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Office of Highway Policy Information (OHPI) – Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

Funding Our Nation's Highway Programs and Leveling the Playing Field

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Why Is the HVUT Important?


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The Federal HTF protects the nation's investment in our transportation infrastructure. In 2007 alone, Federal HTF receipts topped $39.9 billion, with $34.9 billion dedicated to the HTF's Highway Account. The Federal HTF finances a broad spectrum of transportation investments, including:

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Investment in our nation's highway infrastructure helps:

Since the vast majority of all funds contributed by states to the Federal HTF are returned through highway fund apportionments, there is a direct incentive for state agencies to take necessary measures to enhance HVUT compliance.

More Information

Link to Urban Mobility Report: http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/
Link to Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/2010cpr/

 

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