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Highway Statistics 2017


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Status of The Federal Highway Trust Fund 1/
   October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017

October 18, 2017
Table FE-10

Item Highway
Account
Mass Transit
Account 2/
Total
I. Opening balance:      
  A. Investments - U.S. Treasury special certificates of indebtedness 47,891,924,010.20 16,736,898,257.78 64,628,822,267.98
  B. Uninvested - held by Bureau of Public Debt 2,184,551,780.56 326,424,365.97 2,510,976,146.53
  C. Uninvested - held by program agencies 1,358,810,576.32 719,066,885.28 2,077,877,461.60
  D. Total balance 51,435,286,367.08 17,782,389,509.03 69,217,675,876.11
II. Receipts:        
  A. Gross excise taxes (transferred General Fund receipts)      
    1. Gasoline 22,445,873,864.82 4,157,720,092.67 26,603,593,957.49
    2. Diesel and special motor fuels 9,474,575,189.71 1,260,960,799.43 10,735,535,989.14
    3. Tires 475,598,847.33 0.00 475,598,847.33
    4. Trucks and trailers 3,117,447,611.84 0.00 3,117,447,611.84
    5. Federal use tax 1,206,150,735.19 0.00 1,206,150,735.19
    6. Total excise taxes 36,719,646,248.89 5,418,680,892.10 42,138,327,140.99
  B. Transfers to other funds      
    1. To Land and Water Conservation Fund 842,000.00 158,000.00 1,000,000.00
    2. To Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund 382,904,000.00 47,840,000.00 430,744,000.00
    3. To Airport and Airway Trust Fund & General Fund (aviation kerosene) 637,394,825.87 85,030,165.60 722,424,991.47
    4. Total 1,021,140,825.87 133,028,165.60 1,154,168,991.47
  C. Net excise taxes 35,698,505,423.02 5,285,652,726.50 40,984,158,149.52
  D. Interest income      
    1. Interest on investments (cash basis) 3/ 283,110,521.10 101,901,859.97 385,012,381.07
    2. Interest under Cash Management Improvement Act (net) (1,812,265.00) (1,094.00) (1,813,359.00)
    3. Total 281,298,256.10 101,900,765.97 383,199,022.07
  E. Other income      
    1. Motor carrier safety fines and penalties 23,312,080.35 0.00 23,312,080.35
    2. Civil tax penalties related to highway excise taxes 626,181.00 0.00 626,181.00
    3. Traffic safety fines and penalties 11,068,333.33 0.00 11,068,333.33
    5. Transfer from Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund per P.L. 114-94 93,100,000.00 0.00 93,100,000.00
    6. Total 128,106,594.68 0.00 128,106,594.68
  F. Total receipts 36,107,910,273.80 5,387,553,492.47 41,495,463,766.27
III. Transfers between Highway Trust Fund accounts      
  A. From Highway Account to Mass Transit Account (1,174,500,000.00) 1,174,500,000.00 0.00
  B. From Mass Transit Account to Highway Account 51,644,385.00 (51,644,385.00) 0.00
  C. Total   (1,122,855,615.00) 1,122,855,615.00 0.00
IV. Expenditures:      
  A. Federal Highway Administration      
    1. Federal aid to highways 43,584,531,592.66 0.00 43,584,531,592.66
    2. Right-of-way revolving fund 0.00 0.00 0.00
    3. Appalachian Development Highway System 2,117.70 0.00 2,117.70
    4. Miscellaneous Highway Trust Funds 11,114,108.85 0.00 11,114,108.85
    5. Total 43,595,647,819.21 0.00 43,595,647,819.21
  B. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 562,122,768.87 0.00 562,122,768.87
  C. Federal Transit Administration 0.00 9,442,359,217.58 9,442,359,217.58
  D. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration      
    1. Highway related safety grants 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2. Operations and research 140,692,408.73 0.00 140,692,408.73
    3. Highway traffic safety grants 678,719,767.23 0.00 678,719,767.23
    4. National driver register 0.00 0.00 0.00
    5. Total 819,412,175.96 0.00 819,412,175.96
  E. Federal Railroad Administration   0.00 0.00
  F. Other agencies 109,387.74 0.00 109,387.74
  G. Total expenditures 44,977,292,151.78 9,442,359,217.58 54,419,651,369.36
V. Closing Balances in Trust Fund:      
  A. Investments      
    U. S. Treasury special certificates of indebtedness 38,241,116,929.13 14,090,634,828.16 52,331,751,757.29
  B. Undisbursed balances      
    1. Uninvested - held by Bureau of Public Debt 2,200,381,135.43 310,241,288.06 2,510,622,423.49
    2. Uninvested - held by program agencies      
      a. Federal aid to highways 816,465,376.37 0.00 816,465,376.37
      b. Right-of-way revolving fund 4,278,779.63 0.00 4,278,779.63
      c. Miscellaneous highway trust funds 18,263,373.11 0.00 18,263,373.11
      d. Appalachian Development Highway System 92,323.08 0.00 92,323.08
      e. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 87,625,588.29 0.00 87,625,588.29
      f. Federal Transit Administration 0.00 449,563,282.70 449,563,282.70
      g. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 74,793,620.95 0.00 74,793,620.95
      h. Federal Railroad Administration 0.00 0.00 0.00
      i. Other agencies 31,748.11 0.00 31,748.11
      j. Total 1,001,550,809.54 449,563,282.70 1,451,114,092.24
    3. Total uninvested balance 3,201,931,944.97 759,804,570.76 3,961,736,515.73
  C. Total balance 41,443,048,874.10 14,850,439,398.92 56,293,488,273.02

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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