​​​​​​​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 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 Schroer
Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Transportation

Latest News from the
AASHTO Journal

Graves, Norton Push for House Tax Writers to Include Trust Fund Fix in Tax Reform Plan

The chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee said he and his ranking member are mounting an effort to convince the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee to include a long-term revenue fix for the Highway Trust Fund in any tax reform measure it considers. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., who chairs the subcommittee that is part of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, made his remarks in the T&I hearing room May 16 during an "Infrastructure Week" panel on emerging disruptive technologies, sponsored by AASHTO and the Eno Center for Transportation. Before he joined that panel for discussion, Graves told the audience that in the five-year FAST Act Congress passed in December lawmakers left undone the issue of how to bolster the trust fund for more than a few years at a time. Instead, lawmakers paid for that surface transportation bill with short-term provisions unrelated to transportation. View the full story in the May 20 AASHTO Journal


Wright Calls for Election Focus on Project Investments as Key to Economic Strength
AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright issued a call for voters and candidates in this year's elections to face up to the nation's transportation needs, with voters demanding how potential office-holders would deal with the investment gap and candidates detailing their action plans. "We call on the nation to use this major election year to help set the United States on a path to building a truly strong and sustainable transportation system, one that makes visible and steady progress to improving our mobility and quality of life," Wright said in an opinion piece carried in The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C. Wright also described the issue as critical to the nation's commercial future. "There simply is no way to keep our economy healthy and build more economic muscle," he wrote, "if we continue to let our highways and bridges, transit systems, barge routes, seaports and airports fall further behind population levels and strains on those systems." View the full story in the May 20 AASHTO Journal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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​STATE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING SUCCESSES/PROPOSALS​​​​​​​​​​​

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​

CALENDAR OF EVENTS     

  • ​24-26 May 2016: SCOFA Meeting, AASHTO Spring Meeting, Des Moines, IA​​​

For a complete list, please refer to AASHTO's Meetings webpage

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 Joung Lee or Bud McDonald.​

 
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