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Celebrated Washington Post Reporter Robert Costa to Keynote Fall Conference

ACEC News / Fall Conference
September 24, 2019

Celebrated Washington Post Reporter Robert Costa to Keynote Fall Conference

Robert Costa, the noted national political reporter for The Washington Post, will provide his unique perspectives for 2019 ACEC Fall Conference attendees on the nation’s politics today all the way through to the 2020 elections.

The Fall Conference will be held October 13-16 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

Costa, who covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns, also the moderator of Washington Week, an award-winning reporter’s roundtable series on PBS, and is a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. 

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Is U.S. shale facing an 'unmitigated disaster'?

September 19, 2019

Is U.S. shale facing an 'unmitigated disaster'?

The booming shale industry could be headed off a financial cliff, experts say, and environmental groups are asking who will clean up thousands of wells drilled miles beneath the surface if businesses go bust.

The meteoric rise of U.S. shale, driven by hydraulic fracturing, continues at a fast pace. Each year, operators bring in more barrels, pushing the United States further ahead of other nations for production.

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Transportation Spending Bill for Fiscal Year 2020

ACEC News / Infrastructure Funding
September 17, 2019

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Transportation Spending Bill for Fiscal Year 2020

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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Sekou Andrews Set to Wow Fall Conference Attendees

ACEC News / Fall Conference
September 17, 2019

Sekou Andrews Set to Wow Fall Conference Attendees

For over 15 years, Sekou Andrews has been helping the world’s largest organizations deliver relevant information with riveting inspiration through an innovative, unconventional category of speaking called “Poetic Voice.”

Andrews will discuss D.I.Y. innovation at the ACEC Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, as part of the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference.

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USDOT to Provide $871 Million for Emergency Road, Bridge Repairs

Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
September 16, 2019

USDOT to Provide $871 Million for Emergency Road, Bridge Repairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will provide $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds for disaster-stricken bridges and roads in 39 states, territories and tribal governments through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

https://www.bv.com/news/s


September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


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