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A Guide to Transportation Funding Options

Highway Funding

Highways form the backbone of the nation's transportation system. Traditionally, the system has been built, owned and maintained by the public sector. Funds for highways come from all levels of government as well as from the private sector. The graph below illustrates the distribution of funds from various sources.

Highway Revenue by Level of Government

Graph showing highway revenue by level of government in 2005.  Local government - 43.9 billion dollars; State government - 77.7 billion dollars; Federal highway trust fund - 31.2 billion dollars; Other federal government - 1.9 billion.  Total revenue was 154.7 billion dollars.

Source: 2005 Highway Statistics, Table HF-10

Funding sources vary based on the level of government but may include: