Map of the Month

Each month a new map is presented to the Commission to help explain important trends in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. These custom-crafted maps are prepared by MTC’s Data & Visualization team.

February 2016

Which States Rely The Most On Federal Aid?

This map of the month answers the question: Which states rely the most on federal aid? The map depicts all federal governmental transfers to the states, not just transportation funding. For the nation as a whole in FY 2013, a full 30% of state revenues derived from federal grants-in-aid. Of course, it is one of the rich ironies of our modern politics that some of the states that express the greatest resentment about federal interference also benefit the most from federal largesse.