Government transportation revenues consist of money collected by governments from transportation user charges and taxes to finance transportation programs. The following types of receipts are excluded: 1) revenues collected from users of the transportation system that are directed to the general fund and used for nontransportation purposes, 2) nontransportation general fund revenues that are used to finance transportation programs, and 3) proceeds from borrowing.
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NOTES: Details may not add to total and percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. To eliminate the effects of inflation over time, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) converted current dollars to chained 2005 dollars. BTS used the Price Index for Government Consumption Expenditures and Gross Investment as the price deflator. The price index figures were obtained from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, available at http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/SelectTable.asp?Selected=N#S3. Previous editions of this table used chained 2000 dollars, and thus this table is not comparable to previous editions. Revenue is attributed to the mode from which it is collected, so money dedicated to transit from the highway trust fund is considered highway revenue. Local government outlays are not included for 2007.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Government Transportation Financial Statistics 2009 as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, tables 3-29a and 3-29b, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of April 2010.