474,571,833 - 8,254,357,776 -30.6%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 101,253,000 563,469,000 464,060,000 482,482,000 454,957,523 409,034,000 384,100,000 85,953,543 270,163,000 475,448,000 540,252,000 - 4,231,172,066 564.1%
Interest Income 11,374,749 9,005,623 9,390,580 8,499,600 7,680,215 2,911,405 535,189 395,884 561,759 411,582 308,040 - 51,074,625 21.5%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Total Receipts 112,627,749 572,474,623 473,450,580 490,981,600 462,637,737 411,945,405 384,635,189 86,349,427 270,724,759 475,859,582 540,560,040 - 4,282,246,691 530.5%
Transfers
To Highway Account - 11,179,660 1,921,311 599,745 - 31,807,286 1,581,877 5,073,380 712,198 512,463 5,055,843 - 58,443,763 505.1%
From Highway Account 400,000,000 14,526,769 - 400,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - 1,614,526,769 438.2%
Outlays 688,874,932 833,963,804 851,349,542 842,966,036 693,361,919 726,077,320 874,258,708 610,172,341 995,183,097 966,403,743 624,483,032 - 8,707,094,475 511.7%
Closing Balance $8,078,110,593 $7,819,968,521 $7,440,148,247 $7,487,564,066 $7,256,839,884 $6,910,900,682 $6,819,695,287 $6,290,798,993 $5,565,628,457 $5,474,571,833 $5,385,592,998 - 5,385,592,998 -53.0%

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 September 18, 2020
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