Policy Study

Administrative Disbursements Per Mile — 23rd Annual Highway Report

Administrative Disbursements Per State-Controlled Mile
2017 Annual Highway Report

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Administrative Disbursements - Annual Highway Report 2017
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Administrative disbursements typically include general and main-office expenditures in support of state-administered highways. They do not include project-related costs but occasionally include “parked” funds, which are funds from bond sales or asset sales awaiting later expenditure. They can therefore vary quite widely from year to year.

Administrative disbursements for state-owned roads totaled $8.8 billion in 2015, about 7.3% more than in 2013 ($8.2 billion), the last time this assessment was completed. This is about 6.1% of the total disbursements. Over the last decade, per-mile administrative disbursements have increased about 26%, less than the 46% increase in total disbursements, but more than the 18% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). On a per-mile basis, 2015 administrative disbursements averaged $10,864 per state, ranging from a low of $1,043 in Kentucky to a high of $99,417 in Connecticut (Table 9, Administrative Disbursements per State-Controlled Mile, 2015).

Administrative Disbursements Per State-Controlled Mile
RankNameDollars
1Kentucky$1,043
2Nebraska$2,068
3Missouri$2,180
4Maine$2,457
5Louisiana$2,571
6South Carolina$2,704
7Arkansas$3,424
8West Virginia$3,571
9North Carolina$3,593
10North Dakota$3,603
11Texas$4,082
12Iowa$5,536
13Idaho$6,060
14Mississippi$6,180
15Virginia$6,195
16Kansas$6,528
17South Dakota$6,674
18Montana$7,019
19Indiana $7,788
20Wyoming$10,955
21Alaska$11,116
22Colorado$11,190
23Minnesota$11,342
24Tennessee$11,791
25Washington$11,889
26Michigan$12,374
27Utah$14,412
28Pennsylvania$14,769
29Illinois$15,600
30Oregon$15,743
31Wisconsin$16,958
32Delaware$17,525
33Hawaii$18,545
34Alabama$18,977
35Maryland$19,773
36Ohio$20,019
37Vermont$21,467
38New Hampshire$21,594
39Oklahoma $21,972
40New York$23,129
41Florida$24,371
42Nevada$24,875
43Georgia$26,672
44New Mexico$28,368
45Arizona$31,576
46California$36,979
47Rhode Island**$39,034
48New Jersey$63,757
49Massachusetts*$77,086
50Connecticut$99,417
Weighted Average$10,864

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