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Highway Statistics 2016


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Status of The Federal Highway Trust Fund 1/
   October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016

June 2017
Table FE-10

Item Highway
Account
Mass Transit
Account 2/
Total
I. Opening balance:      
  A. Investments - U.S. Treasury special certificates of indebtedness 5,408,941,744 2,258,253,853 7,667,195,596
  B. Uninvested - held by Bureau of Public Debt 2,381,537,779 299,454,632 2,680,992,412
  C. Uninvested - held by program agencies 1,249,878,107 311,682,511 1,561,560,618
  D. Total balance 9,040,357,630 2,869,390,996 11,909,748,626
II. Receipts:        
  A. Gross excise taxes (transferred General Fund receipts)      
    1. Gasoline 22,052,838,836 4,084,916,107 26,137,754,943
    2. Diesel and special motor fuels 9,055,120,550 1,205,001,957 10,260,122,506
    3. Tires 478,090,440 0 478,090,440
    4. Trucks and trailers 4,265,611,187 0 4,265,611,187
    5. Federal use tax 1,187,832,325 0 1,187,832,325
    6. Total excise taxes 37,039,493,338 5,289,918,064 42,329,411,402
  B. Transfers to other funds      
    1. To Land and Water Conservation Fund 840,000 160,000 1,000,000
    2. To Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund 380,663,000 48,591,000 429,254,000
    3. To Airport and Airway Trust Fund & General Fund (aviation kerosene) 595,602,758 79,453,785 675,056,543
    4. Total 977,105,758 128,204,785 1,105,310,543
  C. Net excise taxes 36,062,387,580 5,161,713,279 41,224,100,859
  D. Interest income      
    1. Interest on investments (cash basis) 3/ 91,948,333 31,900,930 123,849,263
    2. Interest under Cash Management Improvement Act (net) 17,660 -70 17,590
    3. Total 91,965,993 31,900,860 123,866,853
  E. Other income      
    1. Motor carrier safety fines and penalties 24,063,364 0 24,063,364
    2. Civil tax penalties related to highway excise taxes 871,265 0 871,265
    3. Traffic safety fines and penalties 94,578,120 0 94,578,120
    4. Transfer from General Fund per P.L. 114-94 51,900,000,000 18,100,000,000 70,000,000,000
    5. Transfer from Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund per P.L. 114-94 100,000,000 0 100,000,000
    6. Total 52,119,512,749 18,100,000,000 70,219,512,749
  F. Total receipts 88,273,866,323 23,293,614,139 111,567,480,461
III. Transfers between Highway Trust Fund accounts      
  A. From Highway Account to Mass Transit Account -1,170,000,000 1,170,000,000 0
  B. From Mass Transit Account to Highway Account 78,439,789 -78,439,789 0
  C. Total   -1,091,560,211 1,091,560,211 0
IV. Expenditures:      
  A. Federal Highway Administration      
    1. Federal aid to highways 43,421,077,419 0 43,421,077,419
    2. Right-of-way revolving fund 0 0 0
    3. Appalachian Development Highway System 25,449 0 25,449
    4. Miscellaneous Highway Trust Funds -330,080 0 -330,080
    5. Total 43,420,772,788 0 43,420,772,788
  B. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 550,220,606 0 550,220,606
  C. Federal Transit Administration 0 9,472,175,836 9,472,175,836
  D. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration      
    1. Highway related safety grants 0 0 0
    2. Operations and research 127,359,253 0 127,359,253
    3. Highway traffic safety grants 688,893,831 0 688,893,831
    4. National driver register -39,029 0 -39,029
    5. Total 816,214,056 0 816,214,056
  E. Federal Railroad Administration   0 0
  F. Other agencies 169,925 0 169,925
  G. Total expenditures 44,787,377,375 9,472,175,836 54,259,553,211
V. Closing Balances in Trust Fund:      
  A. Investments      
    U. S. Treasury special certificates of indebtedness 47,891,924,010 16,736,898,258 64,628,822,268
  B. Undisbursed balances      
    1. Uninvested - held by Bureau of Public Debt 2,184,551,781 326,424,366 2,510,976,147
    2. Uninvested - held by program agencies      
      a. Federal aid to highways 1,119,093,345 0 1,119,093,345
      b. Right-of-way revolving fund 4,278,780 0 4,278,780
      c. Miscellaneous highway trust funds 17,489,482 0 17,489,482
      d. Appalachian Development Highway System 94,441 0 94,441
      e. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 74,748,357 0 74,748,357
      f. Federal Transit Administration 0 719,066,885 719,066,885
      g. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 142,965,036 0 142,965,036
      h. Federal Railroad Administration 0 0 0
      i. Other agencies 141,136 0 141,136
      j. Total 1,358,810,576 719,066,885 2,077,877,462
    3. Total uninvested balance 3,543,362,357 1,045,491,251 4,588,853,608
  C. Total balance 51,435,286,367 17,782,389,509 69,217,675,876

1/ The Fund was created June 29, 1956, by the enactment of the Highway Revenue Act of 1956.

2/ The Mass Transit Account was established April 1, 1983, by the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982.

3/ Effective March, 18, 2010, the Highway Trust Fund earns interest on its invested balances.

 

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