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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 2021

HPLS-10
Table FE-1

October
2020
November
2020
December
2020
January
2021
February
2021
March
2021
April
2021
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
August
2021
September
2021
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account
Opening Balance $12,621,291,854 $19,655,343,066 $19,177,114,754 $18,278,018,839 $18,456,429,685 $18,245,449,700 $17,667,222,212 $14,716,076,549 $14,629,156,883 $12,621,291,854 -48.8%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 871,386,000 3,547,634,000 3,040,091,000 2,818,492,069 2,840,504,000 2,445,232,000 171,316,320 3,117,031,000 3,145,517,000 21,997,203,388 -2.1%
Interest Income 778,893 1,263,926 1,116,516 1,007,945 483,673 398,857 223,738 76,400 239,605 5,589,552 -96.0%
Other Receipts 10,401,059,649 963,058 1,045,809 91,862,896 959,097 1,156,322 1,105,305 1,143,539 986,015 10,500,281,690 10005.7%
Total Receipts 11,273,224,542 3,549,860,984 3,042,253,325 2,911,362,909 2,841,946,770 2,446,787,178 172,645,363 3,118,250,939 3,146,742,621 - - - 32,503,074,630 43.1%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account 300,000,000 300,000,000 300,000,000 900,000,000 -25.9%
From Mass Transit Account 7,956,778 20,133,446 50,630,204 9,113,029 17,580,298 5,575,166 110,988,921 109.9%
Outlays 4,239,173,330 3,736,046,074 3,941,349,240 2,432,952,063 3,073,060,200 3,075,644,871 2,832,904,054 3,222,750,903 4,308,809,967 30,862,690,703 -4.3%
Receipts - - - - - - - - - - -100.0%
Closing Balance 19,655,343,066 19,177,114,754 18,278,018,839 18,456,429,685 18,245,449,700 17,667,222,212 14,716,076,549 14,629,156,883 13,472,664,702 - - - 13,472,664,702 -4.0%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 5,126,028,808 7,982,431,618 8,226,827,412 7,821,417,684 8,064,901,850 7,789,538,909 7,412,309,192 $7,185,886,650 7,045,324,613 5,126,028,808 -37.9%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 113,449,000 508,146,000 435,557,000 436,384,458 412,461,000 355,169,000 80,550,238 440,621,000 444,645,000 3,226,982,696 0.4%
Interest Income 358,020 526,713 464,577 429,288 210,365 170,367 95,181 37,038 118,476 2,410,026 -95.2%
Other Receipts 3,200,000,000 - - - - - - - - 3,200,000,000 0.0%
Total Receipts 3,313,807,020 508,672,713 436,021,577 436,813,746 412,671,365 355,339,367 80,645,419 440,658,038 444,763,476 - - - 6,429,392,722 96.9%
Transfers
To Highway Account - 7,956,778 - - 20,133,446 50,630,204 9,113,029 17,580,298 5,575,166 - - - 110,988,921 109.9%
From Highway Account - 300,000,000 - 300,000,000 - - 300,000,000 - - - - - 900,000,000 -25.9%
Outlays 457,404,211 556,320,141 841,431,305 493,329,581 667,900,860 681,938,880 597,954,931 563,639,777 892,202,918 5,752,122,604 -19.2%
Closing Balance $7,982,431,618 $8,226,827,412 $7,821,417,684 $8,064,901,850 $7,789,538,909 $7,412,309,192 $7,185,886,650 $7,045,324,613 $6,592,310,005 - - - 6,592,310,005 18.4%

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, 2021
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