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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.

Graph | Table

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 - - - - - - - - - - - $32,605,372,070 -21.3%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 690,674,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 690,674,000 -4.4%
Interest Income 58,046,699 - - - - - - - - - - - 58,046,699 74.0%
Other Receipts 1,821,340 - - - - - - - - - - - 1,821,340 -98.1%
Total Receipts 750,542,039 - - - - - - - - - - - 750,542,039 -11.9%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account 300,000,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 300,000,000 -25.0%
From Mass Transit Account - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Outlays 4,067,882,920 - - - - - - - - - - - 4,067,882,920 0.8%
Closing Balance 28,988,031,190 - - - - - - - - - - - 28,988,031,190 -23.4%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 11,902,062,262 - - - - - - - - - - - 11,902,062,262 -19.9%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 93,447,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 93,447,000 -5.9%
Interest Income 21,938,702 - - - - - - - - - - - 21,938,702 78.3%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Total Receipts 115,385,702 - - - - - - - - - - - 115,385,702 3.4%
Transfers
To Highway Account - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
From Highway Account 300,000,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 300,000,000.00 -25.0%
Outlays 673,396,906 - - - - - - - - - - - 673,396,905.50 -13.7%
Closing Balance $11,644,051,059 - - - - - - - - - - - 11,644,051,058.77 -20.1%

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 November 20, 2018
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