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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 - - - - - - - - - - - $41,443,048,874 -19.4%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 722,682,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 722,682,000 -8.4%
Interest Income 33,357,957 - - - - - - - - - - - 33,357,957 259.3%
Other Receipts 1/ 95,566,325 - - - - - - - - - - - 95,566,325 -9.1%
Total Receipts 851,606,282 - - - - - - - - - - - 851,606,282 -5.8%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account 400,000,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 400,000,000 0.0%
From Mass Transit Account - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Outlays 4,034,026,431 - - - - - - - - - - - 4,034,026,431 -3.0%
Closing Balance 37,860,628,725 - - - - - - - - - - - 37,860,628,725 -21.4%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 14,850,439,399 - - - - - - - - - - - 14,850,439,398.92 -16.5%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 99,259,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 99,259,000.00 -5.2%
Interest Income 12,305,149 - - - - - - - - - - - 12,305,148.89 273.9%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Total Receipts 111,564,149 - - - - - - - - - - - 111,564,148.89 3.3%
Transfers
To Highway Account - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
From Highway Account 400,000,000 - - - - - - - - - - - 400,000,000.00 0.0%
Outlays 780,321,875 - - - - - - - - - - - 780,321,875.04 55.4%
Closing Balance $14,581,681,673 - - - - - - - - - - - 14,581,681,672.77 -16.1%

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 November 14, 2017
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