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
As transportation groups prepare to observe the 60th anniversary of interstate highway system, many also say it has gone in a few decades from an economy-lifting network to a system that is increasingly clogged and decaying from lack of sufficient investment. President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, which was also known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act, into law on June 29, 1956. Within a few years the nation would see construction begin replacing a network of two-lane U.S. highways with the multi-lane, high-speed interstate highway system that continued to spur economic growth as it built out in the next few decades. A number of groups plan special events to mark the week, and to point to the challenge ahead. View the full story in the June 24 AASHTO Journal
SHRP2 Awards $8M to 79 Projects Using Program's Innovative Research ProductsThe Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials said the second Strategic Highway Research Program, or SHRP2, has awarded $8.015 million to help state departments of transportation and other agencies implement 79 new infrastructure projects using 13 separate SHRP2 research products. The funding is part of SHRP2's Implementation Assistance Program, which provides financial incentives to the DOTs and other organizations such as metropolitan planning organizations, universities and tribal agencies. This is the seventh and final round of that incentive program, and its latest awards were spread among 42 agencies. View the full story in the June 24 AASHTO Journal
This regularly updated document tracks recent burst of state-level initiatives around the country aimed at raising revenues for transportation investment
View a comprehensive array of illustrative revenue options to address surface transportation funding gaps
For a complete list, please refer to AASHTO's
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 Bud McDonald.