​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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​

FHWA Says 2016 Set Record High for Roadway Traffic Volume, Pressure on Infrastructure

The Federal Highway Administration said new estimates for vehicle miles traveled show that traffic volume on U.S. roads rose 2.8 percent in 2016 to a new record high of more than 3.2 trillion. That was also the fifth straight year in which vehicle mileage increased on public roads throughout the nation, which the FHWA said "underscores the demands facing America's roads and bridges, and reaffirms calls for greater investment in surface transportation infrastructure." The data from the FHWA's latest "Traffic Volume Trends" report – a monthly estimate of U.S. road travel – show that U.S. drivers accumulated 87.5 billion more vehicle miles last year than in 2015.


AASHTO Offers State DOTs Communications Guide Stemming From Research Project

The association is making available through the online AASHTO Bookstore a new "Communications Guide for State Departments of Transportation" that is the result of a two-year study under the National  Cooperative Highway Research Program. The project that produced the 48-page, downloadable book was approved by AASHTO's Standing Committee on Research, and managed by the NCHRP and consultant WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. It was also endorsed by TransComm, AASHTO's Subcommittee on Transportation Communications, and some TransComm members participated in its oversight panel. It tells CEOs of transportation agencies that to communicate effectively with transportation stakeholders and the public requires developing a strategic framework for a DOT's messaging, and a strategy for its internal and external communications. And they should do that while identifying audiences and the appropriate messages and format for each.

View the full story in the February 24th Edition​ of the​ AASHTO Journal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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​STAT​E TRA​NSPORTATI​ON​ FUNDING SUCCESSES/PR​OPOSALS​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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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