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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
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 - - - - - - - - - - $24,651,555,437 -24.4%
Receipts:
Net Tax Receipts 773,111,000 3,946,552,000 - - - - - - - - - - 4,719,663,000 7.1%
Interest Income 30,568,605 23,045,224 - - - - - - - - - - 53,613,829 -50.3%
Other Receipts 1,393,328 1,204,716 - - - - - - - - - - 2,598,044 -32.9%
Total Receipts 805,072,933 3,970,801,940 - - - - - - - - - - 4,775,874,873 5.7%
Transfers:
To Mass Transit Account 400,000,000 14,526,769 - - - - - - - - - - 414,526,769 38.2%
From Mass Transit Account - 11,179,660 - - - - - - - - - - 11,179,660 15.7%
Outlays 4,829,203,480 3,824,601,795 - - - - - - - - - - 8,653,805,275 7.7%
Closing Balance 20,227,424,890 20,370,277,926 - - - - - - - - - - 20,370,277,926 -29.3%
Mass Transit Account
Opening Balance 8,254,357,776 8,078,110,593 - - - - - - - - - - 8,254,357,776 -30.6%
Receipts
Net Tax Receipts 101,253,000 563,469,000 - - - - - - - - - - 664,722,000 4.3%
Interest Income 11,374,749 9,005,623 - - - - - - - - - - 20,380,373 -51.5%
Other Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
Total Receipts 112,627,749 572,474,623 - - - - - - - - - - 685,102,373 0.9%
Transfers
To Highway Account - 11,179,660 - - - - - - - - - - 11,179,660.00 15.7%
From Highway Account 400,000,000 14,526,769 - - - - - - - - - - 414,526,769.00 38.2%
Outlays 688,874,932 833,963,804 - - - - - - - - - - 1,522,838,736.60 7.0%
Closing Balance $8,078,110,593 $7,819,968,521 - - - - - - - - - - 7,819,968,520.97 -31.7%

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 December 31, 2019
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