Committee on Agency Administration
Jim Tymon, Chief Operating Officer/Director of Policy and Management
Welcome to the website of the AASHTO Committee on Agency Administration (CAA). We address a wide range of issues and interests including general administrative practices, civil rights, human resource management, knowledge management, and internal/external audit. I hope that you will find this website to be a useful resource in addressing such challenges.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Partial Agency Shutdown Takes Hold as Policymakers Fail to Settle Differences
A partial shutdown of federal agencies took hold Jan. 20 and continued into Jan. 22 as negotiations failed to settle differences on budget and policy issues in order to keep funding the government. A bipartisan group of senators reportedly met throughout the weekend to come up with a plan that would allow a three-week funding extension along with a commitment by the majority to allow floor debate on remaining issues including a fix to immigration policy toward undocumented aliens who were brought into the country as children and have grown up here.
Chamber’s Donohue Urges 25-Cent Fuel Tax Hike Over 5 Years, With Inflation Indexing
The CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce proposed that Congress pay for modernizing roads, bridges and transit systems by raising the federal excise tax on motor fuels by 25 cents a gallon over five years and “indexed for inflation and improving fuel economy.” CEO Thomas Donohue said those actions “would raise $394 billion over the next 10 years” for investments in surface transportation systems. The business organization has long been on record favoring a hike in motor fuel fees to shore up the Highway Trust Fund over the long term and increase project investment, but this specific proposal comes as Congress is expected to take up a major infrastructure bill this year.
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 Jim Tymon.