Task Force 13 develops, recommends, and promotes standards and specifications for bridge and roadside hardware used by highway and transportation agencies on the nation’s roadways.  Task Force 13 is an association of concerned and experienced representatives from industry, academia, and state and federal transportation departments.  Its mission is to develop guide specifications for existing and new materials and technologies identified for use in highway construction projects.  Task Force 13 was previously part of a Joint Committee established in 1972 that unites the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) committee with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).  Task Force 13 (TF13) is now an independent association and maintains a Memorandum of Understanding with AASHTO.

History and Timeline of Task Force 13