FHWA Administrator Mary Peters said the report is a valuable tool widely used by other federal agencies, state and local governments and the private sector.
FHWA and its forerunner, the Bureau of Public Roads, have published the report every year since 1945. It contains statistical data on motor fuel, motor vehicles, driver licensing, highway-user taxation, state and local highway finance, highway mileage, federal aid for highways, select tables and charts from the 1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey, and international data.
The information is also used as the principal data in calculating each state's share of funds under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), the legislation that provides federal-aid funds to states.
The report is available on the FHWA website.