Tim Peters of the Illinois Department of Transportation writes that MFT funds are distributed to local agencies in the following breakdown:
- 49.10% goes to the municipalities – apportioned in proportion to population;
- 16.74% goes to the counties having a population 1,000,000 or more (Cook County);
- 18.27% goes to counties having a population less than 1,000,000 – apportioned in proportion to motor vehicle license fees collected;
- 15.89% goes to the road districts/townships – apportioned to each in proportion to a total mileage of roads in the State.