ASHE Harrisburg

About Us

The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for
members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable highway system through education, innovation and fellowship.

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What is ASHE?

ASHE is a professional society that represents highway engineers and others involved in the transportation construction industry throughout south Pennsylvania. The society strives to enrich the lives of the professionals it represents by providing several educational and networking events and opportunities throughout the year.

As a group of like-minded individuals who come together for the betterment of the industry, ASHE members are primarily concerned with solving the problems that challenge the industry. ASHE allows members to make connections with those who continuously aid in transportation construction industry advancement.



The realization of the enormous growth of the highway industry in the Mid-20th century, in particular, the inauguration and implementation of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highway Act of 1956, and the recognition that the knowledge for such a program could only be consummated by the whole-hearted and integrated efforts of all persons associated with the highway industry, led to the formation of the American Society of Highway Engineers with the intent and determination to assume its responsibility for the development of the rapid growing demands of the highway industry.


The Society was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1958 with the conception and inception of the first Chartered Section credited to a small group of dedicated engineers from the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, in association with a group of outstanding contractors, material suppliers and consulting engineers in the Harrisburg area.

How We Operate


The Board of Directors consists of representatives of contractors, consulting engineers, government agencies, materials producers, utility companies and other highway related agencies being duly elected Officers to serve as the Administrative Staff of the Society.


Being desirous of offering participation at all levels of responsibility, a membership is available to everyone in the highway industry.


Regions and Sections

At the present time, national membership numbers over 6,000 across nine (9) Regions.


Current active regions in the US that host one or more ASHE Sections.


Local ASHE divisions – each of which located within a Region.

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All ASHE members across each Section within each Region.

Membership Benefits


Meet and interact with other industry professionals, who come from a multitude of different companies and organizations at the forefront of the Transportation Industry.

Good Fellowship

ASHE is a diverse group of all types of engineers, & we offer a variety of activities & events throughout the year, giving our members an opportunity to interact with their peers.

Professional Development

Members are offered technical sessions for the chance to earn Professional Development Hours required for licensor in the state of Pennsylvania.

Sponsored Events

Events include monthly dinner meetings, technical sessions, happy hour, golf outings, adopt a highway, annual banquets, Casino Night, joint dinner meetings, workshops, & more.

Career Opportunities

Stay notified of new job opportunities & receive more direct access & communication with organizations that share a long-time relationship to ASHE & its members.

Skilled Community

Interact with dozens of engineering professionals that converge to welcome keynote speakers & address topics such as high-profile projects, consultant selection, transportation funding, and legislative/PennDOT-related issues.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to promote the quality planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of safe and efficient highways; to foster a general understanding of the economic importance of highways and seek support for their fiscal viability; to advance the highway aspects of intermodal transportation; to stimulate and publicize technology advances in the highway field; to encourage communication and cooperation among all segments of the highway industry; to stress the value of individuals; and to facilitate the ethics, leadership, and career growth of its members.


The American Society Of Highway Engineers will become a nationally recognized forum for the highway industry by:

ASHE Harrisburg

The Backbone of the Highway Transportation Industry