​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

Latest News from the
AASHTO Journal​

Trump Taps Former Labor Secretary Chao as USDOT Chief in Pro-Investment Cabinet

Moving quickly to fill a Cabinet job that will play a key role in his infrastructure investment plans, President-Elect Donald Trump said he will nominate former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be his transportation secretary. Chao, who is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and previously held several posts in the U.S. Department of Transportation including deputy secretary, would bring important experience and connections to the job. Should Trump follow through on his campaign pledges to invest heavily to improve transportation systems and other infrastructure, Chao would be helping shape and sell Trump's proposals to Congress, and implement whatever policies become law.

View the full story in the December 2 AASHTO Journal​​


T&I Democrats Urge Appropriators to Clear FAST Act’s Highway, Transit Funding Hikes

​Top Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are urging leaders of the Appropriations Committee to allow highway and transit programs to now tap into their scheduled fiscal 2017 funding increases that Congress paid for in last year's Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. The request comes as House leadership with the support of President-elect Trump plans to extend the current stopgap government funding bill, known as a continuing resolution, well past its current Dec. 9 expiration through next March 31. "The time to provide FAST Act funding levels is now, not at the end of March 2017, when the spring construction season will already be underway across the country," T&I ranking member Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and two other committee leaders said in a Nov. 28 letter to appropriators.

View the full story in the December 2 AASHTO Journal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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​STATE TRA​NSPORTATION 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     

No meetings currently scheduled​

For a complete list, 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 business and membership appointments, please contact Jennifer Brickett or Alex Clegg​.

 
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