This publication presents state-by-state information on trends in state and local expenditures for capital projects on highways, state and local levels of investment compared with measures of highway use and income, and state sources of funding from 1982 through 2000. The trend information is also compared with federal levels of investment and state averages. The General Accounting Office (GAO) obtained data from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highway Statistics and the Bureau of Census for the period from 1982 through 2000, adjusting expenditures to 2001 dollars. They compared expenditures with vehicle miles traveled, registered vehicles, and the gross state products (GSP) of individual states. They performed their work from August 2002 through May 2003 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Tables are available to be viewed on the following topics: (1) Highway Capital Expenditures, (2) Level of Effort, (3) State Sources of Funding, (4) Motor Fuel Taxes, and (5) Highway Trust Fund Apportionments and Payments. For each of these topics, one can view a table that presents information for all states. The Table of Contents also has a link to a U.S. map. From the U.S. map, or from the list of states below the map, one can link to a state table of contents (called the State Index). For each state one can navigate to bar charts and line graphs associated with the 5 topics.


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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO-03-915SP
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2003 12:00AM