Unifying Alabama's Traffic Safety Efforts
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 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

 AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.

As the voice of transportation, AASHTO works to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation. AASHTA servers as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the Federal government. AASHTO is an international leader in setting technical standards for all phases of highway system development. Standards are issued for design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and many other technical areas.

AASHTO serves as a catlyst for excellence in transportation by offering:
  • Smart solutions and promising practices;
  • Critical information, training and data;
  • Direct technical assistance to states; and
  • Unchallenged expertise.

For more information, visit www.transportation.org.
On TTV: 'Expect the Unexpected' PSA on National Work Zone Awareness Week

A public service announcement video by AASHTO, for the 2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign, highlights the theme of "Expect the Unexpected." 


This year's annual observation is March 23-27, and as always is designed to heighten drivers' awareness of the need to slow down and be especially observant in roadway work zones. There, a lapse in attention can lead to vehicles striking equipment or barriers, and accidents can injure or kill workers who are often just feet away from vehicles traveling in the next lane.

The Federal Highway Administration says 576 people died in work zone crashes in 2010, which equates to one work zone fatality every 15 hours. And about 85 percent of deaths in highway work zone crashes are drivers or passengers in cars, the agency says. 

The National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign aims to prevent these fatalities by encouraging safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites.

AASHTO Monthly Update

Centennial Newsletter Banner 15

October 22, 2014



The Capital Beltway - A Ring of Honor All Its Own

Autumn is in full swing, and that can only mean one thing here in the D.C. area – the Maryland Renaissance Festival is open for business. Read more...


A monthly update on AASHTO's 100th anniversary, published the third week of each month.


Mohawk Trail

100 Years Ago Today in Transportation

Looking Back in Time: Revamped Mohawk Trail,
October 22, 1914

“Most Beautiful Road in New England Formally Opened This Afternoon with Dedication of the New Mohawk Trail,” proclaimed a headline in that day’s edition of the Massachusetts-based North Adams Transcript newspaper.


KellerPresidential Profile: William S. Keller, Alabama

A mere six years after AASHO was established, Wayne Simpson Keller was elected the new president of the association at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in December 1920.  Keller, the state highway engineer of Alabama, had also been one of the founders of AASHO and would prove to a major force in the association during its first decade of existence.


AirportThen and Now: Air Transportation Symposium

From the AASHTO Quarterly,
January 1981

One of the major challenges facing the air mode in transportation for the next few years is the finding of funds either from the federal, state or local level to meet such demands. Also, the challenges facing the air mode have been magnified due to the deregulation of air carriers.