Transportation Economic Trends
Government Transportation Revenues and Expenditures:
Government Transportation Revenue
Government transportation revenue comes from several sources, including user fees, transportation related taxes, and general revenues. This revenue funds government transportation expenditures on critical activities, like building highways, operating the Nation’s air traffic control system, and maintaining transit facilities.
- In 2018 federal, state, and local revenue collected and dedicated to transportation programs totaled $370.5 billion (in 2018 dollars).
- Federal transportation revenue accounted for about one-quarter ($98.2 billion) of total transportation revenue collected in 2018. State and local government transportation revenue accounted for the remainder ($272.3 billion).