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Contribute to AASHTO’s Centennial Blog Today!

Please help us start the AASHTO Centennial Blog, a space designed to feature interesting people, stories and experiences related to the national transportation system.

Sure, that sounds lofty and expansive – kind of like the idea of building a national network of roads, rails, airports and transit routes. But for each of those amazing engineering accomplishments that have shaped our national story, there are thousands of individual experiences. Those are what we hope to share here.

So we invite you to submit your story, your artwork or your photographs. Was it a road trip in an old Chevy wagon? Was it catching a bus to school? Was it watching your mom or dad leave for work on a subway? Was it watching workers build a bridge that gave your neighborhood an easier, even better connection to the rest of the world?

We would love to hear your story or see your photos.

Any questions? Any ideas? Any stories or photos to share? Contact Lloyd Brown at lbrown@aashto.org.

Archived Issues

Centennial Sponsors:

Visionary Sponsors:

Housman and Associates    CH2M Hill
Parsons BrinckerhoffAutodeskAECOM Bentley Systems HNTB

Milestone Sponsors:

HDR, Inc.

Pioneer Sponsors:

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

Leadership Sponsors:

Transpo Industries, Inc.


October 24, 2013

AASHTO Officially Kicks Off Centennial Celebration at Annual Meeting

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials formally began its year-long 100th anniversary celebration last week at its annual meeting, held Oct. 17-21 in Denver. Read More

Did You Know?

On Oct. 1, 1965, the American Association of State Highway Officials Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) was established in Gaithersburg, Md., as a Research Associate Program at the National Bureau of Standards (now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology) as a key step in the standardization of construction materials nationwide. The creation of AMRL helped the transportation industry evaluate testing competency, promote continual improvement, and instill confidence in laboratories and specifiers that use AMRL programs. Read More

AASHTO Presidential Profile: Bertram D. Tallamy, New York

The American Association of State Highway Officials chose Bertram Dalley Tallamy, who was New York State Superintendent of Public Works and Chairman of the New York State Thruway Authority, as the association’s 39th president from 1951-1952, a time filled with unprecedented changes and challenges for highways development nationwide. Read More

One Hundred Years Ago Today in Transportation...

At Friday's regular weekly luncheon meeting of the Greater Moline Committee of the city of Moline in northwestern Illinois, members of the group listened to Edwin W. Woodcock read his written report about the American Road Congress he recently attended in Detroit. Woodcock’s presentation focused on the discussions at that congress about plans for the Lincoln Highway. Read More

Then and Now

Inadequate, Structurally Deficient Brides: A National Problem

The following piece was published in the AASHTO Quarterly by West Virginia Department of Highways Commissioner Joseph Jones in October 1977. Jones discusses the deteriorating state of the nation’s bridges and his fear that the problem would continue to go unaddressed. While state transportation departments have been tackling failing bridges for decades, they are still grappling with how to keep up with those bridges that are deteriorating, sometimes by rates faster than DOTs can repair or replace them. Read More