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

Latest News from the
AASHTO Journal

FHWA Notices Clear FAST Act Highway Funds for States in Fiscal 2016

The Federal Highway Administration issued the formal apportionment notice and other documents that let states begin using funds allocated to their highway programs under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. Although the FHWA had already issued estimates that told state departments of transportation how much to expect from the FAST Act, the agency's Jan. 8 issuance of the formal documents clears the way for states to now begin tapping that money for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. In all, the FHWA said, the FAST Act provides $39.727 billion in federal-aid highway funding, of which the agency set aside $3.5 million for safety-related activities. That leaves $39.724 billion to be distributed to the states in 2016, under the allocation formula that lets states control 92 percent of the FAST Act's highway funds, up from $37.798 billion last year. View the full story in the January 15 AASHTO Journal


State Agency Chiefs Break Down Issues Facing DOTs in CEO Roundtable Panels
The Transportation Research Board's 2016 annual meeting included three panel sessions Jan. 12 that featured state department of transportation chief executives discussing some of the hottest topics facing their agencies. Paul Trombino, Iowa DOT director and AASHTO president, moderated a panel focused on how state DOTs can bring innovative technologies into the mainstream of DOT planning and operations. Trombino and his panelists-Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, Arkansas Department of Transportation Director Scott Bennett and Nebraska Department of Roads Director Kyle Schneweis - each indicated the key was to empower agency employees. View the full story in the January 15 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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