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 transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship.
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 it 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 (Harrisburg 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.
The Northeast Region consists of eighteen ASHE sections located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Formed in the 2010 reorganization as the union of several smaller regions, the Northest Region encompasses about half of the approximately 6,500 ASHE membership nationwide.