Forecasting & data

Revenue Forecasting

Our Economic Analysis team creates quarterly transportation revenue forecasts for motor fuel tax revenue; motor vehicle licenses, permits, and fee revenue; and federal fund forecasts for Transportation Revenue Forecast Council (TRFC). 

The TRFC is overseen by the Office of Financial Management (OFM) and quarterly forecasts are published on their website.

State economic and financial data

We track tax collections and other relevant economic indicators like fuel prices, employment, and personal income and use that data in our transportation revenue and price forecasts. The Economic Analysis section also files state and local financial reports with FHWA and we collect local financial data from local governments.

State Data:

Local data:

Our Economic Analysis team also completes economic impact analysis of transportation investments, which can be found on our publications page.