First, Most roads you drive on are made by the developer where you buoght your house then dedicated to the local government. Most of the collector streets to your subdivsion, the developer had to pay a protion of. Others you pay for with development impact fees. The fed takes the money from gas tax ond returns only a portion. a good percentage its used to pay the northeast train, Light Rail and Buses. We the more rural areas subsidise the Citys.