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.
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On Thursday, both President Obama and House Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) released proposals that would raise revenue from corporate tax reform to invest in transportation infrastructure projects across the nation. View the full story in the February 28 AASHTO Journal
During an address Thursday to state transportation department CEOs and other transportation-focused attendees, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx praised a plan announced Wednesday by President Obama that calls for a four-year, $302 billion transportation infrastructure measure, while also recognizing the need to provide funding certainty for state transportation departments. View the full story in the February 28 AASHTO Journal
The Highway Trust Fund is in real danger and has to be preserved in order to make sure that transportation funding is available for state transportation departments, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said during the opening plenary session. View the full story in the February 28 AASHTO Journal
During a keynote address Thursday to attendees of the AASHTO Washington Briefing, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA) said he is working on a transportation measure that will take the positive reforms from the current bill, MAP-21, while also focusing on other areas he believes need additional attention. View the full story in the February 28 AASHTO Journal
During a transportation partners roundtable discussion at the AASHTO Washington Briefing on Wednesday, representatives from various industries discussed the need for additional transportation infrastructure investment to get goods to market, keep retail shelves stocked, to allow for importing and exporting of goods, and to create jobs across the country. View the full story in the February 28 AASHTO Journal
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined President Obama in St. Paul Wednesday to announce the president's four-year, $302 billion transportation bill (see related AASHTO Journal story here) along with the launch of the sixth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding. View the full story in the February 28 AASHTO Journal
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- 28 February 2014: SCOFA Subcommittee on Transportation Finance Policy Meeting, AASHTO Washington Briefing, Washington, DC
- 28 May - 4 June 2014: Standing Committee on Finance & Administration Meeting, AASHTO Spring Meeting, Louisville, KY
For a complete list, please refer to AASHTO's Meetings webpage or AASHTO's Center For Excellence in Project Finance Industry Events Calendar.
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.