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.
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.