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, transportation finance policy, uniform accounting procedures, human resource 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 SchroerCommissionerTennessee Department of Transportation
The likely successor to outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that passing a highway bill is among his top priorities. House Majoirty Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said on the TV program Morning Joe that The fundamental change I'm going to make as Speaker, we're going to get the highway bill done. The current surface transportation authorization expires Oct. 29, meaning the House has limited time to tackle a bill. Most experts believe that Congress will pass a short-term extension of the current authorization to give the House more time to develop its bill. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has not yet scheduled a hearing to markup draft legislation. View the full story in the October 2 AASHTO Journal
AASHTO Board Elects Iowa's Paul Trombino President and Maine's David Bernhardt VPThe board of the American Assocation of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino as association president until the end of the 2016 annual meeting. He was previously the group's vice president. The board chose Maine DOT Commissioner David Bernhardt to be the coming year's vice president. View the full story in the October 2 AASHTO JournalState DOTs Formally Call on Congress to Pass Long-Term Funding LegislationThe CEOs of state departments of transportation, who make up the board of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, backed a formal statement that "Congress must act promptly to ensure the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and enact a long-term surface transportation authorization bill." The board unanimously approved a resolution Sept. 28, during its annual meeting in Chicago, saying a long-term bill is must-pass legislation that can "prevent significant planning and construction disruptions to highway and transit prjoects. View the full story in the October 2 AASHTO Journal
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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
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