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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 2020

HPLS-10
Table FE-1

October
2019
November
2019
December
2019
January
2020
February
2020
March
2020
April
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
August
2020
September
2020
Fiscal Year
to Date
Percent Change
from Prior Year
Highway Account
Opening Balance $24,651,555,437 $20,227,424,890 $20,370,277,926 $20,406,541,154 $20,773,161,866 $20,873,202,863 $20,255,195,828 $19,472,868,283 - - - - $24,651,555,437 -24.4%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 773,111,000 3,946,552,000 3,249,406,000 3,378,915,000 3,184,579,233 2,807,091,330 2,633,151,000 587,949,177 - - - - 20,560,754,741 366.7%
Interest Income 30,568,605 23,045,224 25,517,626 24,441,251 22,673,817 8,668,266 1,656,322 1,183,370 - - - - 137,754,481 27.6%
Other Receipts 1,393,328 1,204,716 93,629,659 2,025,385 1,566,402 1,264,052 735,372 905,425 - - - - 102,724,338 2551.5%
Total Receipts 805,072,933 3,970,801,940 3,368,553,285 3,405,381,635 3,208,819,452 2,817,023,648 2,635,542,694 590,037,973 - - - - 20,801,233,560 360.4%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account 400,000,000 14,526,769 - 400,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - - - - 1,214,526,769 304.8%
From Mass Transit Account - 11,179,660 1,921,311 599,745 - 31,807,286 1,581,877 5,073,380 - - - - 52,163,259 440.0%
Outlays 4,829,203,480 3,824,601,795 3,334,211,367 2,639,360,669 3,108,778,455 3,466,837,969 3,019,452,116 3,865,609,371 - - - - 28,088,055,223 249.6%
Closing Balance 20,227,424,890 20,370,277,926 20,406,541,154 20,773,161,866 20,873,202,863 20,255,195,828 19,472,868,283 16,202,370,264 - - - - 16,202,370,264 -43.7%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 8,254,357,776 8,078,110,593 7,819,968,521 7,440,148,247 7,487,564,066 7,256,839,884 6,910,900,682 $6,819,695,287 - - - - 8,254,357,776 -30.6%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 101,253,000 563,469,000 464,060,000 482,482,000 454,957,523 409,034,000 384,100,000 85,953,543 - - - - 2,945,309,066 362.3%
Interest Income 11,374,749 9,005,623 9,390,580 8,499,600 7,680,215 2,911,405 535,189 395,884 - - - - 49,793,245 18.5%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Total Receipts 112,627,749 572,474,623 473,450,580 490,981,600 462,637,737 411,945,405 384,635,189 86,349,427 - - - - 2,995,102,310 341.0%
Transfers
To Highway Account - 11,179,660 1,921,311 599,745 - 31,807,286 1,581,877 5,073,380 - - - - 52,163,259 440.0%
From Highway Account 400,000,000 14,526,769 - 400,000,000 - - 400,000,000 - - - - - 1,214,526,769 304.8%
Outlays 688,874,932 833,963,804 851,349,542 842,966,036 693,361,919 726,077,320 874,258,708 610,172,341 - - - - 6,121,024,603 330.0%
Closing Balance $8,078,110,593 $7,819,968,521 $7,440,148,247 $7,487,564,066 $7,256,839,884 $6,910,900,682 $6,819,695,287 $6,290,798,993 - - - - 6,290,798,993 -45.0%

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 June 17, 2020
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