Transportation Economic Trends
Government Transportation Revenues and Expenditures:
Government Transportation Revenues vs. Expenditures
Historically, government transportation revenues collected from transportation sources fall short of government transportation expenditures creating a need for additional funding sources.
- Transportation expenditures exceeded total transportation revenues (own-source and supporting) by $36.3 billion in 2020.
- Of total transportation revenues, 45.9 percent came from non-transportation sources, such as local sales taxes dedicated to transportation in 2020.
- 2020 marks the onset of the first COVID-19 emergency funding package, the CARES Act. For more information on COVID-19 transportation funds, visit COVID-19 Stimulus Funding for Transportation.