Chained 2000 dollars per thousand passenger-miles
|Autos, pickups, and vans||-1.6||-1.5||-2.2||-2.7||-2.7||-2.3||-3.1||-2.7||-2.3||-1.3||-1.0|
|Total, all modes||1.2||1.0||0.4||0.1||0.5||0.5||-0.8||-1.2||-0.7||1.0||1.6|
KEY: U = data are unavailable.
NOTES: Data may not add to total because of independent rounding.
Net federal subsidy is estimated as federal outlays minus federal receipts
from transportation taxes and user fees. Actual outlays and receipts are used
in the calculation. Negative numbers show user charge payments to the federal
government in excess of cost responsibility.
The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 allowed motor fuel distributors to
delay until Oct. 5, 1998, the payment of fuel taxes that otherwise would be
due in August and September of 1998.
This provision effectively shifted about $6 billion in Highway Trust
Fund receipts from 1998 to 1999. The
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) included these funds in fiscal year
1998, when they were actually paid by highway users. There is some double counting of bus
passenger-miles in the highway and transit modes. However, no adjustments
were made since data are not available to reliably estimate the magnitude of
the double counting.
To eliminate the effects of inflation over time, BTS converted current dollars (see table 10-9b) to chained 2000 dollars.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, "Federal Subsidies to Passenger Transportation," December 2004, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of February 2005.