A Message from the President
Welcome to the Mid-Allegheny Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Website!
ASHE is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization incorporated into Pennsylvania in 1958. Our mission is "To provide a forum for members and partners of the highway
industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable highway system through education, innovation and fellowship."
Our members and industry professionals are experiencing lifestyles that are busier than ever and our daily schedules are full of professional and family obligations. In an ever growing “Social” society, we often find ourselves too busy to be “Social” except via electronic media. Our industry has a depth and breadth of skill sets and experience encompassing planning, design, construction and inspection of transportation infrastructure and we need to have these folks connect. I feel it is incumbent on the professional societies to encourage interaction and face-to-face networking within our industry between owners, contractors and consultants. The Mid-Allegheny Section of ASHE has identified this trend and as such a primary goal of our section has been to recognize the need for networking and fellowship.
The Mid-Allegheny Section is committed to the goals and initiatives of ASHE and the development of our local industry. Our section is committed to:
- Sharing information related to industry techniques and methods.
- Supporting our local students via sponsoring annual scholarships.
- Encouraging those involved or interested in our industry to join us as a section member.
- Encouraging fellowship and networking opportunities.
Our current membership is active in our meetings and events representing over 120 people within the industry. Come on out and join us!
Bring a new member of our industry with you and let’s get face-to-face for a dinner meeting, golf outing, sporting clay shoot or one of our summer tour events!
Membership information is available through our website's Membership Application page. If you'd like to become a section sponsor and join our Mid-Allegheny Club,
sponsorship information is available through our website's Section Sponsors page.
William Ferko, P.E.
William Ferko, P.E.
Have Dinner with Us
Our section warmly welcomes anyone who is interested in the transportation industry to join us at our dinner meetings, which are held in the months of September, November, January, March, and May. Our meetings feature a speaker on a special topic relevant to the transportation industry. We welcome you to join us! More information on our next dinner meeting in November will be coming soon.
Our next dinner meeting will be held on Wednesday May 17, 2023 at the the Indiana Country Club, in Indiana, PA. Additional information can be found here.
- The District 10-0 Update presentation from the September 14, 2022 dinner meeting can be viewed here.
- The Bridge Preservation presentation from GPI at the November 2, 2022 dinner meeting can be viewed here.
- 23 Annual ASHE Mid-Allegheny Golf Outing Friday June 2, 2023. Registration information can be found here.
- ASHE National Conference June 7-11, 2023 in Atlanta, GA
Additional information for the ASHE National Conference can be found at https://ashe.pro/national-conference/
- Save the Date - ASHE Mid-Allegheny Summer Clay Shoot Friday July 28, 2023. More information will be coming soon.
- March 2020 - Newsletter
- December 2021 - Newsletter
- February 2022 - Newsletter
- October 2022 - Newsletter
- December 2022 - Newsletter
Interested in joining the ASHE Mid-Allegheny Section?
New members will receive a voucher for a free dinner at the first meeting they attend.
If you are currently a member of ASHE and would like to update your information, please click here and go to the membership link on ASHE's website.
William Ferko, P.E.SAI Consulting Engineers
Sean Hart, P.E.Michael Baker International, Inc.
2nd Vice President
Gary Madey, P.E.Michael Baker International, Inc.
Robert Pitassi, P.E.TranSystems
Matt Hetrick, P.E.PennDOT District 1-0
Brian Krul, P.E., P.T.O.E.TranSystems
Matt Cochran, P.E.Lochner, Inc.
Timothy Panzigrau, P.E.PennDOT District 10-0
Doug Zubal, P.E.PennDOT District 10-0
Robert Schmidt, P.E.SAI Consulting Engineers
Bryce Miller, P.E.WSP USA Inc.
John McCombie, P.E.Widmer Engineering, Inc.
Jennifer Sheesley, P.E.Sheesley and Associates, LLC
Roger Eaton, P.E.HDR Engineering, Inc.
Steven Wells, P.E.HDR Engineering, Inc.
Terry Kerr, P.E.PennDOT District 10-0—Retired
Joel Borrelli, P.E.Michael Baker International, Inc.
Bradley DiCola, P.E., P.T.O.E.GPI, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Bradley DiCola, P.E., P.T.O.E.GPI, Inc.
Attendance Certification Recorder
Tim Panzigrau, P.E.PennDOT District 10-0
Bryce Miller, P.E. /
John McCombie, P.E.
Sporting Clays Chairs
Robert Schmidt, P.E. /
Sean Hart, P.E.
If you or your company would like to become a Mid-Allegheny Club member, please download and complete the following form:
2022-2023 Mid Allegheny Club Form (pdf)
Scholarship / Awards Applications
Fall 2023 ASHE Mid-Allegheny Scholarships
The application for the Engineering Bachelor Degree scholarship can be found here.
The application for the Engineering Associate Degree scholarship can be found here.
Fall 2023 semester must be postmarked by March 1, 2023.
2022 ASHE Mid-Allegheny Outstanding Highway Engineering Awards
Applications for the Mid-Allegheny Section 2022 Outstanding Highway Engineering Awards are due February 28, 2023 and can be downloaded here.
If you'd like to become involved in one or more of the various ASHE Mid-Allegheny Section Committees or have an idea toward improving an area within the Section, please contact the Mid Allegheny Section at email@example.com, or the following Section Officers:
Communications/Social Media/Scanner Articles
Project of the Year
- ASHE National Site
- ASHE National Transportation Links
- ASHE Scanner
- ASHE Inside Lane
- Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC)
- PennDOT District 10-0
- PennDOT District 10-0 Innovation Committee
Please click here for more information on the PennDOT District 10-0 Innovation Committee