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June 17, 2019
Senate EPW Leaders Call for FAST Act Rescission Repeal

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chair John Barrasso (R-WY) and Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) joined the call to repeal the rescission of $7.6 billion in federal highway program funding on July 1, 2020.  ACEC has been working with AASHTO and dozens of other transportation stakeholders to eliminate the rescission in the context of any upcoming spending or budget deal.

June 10, 2019
ACEC's Engineering Influence Podcast Features Bloomberg's Shaun Courtney

In the latest episode of ACEC's Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Strategic Communications Director Jeff Urbanchuk talks with Bloomberg Government's Shaun Courtney about the possibility of passing a big infrastructure bill, the liklihood of just reauthorizing the FAST Act, the House-Senate partisan divide, disaster relief, and whether earmarks could return in transportation funding.

June 7, 2019
Disaster Relief Package Provides Billions for Infrastructure

On June 6, President Trump signed into law a $19.1 billion disaster-relief package, more than half of which will fund infrastructure and related work in regions hit by hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters.

May 28, 2019
ACEC, Transportation Allies Call for Repeal of $7.6 Billion FAST Act Rescission

ACEC and 30 coalition partners sent a letter last week to Congressional leaders urging them to repeal the $7.6 billion rescission in Federal-aid highway contract authority scheduled to take place in July 2020.  

May 22, 2019
House Appropriations Committee Releases Draft Transportation Spending Bill for Fiscal Year 2020 - Copy

The proposed funding bill from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development would increase investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

May 13, 2019
ACEC Podcast: ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr Advocates for Infrastructure Investment in Two Radio Interviews

Hear what ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr has to say about the need for infrastructure investment and the outlook for an infrastructure bill in 2019 as she participated in interviews last week on WCCI-FM with Brian Rausch in Savanna, Ill. and WCSR-AM with Russ Martin in Hillsdale, Mich. 

May 1, 2019
ACEC’s Darr Stresses Urgent Need for Infrastructure Investment in New Podcast

ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr called for immediate solutions to fix and sustainably grow the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and modernize the nation’s infrastructure in a podcast from the Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition.

April 11, 2019
Congressional Panel Members Support Boosting Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Allocations

Bipartisan members of a House subcommittee expressed support this week for fully allocating the $10 billion balance in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF).

April 2, 2019
FEMA to Invest $400 to $600 Million Annually in Disaster Mitigation

States prone to hurricanes, floods, and other disasters will have access to between $400 and $600 million in grants annually through an expanded FEMA disaster mitigation program created by Congress last year. The funds will be available beginning in 2020.

March 20, 2019
Report Finds that $232 Billion in Needed Public Transit Investment Would Yield $928 Billion in Economic Activity

A report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has identified at least $232 billion in critical public transportation investments. APTA estimates that making that investment over ten years would result in $928 billion in economic activity over a 20-year period.

Member Firm News
June 14, 2019

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of Thornton Tomasetti, a global leader in the design and optimization  of structures and systems, announces investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focusing on large-scale 3D-printing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. 

https://www.ttwiin.com/ne


June 4, 2019

Black & Veatch's New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure system. Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. 

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


May 28, 2019

Woolpert Chief Scientist Qassim Abdullah was invited to help evaluate whether unmanned aircraft systems can accurately and efficiently measure stream stage, velocity, bathymetry and discharge.

https://woolpert.com/reso


Market Indicators
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ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.2 (1Q, 2019)
58.5 (4Q, 2018)

Engineering Employment
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1,516,200 (May)
1,512,600 (Apr)

Construction Spending
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$1,298,500,000 (Apr)
$1,299,200,000 (Mar)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.42 (June 7)
37.35 (May 31)

Dodge Momentum Index
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144.3 (Apr)
145.1 (Mar)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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312 Deals year-over-year (Jun)
294 Deals year-over-year (May)

AIA Billings Index
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50.5 (Apr)
47.8 (Mar)

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