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Highway Account

Chart depicting month-end balances for Highway Trust Fund, actual and predicted for F.Y. 2014

Based on current spending and revenue trends, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund will encounter a shortfall before the end of fiscal year (FY) 2014.

  • The Highway Account began FY 2014 with approximately $1.6 billion in cash.
  • A $9.7 billion transfer from the General Fund to the Highway Account was processed shortly after the start of the fiscal year ($10.4 billion authorized in MAP-21, reduced by sequestration).
  • The surface transportation program continues to outlay at a greater pace than receipts are coming in.  As a result, the cash balance has dropped by nearly $3.5 billion since the General Fund transfer occurred.  As of March 28, 2014, the Highway Account cash balance was $8.4 billion.

Mass Transit Account

Chart depicting month end balances of the Mass Transit Account, actual and predicted for F.Y. 2014

Based on current spending and revenue trends, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund will have a balance of approximately $1 billion at the end of FY 2014.

  • The Mass Transit Account began FY 2014 with approximately $2.5 billion in cash.
  • A $2 billion transfer from the General Fund to the Mass Transit Account was processed shortly after the start of the fiscal year ($2.2 billion authorized in MAP-21, reduced by sequestration).
  • As of March 28, 2014, the Mass Transit Account cash balance was $3.2 billion.
Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014