In a recent post at, Chris Edwards discusses a U.S. Department of Transportation report detailing the “Disposition Of State Highway-User Revenues.” Edwards provides a table showing the rate of diversion in all 50 states. According to the table, 12% of North Carolina highway funds get diverted to other uses, which isn’t too bad. While some states do better (the rate in West Virginia, Missouri, and Alaska is 0%), most do worse, and in some states the rate of diversion defies belief. It’s over 60% in Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Connecticut. Here’s the table: