Introduction

Introduction

This edition of the Government Transportation Financial Statistics report is the latest in a series that provides statistics on transportation-related revenues and expenditures of the federal, state and local governments for all modes of transportation. The report also contains federal budget authority and obligations, and grants to state and local governments. Statistics on federal expenditures, budget authority and obligations are provided at the agency and program level. All data are reported in current and chained 2000 dollars except for federal budget authority and obligations, which are provided in current dollars only.

The data contained in this report are useful in addressing various questions pertaining to government transportation finance. How much revenue do federal, state and local governments generate from transportation? How much do federal, state and local governments spend on transportation? What are the trends in federal, state and local transportation revenues and expenditures? What are the changes in the distribution of government transportation revenues and expenditures by level of government? What are the changes in the distribution of government revenues and expenditures among the different modes of transportation? What are the trends in federal grants to state and local governments by mode? What are the sources and trends of transportation revenues?

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics gathered the data from various sources, including the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other federal government agencies.