​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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​

Industry Groups Urge Budget Committees to Take Actions to Help Stabilize Trust Fund​

A coalition of 34 national business, labor and transportation industry groups – including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – called on congressional budget writers to take steps to fix the Highway Trust Fund as they craft a fiscal 2018 budget that would take effect Oct. 1. In April 7 letters addressed to the leadership and copied to all members of Senate and House budget committees, the industry groups urged those lawmakers to start a process to make sure the trust fund, or HTF, can avoid running out of money after the current surface transportation law expires in 2020.


Nevada DOT Chief Sounds Nationwide Warning Over Scam to Divert Contractor Payments

After recent reports in which public agencies in New Mexico and Nevada were targets of a money-transfer scam, Nevada Department of Transportation Director Rudy Malfabon is warning state DOTs and other agencies to be on the alert for frauds posing as legitimate vendors. Malfabon said his department was among those targeted in the past year, but thanks to prompt notification by its actual contractor the NDOT was able to thwart an attempt to illegally divert an electronic funds transfer away from that vendor. "This scam can hit any public agency, but my concern is that they seem to be attempting this everywhere," he told the AASHTO Journal. "Agencies should have proper controls to avoid this scam."

View the full story in the April 21th Edition​​ of the​ AASHT​O Journal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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​STAT​E TRA​​NSPORTATI​ON​ FUNDING​ S​UCCESSES/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​

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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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