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Projected Highway Trust Fund Deficit Continues to Increase

Created on May 11, 2015

Projected Highway Trust Fund Deficit Continues to Increase

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Read the original report, "Highway Trust Fund Basics: A Primer on Federal Surface Transportation Spending," by Michael Sargent.

If current trends continue, the CBO projects that the highway trust fund will spend $22 billion more than it raises in revenue and interest by 2025.

Source: Congressional Budget Office, “Projections of Highway Trust Fund Accounts – CBO’s March 2015 Baseline,” March 2015, http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/ attaments/43884-2015-03-HighwayTrustFund.pdf (accessed April 17, 2015).

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Tags: Department-of-Transportation, deficit, congress