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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.


November 21, 2013

AASHTO "Gears Up" for Centennial Celebration

As most readers are aware, the year 2014 marks AASHTO's 100th anniversary, and we're gearing up for the year-long celebration—literally. To help you participate, we have designed a collection of fun and functional gear and items, all branded with our centennial logo.

Our Centennial Collection includes such items as t-shirts, golf shirts, baseball caps, travel mugs, flashlights, lapel pins, and more. To view the full collection, or to place an order, visit the AASHTO Centennial Shop online on the AASHTO Bookstore.

For more information about the AASHTO Centennial Celebration, visit centennial.transportation.org.

Did You Know?

AASHTO has long been involved in transportation education, helping schools generate student interest in careers in transportation to ensure a stronger field of professionals for the future. Read More

AASHTO Presidential Profile: Henry G. Shirley, Maryland

At the first official meeting of the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) on Dec. 12, 1914, at the Raleigh Hotel in Washington, D.C., delegates selected Henry Garnett Shirley as the new association’s first president.

Shirley was one of the people who helped to lay the groundwork for the entire organization as we know it today. He also was AASHTO's only president who served more than one term. Read More

One Hundred Years Ago Today in Transportation...

A major technological breakthrough in transportation took place when wireless messages—sent in Morse code without any direct electrical connections involved—from two railroad stations to a train crew on the move were successfully transmitted. That pioneering test in wireless telegraphy specifically occurred in the northeastern United States between a No. 3 Lackawanna Limited train traveling about 60 miles per hour and the stations located at Scranton, Penn., and Binghamton, N.Y. Read More

Then and Now


The following speech was delivered by Sen. Francis Case of South Dakota at the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway Officials in Pittsburgh on Nov. 10, 1953. It was published in the January 1954 edition of AASHO’s American Highways publication. Read More