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.
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.
All ASHE members across each Section within each Region.
The Backbone of the Highway Transportation Industry