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Highway Statistics Series

State Statistical Abstracts 2014

MASSACHUSETTS

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Population / Land Area % of National
Total Population (DL-1C - Resident Pop) 6,745,408 2.1%
Total Land Area Square Miles (PS-1) 7,800 0.2%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) Distribution % of National
Gasoline/Gasohol (Table MF-33GA) 2,723,194 86.7% 2.0%
Special Fuel (Table MF-33SF) 417,000 13.3% 1.1%
Total Fuel 3,140,194 100.0%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21 in 000s) 2,707,913 98.1% 2.0%
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21 in 000s) 53,354 1.9% 1.5%
Public Road Length (Table HM-20) Distribution % of National
Rural 6,365 17.5% 0.2%
Urban 30,019 82.5% 2.5%
Total 36,384 100.0% 0.9%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Functional System (HM-20) Distribution % of National
Interstate 573 1.6% 1.2%
Other Freeways & Expressways 333 0.9% 1.9%
Other Principal Arterials 2,085 5.7% 1.3%
Minor Arterial 4,348 12.0% 1.8%
Major Collector 3,946 10.8% 0.7%
Minor Collector 616 1.7% 0.2%
Local 24,483 67.3% 0.8%
Total 36,384 100.0% 1.3%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) Distribution % of National
Interstate 3,202 4.2% 1.4%
Other Freeways/Expressways 1,396 1.8% 1.8%
Other Principal Arterials 5,170 6.7% 1.1%
Minor Arterial 9,067 11.8% 1.6%
Major Collector 7,839 10.2% 0.7%
Minor Collector 1,233 1.6% 0.2%
Local 48,966 63.7% 0.8%
Total 76,873 100.0% 0.9%
Vehicle Miles Traveled - (Millions) - (VM-2) Distribution % of National
Rural 2,610 4.5% 0.3%
Urban 54,943 95.5% 2.6%
Total 57,553 100.0% 1.9%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (Millions- VM-2) Distribution % of National
Interstate 16,767 29.1% 2.2%
Other Freeways/Expressways 5,986 10.4% 0.8%
Other Principal Arterial 12,250 21.3% 1.9%
Minor Arterial 10,284 17.9% 1.9%
Major Collector 3,688 6.4% 0.6%
Minor Collector 86 0.1% 0.1%
Local 8,491 14.8% 2.0%
Total 57,552 100.0% 1.9%
Driver Licenses (DL-22) Distribution % of National
Male 2,357,610 49.47% 2.23%
Female 2,407,976 50.53% 2.23%
Total 4,765,586 100.00% 2.23%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) - ($)
Gasoline $0.24
Diesel $0.24
Gasohol $0.24

Tax Rates as of Dec 2014.

NOTE: Tax rates do not include Federal gas tax of 18.4 cents or diesel of 24.4 cents

Vehicle Registrations - (MV-1) Distribution % of National
Autos 2,438,254 48.82% 2.14%
Buses 13,224 0.26% 1.52%
Trucks 2,417,692 48.41% 1.76%
Total 4,869,170
Motorcycles 125,270 2.51% 1.49%
Grand Total 4,994,440 100.00% 1.92%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) Distribution % of National
Rural 33 10.06% 0.20%
Urban 295 89.94% 1.92%
Unknown 0 0.00% 0.00%
Total 328 100% 1.00%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) - SF-21 (000) % of National
Receipts $3,290,892 1.98%
Disbursements $2,923,022 1.86%
Revenues Received by State for Highways (Table SF-1) % of National
Highway User Revenues $760,061 23.10% 1.11%
General Fund Appropriations $407,635 12.39% 4.23%
Other State Imposts $617,205 18.75% 5.98%
Miscellaneous $290,765 8.84% 2.87%
Bonds $684,681 20.81% 2.23%
Federal payments $530,545 16.12% 1.28%
Local Governments and Other $0 0.00% 0.00%
Total $3,290,892 100.00% 1.89%
Disbursements Used by States for Highways (Table SF-2) % of National
Capital Outlay $1,345,806 46.04% 1.67%
Maintenance and Services $286,495 9.80% 1.22%
Administration and Misc. $274,098 9.38% 3.26%
Highway Law Enforcment & Safety $203,205 6.95% 2.14%
Interest $349,534 11.96% 4.27%
Bond Retirement $295,437 10.11% 1.52%
Grants-in-aid to Locals $168,447 5.76% 1.11%
Total $2,923,022 100.00% 1.78%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts - FY15 ($000) (Table FE-9) % of National
Highway Account $572,778 85.56% 1.60%
Mass Transit Account $96,662 14.44% 1.68%
Total $669,440 100.00% 1.61%
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