Table 29 Government Transportation Expenditures by Mode

Table 29 Government Transportation Expenditures by Mode

(Millions of current dollars)

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  1980 1990 1995 2000 2001
Highway total 34,553 R62,629 R79,375 R103,952 U
Federal 11,706 R15,517 R20,144 R27,759 29,950
State and local 22,847 47,112 R59,232 R76,192 U
Transit total 8,949 19,261 26,162 R30,606 U
Federal 3,307 3,832 4,474 R5,334 7,048
State and local 5,642 15,429 21,688 R25,272 U
Rail total 2,497 541 1,043 R768 U
Federal 2,474 534 1,034 R760 722
State and local 23 7 9 8 U
Air total 5,673 12,568 R16,931 R22,107 U
Federal 3,762 7,305 R10,393 R10,571 13,984
State and local 1,911 5,263 R6,538 R11,536 U
Water total 4,477 5,480 6,628 R7,946 U
Federal 3,308 3,537 4,380 R4,814 4,472
State and local 1,168 1,943 2,247 3,132 U
Pipeline totala - 26 R45 R36 U
Federal - 9 R21 R36 29
State and local - 17 24 U U
General support totalb 259 191 R394 R260 366
Total, all modes 56,407 R100,695 R130,579 R165,674 U
Federal 24,815 R30,924 R40,839 R49,534 56,570
State and local 31,592 69,770 R89,739 R116,140 U

a Includes gas and liquid pipeline.

b Federal general support only includes administrative and operating expenditures of the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (excluding outlays for Payments to Air Carriers and Commission on Aircraft Safety programs included under "Air" above), the Interstate Commerce Commission (1995 and prior), the Office of the Inspector General, the Research and Special Programs Administration (excluding outlays for Pipeline Safety program included in "Pipeline" above), and the National Transportation Safety Board, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and the Surface Transportation Board.

Key: - = no activity or a value of zero; R = revised; U = unavailable

Notes: Expenditures are from "own funds" for specified level of government. Federal includes direct spending and grants to states and localities. State and local includes outlays from all sources except federal grants. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. Only federal government expenditures are reported for 2001.

Source: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Government Transportation Financial Statistics available at www.bts.gov.