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Transportation trust fund balances, infrastructure financing, and the federal budget

Transportation trust fund balances, infrastructure financing, and the federal budget

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Transportation -- United States -- Finance,
  • Capital investments -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ.F. Hornbeck
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1993, reel 10, fr. 00652
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination17 p.
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15461062M

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    The Louisiana Budget and Transportation Stabilization Trust, Amendment 1 was on the Octo ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment, where it was measure would have taken a portion of the state's revenue from minerals and directed it into a new, constitutionally protected fund for state transportation : Louisiana Legislature. In Budget , the government made a down payment on future growth by making immediate investments of $ billion in public transit, green infrastructure and social infrastructure. The Fall Economic Statement proposes an additional $81 billion through to –28 in public transit, green and social infrastructure, transportation.

      Traditional Federal transportation funding programs offer only one form of financial support -- reimbursement grants -- where the Federal share of a project's costs is set, usually at 80 percent. Unlike private sector construction financing, traditional grant programs do not provide a menu of alternative ways to finance those transportation. Transportation Trust Fund - Construction The Transportation Trust Fund was created by the Special Session. VDOT manages the % of the TTF funds dedicated by the Code of Virginia for highway construction. State Revenue from Modal Distribution includes motor vehicle fuels tax, motor vehicle sales tax, and state retail sales and use Size: 1MB.


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Transportation trust fund balances, infrastructure financing, and the federal budget Download PDF EPUB FB2

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[John F Hornbeck; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. The Highway Trust Fund is a transportation fund in the United States which receives money from a federal fuel tax of cents per gallon on gasoline and cents per gallon of diesel fuel and related excise taxes.

It currently has two accounts, the Highway Account which funds road construction and other surface transportation projects, and a smaller 'Mass Transit Account'. The trust fund view states that balances in the trust funds matter for the purposes of program impact and the federal budget book the deficit and legal infrastructure financing on outlays.

This is the view people take when they point to the Social Security trust fund balances as proof that the program does not add to the deficit, and it is also to some extent the view that Blahous.

2 THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND AND THE TREATMENT OF SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET JUNE CBO Highway Trust Fund are generally not subject to the processes that control spending for most other programs: Spending for mandatory programs is usually subject to certain reductions—mostly across-the-board cuts—.

Highway Trust Fund. The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) was established through the Highway Revenue Act of to create the interstate highway system. Then, in the Surface Transportation Assistance Act oflawmakers added a mass transit account to the trust fund.

Miscellaneous Trust Funds. III TIFIA Financing Accounts. III Right-of-Way Revolving Fund. III State Infrastructure Banks. III Highway Infrastructure Programs. III Payment to the Highway Trust Fund. III Section IV: Research, Development and Technology.

Exhibit IV Budget Authority IV | 3 OVERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT’S FY BUDGET DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The FY President’s Budget request is $76 billion.

In total this is about the same funding level as FY The Department’s discretionary programs are funded at $ billion. The mandatory programs are funded at $ billion.

The FY resources support File Size: KB. 2 Financing U.S. Transportation Infrastructure in the 21st Century Abstract The nation’s transportation infrastructure, it is widely agreed, is eroding and in need of investment.

Most policymakers recognize the merits of investing in the system, such as gains in productivity, global competitiveness, and job creation. Low public borrowing. More Stop-and-Go Financing of Highway Trust Fund Last week, Congress voted in favor of a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which will allow the Department of Transportation to continue funding the repair and construction of highways and mass transit.

Fix the Federal Highway Trust Fund and Strengthen Federal Transportation Funding. Current Federal Policy: The HTF serves as the backbone of Federal highway and transit programs and was once supported solely by user fees.

Sincethe HTF has been sustained by supplementing user fees through a series of General Fund transfers now amounting to. There has been a great deal of attention of late on the state of federal infrastructure spending, in part due to recurring reauthorization of the highway trust fund, and its pending bankruptcy.

This report provides an assessment on the state of federal infrastructure spending over time and by function, and notes that while such spending is down of late. The trust fund financing system (which supports both federal highway and public transportation programs) faces a number of challenges.

As Congress examines possible options for financing surface transportation infrastructure, it may consider several key points: Raising motor fuel taxes could provide the HTF with sufficient revenue to fully.

Federal Support for Financing State and Local Transportation and Water Infrastructure Octo Sixty percent of state and local investment in transportation and water infrastructure is financed using tools that impose costs on the federal government: tax-exempt bonds, tax credit bonds, state banks, and direct federal credit programs.

A federal trust fund is an accounting mechanism used by the federal government to track earmarked receipts (money designated for a specific purpose or program) and corresponding expenditures.

The largest and best- known trust funds finance Social Security, portions of Medicare, highways and mass transit, and pensions for government employees. Funding the nation’s surface transportation system has been on GAO's High Risk List sincebecause the federal government lacks a long-term sustainable strategy to do so.

The Highway Trust Fund, the principal source of federal surface transportation funding, is increasingly unable to maintain current spending levels for highway and transit programs.

Program Purpose. The FAST Act continues the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program, which provides Federal credit assistance to eligible surface transportation projects, including highway, transit, intercity passenger rail, some types of freight rail, intermodal freight transfer facilities, and some modifications inside a port terminal.

Highway transit and highway accounts: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transportation Receipts and Outlays in the Federal Budget, Fiscal Years (Washington, DC: April ), table U.S.

Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget submitted testimony for the record pertaining to the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on "Our Read More + Aug 9, | Blog Paper Press Release | Other Spending | Taxes.

A Plan to Save the Highway Trust Fund. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA. As federal transportation spending consistently outpaces the fuel tax revenues that fund it, the federal government is yet again at an impasse.

The Highway Trust Fund, which disburses federal. U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC Status of the Highway Trust Fund.

The actual receipts, outlays and balances will be posted each month shortly after month-end as the information becomes available.

FINANCING THE TRUST FUND The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Highway Trust Fund tax revenue will total $41 billion in fiscal year (figure 1).

Revenue from the federal excise tax on gasoline ($ billion) and diesel fuel ($ billion) accounts for 87 percent of the total. The remaining trust fund tax revenue comes from a sales.Financing was by means of a $1, general obligation bond issue sold at face amount on Decem 20X1, with the remaining $, transferred from the general fund.

What should be reported on Tiffin's financial statements for the capital projects fund?Department of Transportation Budget Highlights ( ) Department of Homeland Security Budget-in-Brief ( ) U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers Budget Press Book ( ) Detailed Budget Justification Documents by Modal Administration or Bureau. Office of the Secretary of Transportation; Federal Aviation Administration.