HIGHWAY FUND
  The Highway Fund is a fund established in the Maine Constitution (Article IX, Section 19) and by statute (23 MRSA c. 19,
sub-c. IV, sections 1651-1653) for:
     a.  the maintenance, construction and reconstruction of Maine highways and bridges;
     b.  administrative costs incurred in the construction and maintenance of highways; and
     c.  expenses for state enforcement of traffic laws.
  The Highway Fund derives its revenue from a gasoline and diesel fuel tax, taxes on motor truck carriers, motor vehicle
license and registration fees, revenues from over weight fines, and other miscellaneous highway and
transportation sources. The following represents a breakdown of the budgeted revenue for the Highway Fund 
for FY 2005-06 and FY 2006-07. Fuel taxes and motor vehicle license and registration fees make up almost 95% 
of the budgeted revenue for the 2006-2007 biennium.
BUDGETED REVENUE FOR FY 2005-06 AND FY 2006-07
% OF
BIENNIAL
TOTAL SOURCE 2005-06 2006-07
68.65% FUEL TAXES $226,776,993 $227,484,941
26.24% MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES AND FEES $87,172,358 $86,476,317
1.33% MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION FEES $4,397,970 $4,379,756
0.60% FINES $1,973,665 $2,018,239
0.32% EARNINGS ON INVESTMENTS $1,300,000 $795,000
2.85% OTHER REVENUES $9,286,173 $9,603,076
     
100.00% TOTALS $330,907,159 $330,757,329
 
$661,664,488
Reflects Final Budgeted Amounts
Percentage amounts may not add to 100% due to rounding