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Government Transportation Financial Statistics (GTFS)

Edition Updates:

The 2021 data release will be our final release of GTFS, later this next year we will transition to a new product called Transportation Public Finance Statistics (TPFS). TPFS builds on the GTFS foundation by increasing the granularity of the estimates and will include a preliminary release in June of 2024 (2022 estimates) as well as an annual release in December 2024. 

To help make sense of the maps, charts, and tables below, this edition of GTFS also offers 3 different articles —complete with Visualizations and Descriptive Information:

All tables (or click on table image below)

GTFS link to data tables


The government plays an important role in the U.S. transportation system, as a provider of transportation infrastructure and as an administrator and regulator of the system. The government spends a large amount of funds on building, rehabilitating, maintaining, operating, and administering the infrastructure system. Government revenue generated from several sources including user fees, taxes from transportation and non-transportation-related activities, borrowing, and grants from federal, state, and local governments primarily supports these activities.

Government Transportation Financial Statistics (GTFS) provides a set of maps, charts, and tables with information on transportation-related revenue and expenditures for all levels of government, including federal, state, and local, and for all modes of transportation. 

Recent major pieces of legislation – the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (CRRSA Act) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act – impacted transportation expenditures. The CRRSA Act funded $45.0 billion in transportation expenditures and the ARP funded $58.4 billion for transportation expenditures in 2021. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law impact on transportation expenditures will be captured in the 2022 release. 

Related tables can be found in National Transportation Statistics, Section 3.D - Government Finance.


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