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Highway Trust Fund, Revenues and Outlays

Created on December 3, 2015

Highway Trust Fund, Revenues and Outlays


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Note: The transfers in FAST would credit trust fund revenues with $3 billion in interest over the 2016–2020 period, which is reflected in this chart. These revenues, however, are not reflected in the CBO’s baseline revenues, which are excluded here for simplicity. Sources: Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office, letter to Bill Shuster, Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, “Re: Cost estimate for the conference agreement on H.R. 22, the FAST Act, as posted on the website of the House Committee on Rules on December 1, 2015,” December 2, 2015, https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/ 114th-congress-2015-2016/costestimate/hr22_1.pdf (accessed December 2, 2015), and Congressional Budget Office, “Projections of Highway Trust Fund Accounts—CBO’s August 2015 Baseline,” https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/43884-2015-08-HighwayTrustFund.pdf (accessed December 3, 2015).

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Tags: FAST-Act, transportation, highway-bill