​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Standing Committee on Finance and Administration (SCOFA)

WELCOME FROM CHAIR

Welcome to the website of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Finance and Administration, or SCOFA. We address a wide range of issues and interests including general administrative practices, civil rights, financial management, transporta​tion finance policy​, uniform accounting procedures, human res​ource management, information systems, legal affairs, public affairs, and internal/external audit. Given the current economic and political climate, there is no shortage of challenges ahead of us in the area of transportation finance and administration. I hope that you will find this website to be a useful resource in addressing such challenges.

John Schroer
Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Transportation

Latest News from the
AASHTO Journal​

Trump Budget: End TIGER Grants, Cut Funding for Transit/Amtrak, Privatize Air Traffic Control

In a budget "blueprint" for the 2018 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, President Trump proposed cutting an array of programs that support transportation programs both within and outside of the U.S. Department of Transportation. This comes as the transportation industry has been looking for Trump to flesh out the 10-year, $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan he pledged to deliver both on the campaign trail and since taking office. The proposals in the summary budget document – also called the "skinny budget" that will be followed by more detail later – if approved by Congress would cut 13 percent from overall USDOT discretionary spending.


AASHTO Urges Congress to Complete Repeal of Recent FHWA-FTA Regulation on MPOs

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has notified Congress that it fully supports legislation to repeal a controversial regulation on metropolitan planning organizations, saying that rule would add "significant additional legal and administrative requirements" to a system that already works well. The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration jointly unveiled the regulation last year, with no advance warning before they published a formal notice of proposed rulemaking.​ Despite objections from AASHTO, from some state departments of transportation directly and from MPOs themselves, the agencies pushed ahead with the rule on a timetable that allowed the final version to take effect Jan. 19, a day before President Trump took office and imposed a moratorium on regulations that were pending but not yet in effect.​

View the full story in the Marc​h 17​th Edition​ of the​ AASHTO Journal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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​STAT​E TRA​​NSPORTATI​ON​ FUNDING​ S​UCCESSES/PR​OPOSALS​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

This regularly updated document tracks recent burst of state-level initiatives around the country aimed at raising revenues for transportation investment​

MATRIX OF ILLUSTRATIVE TRANSPORTATION REVENUE OPTIONS​

​View a comprehensive array of illustrative revenue options to address surface transportation funding gaps

AMERICA'S TRANSPORT​ATION FUTURE - VIDEO ON AASHTO INFOGRAPHIC​

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QUESTIONS?

All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have the opportunity to designate one official member on the Committee. For questions about Committee business and membership appointments, please contact Jennifer Brickett or Alex Clegg​.

 
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