What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges
The average Tennessee motorist pays 93¢ per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.
- 38 cents/day through the state gas tax
- 38 cents/day through the federal gas tax
- 16 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
- 0 cents/day in tolls
The average Tennessee 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.
Tennessee spends $216 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. Tennessee ranks #34 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:
Driving on poor roads costs the average Tennessee motorist $225 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.