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Budget & Finances

Port Authority adopts an operating budget and capital budget each year. The Authority's fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

For information on the Authority's 2015-16 operating and capital budgets approved in June 2015, click here.

The operating budget shows Port Authority's day-to-day expenses and revenues. This relects the expenses of providing bus, light rail, ACCESS and incline service, including fuel, labor costs, retiree benefits and utilities. It also shows revenue from fares, advertising and university contracts as well as state and county funding.

The capital budget is separate. This budget reflects how Port Authority maintains its extensive system, including 26 miles of light rail tracks, nearly 15 miles of busways and roughly 800 vehicles. Major projects such as the North Shore Connector light rail extension and East Busway paving are paid for with capital budget dollars, not operating dollars. Money in the capital budget comes from federal, state and county grants that are dedicated for capital projects, not daily operating costs. By law, most capital money may not be used to help balance the operating budget.

Yearly Budget Books

Note: All documents below are PDFs and open in a new window. These may take up to several minutes to download due to their large size.

Fiscal Year 2015-2016
Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Fiscal Year 2013-2014
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 (updated Oct. 29, 2012) / Budget Presentation (Note: Presentation reflects originally proposed 35% service reduction, which was canceled.)
Fiscal Year 2011-2012 (~ 63 MB) / Budget Presentation 
Fiscal Year 2010-2011 (Note: Book reflects originally proposed 35% service reduction, which was scaled back to 15%.)
Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Fiscal Year 2008-2009
Fiscal Year 2007-2008
Fiscal Year 2006-2007
Fiscal Year 2005-2006
Fiscal Year 2004-2005: Budget book not available*
Fiscal Year 2003-2004
Fiscal Year 2002-2003
Fiscal Year 2001-2002
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
Fiscal Year 1999-2000
Fiscal Year 1998-1999
Fiscal Year 1997-1998
Fiscal Year 1996-1997

*Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget was deferred due to undetermined state funding. Port Authority operated on a continuation spending budget for the entirety of FY 2005, which meant that spending levels were kept the same or less than the year before. The 2005 budget was not officially adopted until Port Authority's 2006 budget was also adopted, thus a 2005 budget book was never prepared.

Monthly Revenues and Expenses

The following documents open as PDFs. For documents older than one year, see the link below to request public records.

Additional Financial Information

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