American Association of State Highway Officialsaasho
|Formation||December 12, 1914|
|Purpose||Coordination among state Departments of Transportation|
|Headquarters||444 N Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
|Affiliations||50 state Departments of Transportation and in District of Columbia and Puerto Rico|
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is a standards setting body which publishes specifications, test protocols and guidelines which are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States. Despite its name, the association represents not only highways but air, rail, water, and public transportation as well.
The voting membership of AASHTO consists of the Department of Transportation of each state in the United States, as well as those of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The United States Department of Transportation, some U.S. cities, counties and toll-road operators, most Canadian provinces as well as the Hong Kong Highways Department, the Turkish Ministry of Public Works and Settlement and the Nigerian Association of Public Highway and Transportation Officials have non-voting associate memberships.