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AASHTO Launches Centennial Blog

Welcome to the AASHTO Centennial Blog, a space designed to feature interesting people, stories and experiences related to the national transportation system. Read More

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Visionary Sponsors:

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Milestone Sponsors:

HDR, Inc.

Pioneer Sponsors:

3M    InfoTech    Cambridge Systematics
ATSSA    Michael Baker Corporation
Professional Engineers in California Government

Leadership Sponsors:

Transpo Industries, Inc.


September 19, 2013

Transportation Initiatives: Then and Now

The following is a piece published in the Summer 1997 edition of the AASHTO Quarterly discussing smart vehicle, and, on a lesser scale, connected vehicle technologies. The article highlights what technology can do for roadway safety, which is the reason transportation experts still push the issue today. Check out this story, originally drafted by Dr. Robert Maki. Read More

Did You Know?

In addition to the need for a uniform system of highways, the American Association of State Highway Officials also found itself in the 1920s grappling with the growing importance of improved and consistent traffic control devices for many of the nation’s roads as highway mileage and the number of automobiles continued to expand. Read More

AASHTO Presidential Profile: John C. Mackie, Michigan

Approaching its half-century mark, the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) selected John C. Mackie as the association’s 51st president in December 1962. Read More

One Hundred Years Ago Today in Transportation...

President Woodrow Wilson became the first member of the Lincoln Highway Association. That Detroit-based association, which had just been formally set up the previous July, planned to hold dedication ceremonies nationwide for its efforts on October 31. The group decided to use memberships to further publicize the idea of building a transcontinental route for motor vehicles. Read More