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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 $93,400,000 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 2018

HPLS-10
Table FE-1

October
2017
November
2017
December
2017
January
2018
February
2018
March
2018
April
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
August
2018
September
2018
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account
Opening Balance $41,443,048,874 $37,860,628,725 $37,624,265,284 $37,398,378,132 $36,330,339,516 $37,929,467,306 $38,011,534,859 $38,221,266,262 $37,627,725,044 - - - $41,443,048,874 -19.4%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 722,682,000 3,429,110,000 3,060,613,000 1,938,610,000 4,231,337,750 2,894,914,000 2,973,367,000 3,036,211,000 3,731,521,367 - - - 26,018,366,117 6.7%
Interest Income 33,357,957 32,275,419 34,184,390 41,168,610 36,876,034 48,679,798 51,725,689 52,828,101 52,530,145 - - - 383,626,143 111.5%
Other Receipts 1/ 95,566,325 1,951,547 2,082,104 2,174,949 2,128,678 2,031,825 1,972,496 2,195,876 2,014,197 - - - 112,117,996 -7.9%
Total Receipts 851,606,282 3,463,336,965 3,096,879,495 1,981,953,559 4,270,342,462 2,945,625,623 3,027,065,186 3,091,234,976 3,786,065,709 - - - 26,514,110,257 7.4%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account 400,000,000 - 100,000,000 400,000,000 - - 300,000,000 - 100,000,000 - - - 1,300,000,000 67.9%
From Mass Transit Account - - 9,825,717 2,322,039 - - 3,078,925 7,705,568 10,961,662 - - - 33,893,911 87.8%
Outlays 4,034,026,431 3,699,700,407 3,232,592,363 2,652,314,214 2,671,214,672 2,863,558,070 2,520,412,708 3,692,481,763 4,261,708,273 - - - 29,628,008,900 -2.3%
Closing Balance 37,860,628,725 37,624,265,284 37,398,378,132 36,330,339,516 37,929,467,306 38,011,534,859 38,221,266,262 37,627,725,044 37,063,044,142 - - - 37,063,044,142 -17.7%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 14,850,439,399 14,581,681,673 14,367,259,454 14,250,119,550 14,322,718,040 14,266,693,686 14,078,764,986 14,130,194,908 13,678,667,464 - - - 14,850,439,399 -16.5%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 99,259,000 517,227,000 461,748,000 292,769,000 616,435,831 439,150,000 450,980,000 454,441,000 518,463,863 - - - 3,850,473,693 5.4%
Interest Income 12,305,149 12,542,682 13,164,429 15,855,023 14,289,098 17,946,054 18,809,657 19,179,768 18,772,714 - - - 142,864,573 117.6%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Total Receipts 111,564,149 529,769,682 474,912,429 308,624,023 630,724,928 457,096,054 469,789,657 473,620,768 537,236,576 - - - 3,993,338,266 7.4%
Transfers
To Highway Account - - 9,825,717 2,322,039 - - 3,078,925 7,705,568 10,961,662 - - - 33,893,911.00 87.8%
From Highway Account 400,000,000 - 100,000,000 400,000,000 - - 300,000,000 - 100,000,000 - - - 1,300,000,000.00 67.9%
Outlays 780,321,875 744,191,900 682,226,616 633,703,495 686,749,282 645,024,754 715,280,810 917,442,644 904,320,298 - - - 6,709,261,673.41 2.1%
Closing Balance $14,581,681,673 $14,367,259,454 $14,250,119,550 $14,322,718,040 $14,266,693,686 $14,078,764,986 $14,130,194,908 $13,678,667,464 $13,400,622,081 - - - 13,400,622,080.92 -14.6%

1/ In October, includes a transfer of $100 million (reduced to $93,400,000 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 July 12, 2018
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