What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges

The average California motorist pays $1.17 per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.

  • 49 cents/day through the state gas tax
  • 30 cents/day through the federal gas tax
  • 28 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
  • 10 cents/day in tolls

The average California household spends 5 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.

California spends $85 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. California ranks #51 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:

Driving on poor roads costs the average California motorist $703 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.