Nearly $243 Billion Spent on Transportation in 2009

August 26, 2012

Federal and state government expenditures on transportation were almost $243 billion in 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Government Transportation Financial Statistics shows that $200 billion of the expenditures were by state governments, with $43 billion from the federal government.

More than 50% of the funds were used for highways, with 22% for transit and 20% for aviation.

Total revenue allocated for transportation in 2009 was almost $245 billion.

GTFS consists of 43 tables showing federal, state and local transportation expenditures and revenue in current and inflation-adjusted dollars from 1995 through 2009. For 2009, GTFS does not include local government outlays for highways.