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The AASHTO Cooperative Computer Software Development Program, also referred to as the AASHTO Joint Development Program, is administered under the provisions of Administrative Resolution AR-2-86 as adopted and modified from time to time by the AASHTO Board of Directors. Under this program, each AASHTOWare product and development project is guided by a task force. These task forces, together with other advisory task forces, are directed by the Special Committee on AASHTOWare (SCOA). This Catalog describes the AASHTOWare products and projects to be offered in the fiscal year and establishes the license and/or participation fees. The AASHTO Executive Committee approves the annual program budget, while the Board of Directors retains responsibility for approving the policies governing the Software Development program. This committee structure is illustrated below.

AASHTOWare Organizational Chart

Cooperative Computer Software Development Organization.


The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association that represents the member highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It is the only association that represents all five transportation modes – air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its purpose is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.

Membership to AASHTO is on an agency basis. The U.S. Department of Transportation is an ex-officio member. A number of transportation agencies in other countries belong to the Association as affiliate members. Several sub-state transportation agencies in the U.S. and several federal agencies are associate members. Membership is not extended to individuals or private sector entities.

Note: To obtain the listing of all AASHTO Members, please visit

Important Administrative Policies and Procedures

When AASHTO issues a license for one or more of its computer software products, it is done on an organization or agency wide basis, and not to individuals. The following is intended to clarify and define what is included and meant by the use of the terms “organization or agency. “An “organization” or “agency” may be:

An AASHTO member department, or associate member agency;

An Agency, Department or equivalent governmental organization that is an officially constituted or a designated unit of a sovereign Country’s national government and with whom the U.S. Government does not prohibit issuing such licenses;

An Agency, Department or equivalent governmental organization of a State, Province or similarly constituted unit of a sovereign Country and with whom the U.S. Government does not prohibit issuing such licenses;

An Agency, Department or equivalent governmental organization of a county or similarly constituted unit of a State;

A city;

An educational institution; and

A private sector firm, company or corporation.

AASHTO licenses computer software products to organizations or agencies under the terms and conditions of a Master License Agreement and a Supplemental License Agreement. AASHTO agreements include limitations on the use of the AASHTO software products, protections of AASHTO proprietary rights, limitations on warranties and other terms and conditions relevant to the use of the AASHTO software products by the licensee. In such instances where a licensee employs a contractor to perform certain work for the licensee using the AASHTO software products, the contractor must acknowledge the rights, limitations, terms and conditions set forth in the AASHTO Agreements and agree to be bound by the same. Contractor acknowledgement must be accomplished via the execution of the Contractor Agreement (Appendix A to the Master and Supplemental Agreements).

Provisions for Sunsetting an AASHTOWare Product

The administrative procedures and practice for sunsetting or discontinuing AASHTO support for outdated options, versions, releases and even entire products have been established. You will note that sunsetting has been and is being announced or confirmed for some aspect of a current AASHTOWare product(s). You should carefully read the sections of this document that describe specific products and refer to sunsetting activities.

No Cost AASHTOWare Product Evaluation

AASHTO member agencies may request to install and evaluate most AASHTOWare products for a period of 120 calendar days without licensing fees. AASHTO member agencies may request to evaluate the AASHTOWare Project software for a period of 180-days at no cost. The SYNC Service for AASHTOWare Project is available for a no cost 90-day license.

The software provided is not a demonstration copy but the actual executable full-function current software release of the product. Execution of an Evaluation License Agreement is required. This no cost option is limited to one evaluation period per agency per product prior to licensing.

This licensing option is also available to non-member entities for limited periods with certain restrictions. Additionally, AASHTO will evaluate requests from international entities on a case-by-case basis, depending on the software desired and the level of technical support required. Contact the AASHTO staff representative listed for the respective products for more information.