​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Standing Committee on Finance and Administration (SCOFA)


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
Tennessee Department of Transportation

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AASHTO Journal​

Chao Shows Support for Project Funding, Says ‘Task Force’ Will Shape Infrastructure Plan

Elaine Chao told senators she believes the Trump administration will support more federal funding for infrastructure as well as private financing, and said after she takes office as transportation secretary for President Trump an executive "task force" will work with Congress to develop an investment plan. She made the comments in a Jan. 11 hearing on her nomination before the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, where she received a warm reception as senators weighed in on their own priorities. Chao repeatedly avoided getting into details about President-elect Trump's infrastructure plans, and other policy issues. She made detailed references to her individual meetings with committee members in their offices, and assured hem she would work with them as secretary on various issues they raised from highway investment to oil trains, maritime policy to air traffic control.

View the full story in the January 13th Edition of the AASHTO Journal​​

TRB Panels: CEOs Tackle Multimodal Issues, Major Concerns, Gender Challenges

Over three Jan. 10 sessions at the Transportation Research Board's 2017 annual meeting, chief executives from state departments of transportation discussed the growing demand for multimodal projects, the kinds of problems that most concern CEOs and challenges for women heading the agencies in a male-dominated field. David Bernhardt of Maine's DOT, who is also the current-year president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, was at a CEOs roundtable session on how state agencies accommodate multimodal transportation options in an existing right of way. He was joined by Scott Bennett-Arkansas, Charles Zelle-Wisconsin and Washington State's Roger Millar. Bernhardt told the audience he spent his first nine years at the department as a highway designer, and later as an assistant director of project development he oversaw various travel modes.

View the full story in the January 13th Edition​ of the​ AASHTO Journal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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


​View a comprehensive array of illustrative revenue options to address surface transportation funding gaps



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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​.