​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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


​STAT​E TRA​​NSPORTATI​ON​ FUNDING​ PROPOSALS TRACKER

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


Latest News from the
AASHTO Journal​

Chao: Infrastructure Plan ‘Principles’ Coming This Month

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Trump administration will release "principles" of its infrastructure investment plan late this month, and that the White House Office of Management and Budget is looking for spending offsets to help make up for $200 million of direct federal funding in the plan. Chao made the remarks over several days in a television interview, a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in a hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Chao told Fox News May 14 that "we'll be releasing principles in about 2-3 weeks, and then the legislative proposal will probably be tackled by the Congress in the third quarter." That indicates the administration will offer a broad outline but leave most of the investment plan details to lawmakers.


Barrasso Emphasizes Use of Existing Formula System to Allocate New Infrastructure Funds

The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee told U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao he wants to see new infrastructure funding distributed through the established formula system in which the Highway Trust Fund allocates money to states and transit agencies. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., first highlighted that issue in his opening statement at a May 17 hearing where Chao was testifying, and later pressed Chao on it. His emphasis on using the formula funding approach – which Congress most recently endorsed in 2015 when it passed the five-year Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that authorized surface transportation funding levels through 2020 – supports a key point made by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and executives of state departments of transportation.

View the full story in the May 19th Ed​iti​on​​ of the​ AASHT​O Journal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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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     

May 22nd: Committee meeting at the AASHTO Spring Meeting in Portland, ME. Register now!

For a complete list of events, please refer to AASHTO's Meeting​s 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 bus​iness and membership appointments, please contact Jennifer Brickett or Alex Clegg​.

 
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