Senate Passes FAA Reauthorization with Expanded QBS; President Expected to Sign Bill into Law
The Senate approved a final, five-year Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill on Wednesday that includes an ACEC-backed amendment to expand the use of Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) on federally funded airport projects.The House approved the bill last week and it now goes to the president for his signature. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Chair Kothari Participates in NAFTA Update; Supports Opening of International Markets for Engineering Services
ACEC Chair Manish Kothari of Sheladia Associates recently served on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services (ITAC-10), which reviewed the draft update to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and commented on its impact. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Supports Proposed Passthrough Tax Deduction Rule
With input from Member Firms, ACEC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Treasury supporting the proposed rule to implement the new passthrough tax deduction. Click Here for entire story.
USDA Provides $392 Million for Rural Water and Wastewater Projects
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide $392 million through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program to fund 120 rural water and wastewater infrastructure projects in 42 states. Click Here for entire story.