Historically, state and local governments have been responsible for the majority of infrastructure spending: Federal share and state and local share of total public spending on transportation and water infrastructure, 1956–2014

Year Federal share of total State and local share of total
1956 14.7% 85.3%
1957 16.1% 83.9%
1958 19.9% 80.1%
1959 27.8% 72.2%
1960 31.2% 68.8%
1961 28.9% 71.1%
1962 29.1% 70.9%
1963 29.2% 70.8%
1964 31.8% 68.2%
1965 32.7% 67.3%
1966 31.4% 68.6%
1967 30.3% 69.7%
1968 30.3% 69.7%
1969 28.8% 71.2%
1970 28.2% 71.8%
1971 29.2% 70.8%
1972 28.4% 71.6%
1973 30.0% 70.0%
1974 30.1% 69.9%
1975 30.0% 70.0%
1976 35.0% 65.0%
1977 37.7% 62.3%
1978 35.9% 64.1%
1979 35.6% 64.4%
1980 37.2% 62.8%
1981 35.5% 64.5%
1982 31.3% 68.7%
1983 29.6% 70.4%
1984 30.6% 69.4%
1985 30.9% 69.1%
1986 30.0% 70.0%
1987 25.9% 74.1%
1988 25.7% 74.3%
1989 24.9% 75.1%
1990 25.0% 75.0%
1991 24.7% 75.3%
1992 25.5% 74.5%
1993 25.8% 74.2%
1994 26.0% 74.0%
1995 25.5% 74.5%
1996 24.8% 75.2%
1997 24.1% 75.9%
1998 24.1% 75.9%
1999 24.3% 75.7%
2000 24.7% 75.3%
2001 26.7% 73.3%
2002 27.1% 72.9%
2003 25.9% 74.1%
2004 25.2% 74.8%
2005 25.0% 75.0%
2006 24.4% 75.6%
2007 22.9% 77.1%
2008 22.5% 77.5%
2009 22.8% 77.2%
2010 25.6% 74.4%
2011 25.5% 74.5%
2012 24.9% 75.1%
2013 23.6% 76.4%
2014 23.1% 76.9%

Source: Author’s analysis of data from CBO 2015

View the underlying data on epi.org.