What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges

The average DC motorist pays 17¢ per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.

  • 1 cents/day through the state gas tax
  • 12 cents/day through the federal gas tax
  • 5 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
  • 0 cents/day in tolls

The average DC household spends 27 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.

DC spends $522 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. District of Columbia ranks #6 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:

Driving on poor roads costs the average DC motorist $1,061 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.