What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges
The average Texas motorist pays $1.33 per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.
- 25 cents/day through the state gas tax
- 48 cents/day through the federal gas tax
- 48 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
- 12 cents/day in tolls
The average Texas household spends 4 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.
Texas spends $341 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. Texas ranks #15 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:
Driving on poor roads costs the average Texas motorist $373 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.