AASHTO celebrates its 100th Anniversary- A Century of Achievement

The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  The organization which supports the activities of state highway officials is commemorating this occasion with the publication of a newsletter that highlights the many changes that have occurred within the transportation area during the past century.  The newsletter is published the third week of each month.  Today’s edition highlights the opening of the Mohawk Trail a road opened to auto traffic on this date in 1914 in Massachusetts. The article notes that the origins of the roadways alignment included serving originally as a trail created by the areas indigenous people the Mohawks and others, the route was then adopted as a stage coach route and finally as a highway alignment.  Many roadways across our nation followed this same cycle.  Other highlights include a look back at the early leadership of the AASHTO organization.  If you are interested in transportation history and would like to follow AASHTO’s centennial journey the link below will allow you to join in this exploration.

http://centennial.transportation.org/newsletter.html

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