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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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In October, includes a transfer of $100 million (reduced to $93,100,000 by a sequester) to the Highway Account from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund pursuant to section 31203 of P.L. 114-94..

PDF: Highway Account Balance Chart

Status of the Highway Trust Fund - Fiscal Year 2017

HPLS-10
Table FE-1

October
2016
November
2016
December
2016
January
2017
February
2017
March
2017
April
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
August
2017
September
2017
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account
Opening Balance $51,435,286,367 $48,182,000,519 $47,611,320,171 $47,071,216,724 $47,077,263,094 $47,777,942,094 $47,583,328,788 $47,677,076,195 $46,677,589,150 $45,047,816,269 - - $51,435,286,367 469.0%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 789,222,000 3,323,163,000 3,062,806,000 2,815,307,000 3,215,586,820 2,780,203,000 3,106,538,000 2,299,176,224 3,001,054,000 3,165,652,000 - - 27,558,708,044 -0.5%
Interest Income 9,282,954 10,648,823 13,797,287 19,367,058 17,198,736 24,556,456 26,773,834 29,359,352 30,426,074 34,652,792 - - 216,063,366 200.2%
Other Receipts 1/ 105,100,375 1,621,431 2,705,010 1,942,640 2,134,917 2,337,778 1,682,933 2,173,945 1,997,192 1,965,801 - - 123,662,022 -99.8%
Total Receipts 903,605,329 3,335,433,254 3,079,308,296 2,836,616,698 3,234,920,474 2,807,097,233 3,134,994,767 2,330,709,522 3,033,477,266 3,202,270,593 - - 27,898,433,433 -65.1%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account - 217,500,000 - 357,000,000 - - 200,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - 1,174,500,000 8.6%
From Mass Transit Account - - 2,471,197 542,791 7,211,242 1,805,904 311,410 856,687 4,844,958 19,075,058 - - 37,119,247 -48.1%
Outlays 4,156,891,177 3,688,613,603 3,621,882,940 2,474,113,119 2,541,452,716 3,003,516,444 2,841,558,770 3,331,053,254 4,668,095,105 4,277,809,335 - - 34,604,986,462 3.1%
Closing Balance 48,182,000,519 47,611,320,171 47,071,216,724 47,077,263,094 47,777,942,094 47,583,328,788 47,677,076,195 46,677,589,150 45,047,816,269 43,591,352,585 - - 43,591,352,585 -19.8%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 17,782,389,509 17,388,225,974 17,378,639,391 17,041,509,850 17,325,448,968 17,181,072,569 16,769,861,639 16,840,310,885 16,401,592,620 15,683,674,438 - - 17,782,389,509.03 519.7%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 104,728,000 490,638,000 452,266,000 415,749,000 512,417,703 406,664,000 454,246,000 369,887,228 445,743,000 470,109,000 - - 4,122,447,930.78 2.9%
Interest Income 3,291,201 3,930,001 5,650,211 7,069,674 6,323,765 8,764,787 9,500,459 10,380,930 10,752,684 12,243,509 - - 77,907,220.69 213.3%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - -100.0%
Total Receipts 108,019,201 494,568,001 457,916,211 422,818,674 518,741,468 415,428,787 463,746,459 380,268,158 456,495,684 482,352,509 - - 4,200,355,151.47 -81.0%
Transfers
To Highway Account - - 2,471,197 542,791 7,211,242 1,805,904 311,410 856,687 4,844,958 19,075,058 - - 37,119,247.00 -48.1%
From Highway Account - 217,500,000 - 357,000,000 - - 200,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - 1,174,500,000.00 8.6%
Outlays 502,182,737 721,654,584 792,574,554 495,336,765 655,906,625 824,833,814 592,985,803 818,129,736 1,169,568,908 630,337,628 - - 7,203,511,153.29 0.8%
Closing Balance $17,388,225,974 $17,378,639,391 $17,041,509,850 $17,325,448,968 $17,181,072,569 $16,769,861,639 $16,840,310,885 $16,401,592,620 $15,683,674,438 $15,916,614,260 - - 15,916,614,260.21 -15.6%

1/ In October, includes a transfer of $100 million (reduced to $93,100,000 by a sequester) to the Highway Account from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund pursuant to section 31203 of P.L. 114-94.

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 August 10, 2017
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