AASHTO Associate Membership

Who Qualifies?

Associate membership is available to sub-state and federal transportation agencies in the United States, as well as many transportation agencies in other countries. Examples of those who qualify for associate membership are port, toll, and highway commissions or authorities, foreign transportation agencies, and city DOTs.  Membership is not extended to individuals or private sector entities like engineering firms or other private companies.

What are the Benefits?

• Access to AASHTO committees
-Associate members may participate on various standing committees and sub-committees formed to address myriad technical and political aspects of the transportation industry.
• Discounted publication rates and one free publication
-Associate Members are also entitled to a free copy (hard copy or electronic version) of all AASHTO publications within a calendar year. AASHTO members also receive publications discounts on any extra prublications they would like to order beyond their free copy.
• Discounted meeting fees
-AASHTO associate members can attend all of AASHTO’s meetings at reduced registration fees, which provides access to the network of state transportation officials that constitute AASHTO’s membership.
• Access to training
-AASHTO provides our members with smart solutions in transportation. As an AASHTO member you are invited to utilize our critical information, training, and data. AASHTO offers direct technical assistance to the States with unchallenged expertise.

How do I join an AASHTO committee?

After you are accepted as an associate member with AASHTO you may petition to join the committee of your choice. The Chair of the receiving AASHTO committee shall have the final authority to approve all applicants based on the number of Associates member spaces available. Associate members will not receive a vote, but will be able to attend all committee meetings to share their thoughts and concerns on various transportation issues.


The Associate Members Committee (AMC) will provide a connection between the state departments of transportation and local governments, regional organizations, federal agencies and foreign governments. The AMC will provide information to the Board of Directors; it shall coordinate issues of concern to the Associate members and bring them to the Board of Directors for discussion. The AMC shall assign to the AASHTO Standing and Subcommittees Associate members to serve as non-voting ex officio. Membership on the Associate Members Committee will be one representative from each of the Associate members.  The Committee will elect its own Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary with a staff person assigned from AASHTO to serve as Committee Liaison. 

How Do I join AASHTO?

Download a copy of AASHTO’s Associate Membership application. Please be sure to fill out the form completely and have the proper agency official provide their signature. The application may then be submitted to the Membership Services Department via standard mail or e-mail. You will be notified when the application has been received and, after AASHTO’s Board of Directors have reviewed the application, whether your agency has been accepted as an Associate Member.

For a full list of associate members please click here. If you have further questions on membership please take a look at AASHTO’s Governing Documents.

If you believe you fit the criteria for associate membership please fill out an Associate Membership Application for associate membership. The fee for membership is $2,500 per year. If you have any further questions please direct them to Brian Watson, membership coordinator, AASHTO at Bwatson@aashto.org, or by phone at 202-624-5814.

Associate Membership Application

Associate Members

If you have any questions about becoming an Associate Member or joining an AASHTO committee please feel free to contact Brian Watson at bwatson@aashto.org.