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Highway Statistics 2018


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Status of The Federal Highway Trust Fund 1/
   October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018

Posted February 2020
Table FE-10

Item Highway
Account
Mass Transit
Account 2/
Total
I. Opening balance:      
  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. Uninvested - held by Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2,200,381,135.43 310,241,288.06 2,510,622,423.49
  C. Uninvested - held by program agencies 1,001,550,809.54 449,563,282.70 1,451,114,092.24
  D. Total balance 41,443,048,874.10 14,850,439,398.92 56,293,488,273.02
II. Receipts:        
  A. Gross excise taxes (transferred General Fund receipts)      
    1. Gasoline 22,515,645,806.06 4,170,645,086.02 26,686,290,892.08
    2. Diesel and special motor fuels 9,783,478,765.10 1,302,968,834.58 11,086,447,599.68
    3. Tires 540,039,314.38 0.00 540,039,314.38
    4. Trucks and trailers 4,337,215,999.68 0.00 4,337,215,999.68
    5. Federal use tax 1,247,078,524.46 0.00 1,247,078,524.46
    6. Total excise taxes 38,423,458,409.68 5,473,613,920.60 43,897,072,330.28
  B. Transfers to other funds      
    1. To Land and Water Conservation Fund 840,000.00 160,000.00 1,000,000.00
    2. To Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund 386,914,000.00 48,840,000.00 435,754,000.00
    3. To Airport and Airway Trust Fund & General Fund (aviation kerosene) 770,591,157.70 102,795,859.87 873,387,017.57
    4. Total 1,158,345,157.70 151,795,859.87 1,310,141,017.57
  C. Net excise taxes 37,265,113,251.98 5,321,818,060.73 42,586,931,312.71
  D. Interest income      
    1. Interest on investments (cash basis) 3/ 542,427,415.06 202,799,504.09 745,226,919.15
    2. Interest under Cash Management Improvement Act (net) 382,719.00 (318.00) 382,401.00
    3. Total 542,810,134.06 202,799,186.09 745,609,320.15
  E. Other income      
    1. Motor carrier safety fines and penalties 23,640,669.05 0.00 23,640,669.05
    2. Civil tax penalties related to highway excise taxes 619,828.00 0.00 619,828.00
    3. Traffic safety fines and penalties 2,775,910.10 0.00 2,775,910.10
    4. Transfer from Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund 93,400,000.00 0.00 93,400,000.00
    5. Total 120,436,407.15 0.00 120,436,407.15
  F. Total receipts 37,928,359,793.19 5,524,617,246.82 43,452,977,040.01
III. Transfers between Highway Trust Fund accounts      
  A. From Highway Account to Mass Transit Account (1,700,000,000.00) 1,700,000,000.00 0.00
  B. From Mass Transit Account to Highway Account 66,302,121.00 (66,302,121.00) 0.00
  C. Total   (1,633,697,879.00) 1,633,697,879.00 0.00
IV. Expenditures:      
  A. Federal Highway Administration      
    1. Federal aid to highways 43,704,511,738.41 0.00 43,704,511,738.41
    2. Right-of-way revolving fund 0.00 0.00 0.00
    3. Appalachian Development Highway System 360.40 0.00 360.40
    4. Miscellaneous Highway Trust Funds 8,510,810.85 0.00 8,510,810.85
    5. Total 43,713,022,909.66 0.00 43,713,022,909.66
  B. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 580,662,680.67 0.00 580,662,680.67
  C. Federal Transit Administration 0.00 10,106,692,262.50 10,106,692,262.50
  D. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration      
    1. Highway related safety grants 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2. Operations and research 152,037,720.15 0.00 152,037,720.15
    3. Highway traffic safety grants 686,615,407.54 0.00 686,615,407.54
    4. National driver register 0.00 0.00 0.00
    5. Total 838,653,127.69 0.00 838,653,127.69
  E. Federal Railroad Administration   0.00 0.00
  F. Other agencies 0.00 0.00 0.00
  G. Total expenditures 45,132,338,718.02 10,106,692,262.50 55,239,030,980.52
V. Closing Balances in Trust Fund:      
  A. Investments      
    U. S. Treasury special certificates of indebtedness 29,672,830,055.90 11,538,820,827.97 41,211,650,883.87
  B. Undisbursed balances      
    1. Uninvested - held by Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2,404,949,801.85 286,672,535.07 2,691,622,336.92
    2. Uninvested - held by program agencies      
      a. Federal aid to highways 346,789,325.96 0.00 346,789,325.96
      b. Right-of-way revolving fund 4,278,779.63 0.00 4,278,779.63
      c. Miscellaneous highway trust funds 16,930,562.26 0.00 16,930,562.26
      d. Appalachian Development Highway System 91,962.68 0.00 91,962.68
      e. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 81,962,907.62 0.00 81,962,907.62
      f. Federal Transit Administration 0.00 76,568,899.20 76,568,899.20
      g. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 77,506,926.26 0.00 77,506,926.26
      h. Federal Railroad Administration 0.00 0.00 0.00
      i. Other agencies 31,748.11 0.00 31,748.11
      j. Total 527,592,212.52 76,568,899.20 604,161,111.72
    3. Total uninvested balance 2,932,542,014.37 363,241,434.27 3,295,783,448.64
  C. Total balance 32,605,372,070.27 11,902,062,262.24 44,507,434,332.51

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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