Figure 1 - Highway Trust Fund Revenue Sources

Figure 1 - Highway Trust Fund Revenue Sources

(Billions of chained 1998 dollars)

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  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 1999
Motor fuel tax paid by household 8.5 7 5 10 9.8 11.9 18.8
Motor fuel tax paid by business 4.5 4 2.9 5.3 4.4 6.9 10.7
Other transportation excise taxes 5.8 4.7 3.9 2.8 2.3 3.2 3.1

SOURCES:
U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, "Federal Gas Tax: Household Expenditures from 1965 to 1995," TranStat, August 1997.

1999 data-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics estimates based on U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business, various issues; U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Consumer Expenditure Survey," 1999; and U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 1999 (Washington, DC: 2000).