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November 22, 2019
State Expenditures on Transportation Climb in 2019, Water Spending Drops

Strong tax collections over the past several years have led to record state expenditures, with the total reaching $2.1 trillion in Fiscal Year 2019, up from $2.0 trillion in FY2018, according to the annual report from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

November 19, 2019
ACEC Secures Repeal of $7.6 Billion Rescission of Federal Highway Funding

Due to the advocacy of ACEC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AASHTO and other stakeholders, a repeal of the $7.6 billion rescission in FAST Act highway contract authority has been included in the latest short-term stopgap funding bill. 

November 14, 2019
ACEC, Coalition Urge Congress to Repeal $7.6 Billion Rescission

ACEC and a coalition of transportation stakeholders have sent a letter urging Congressional leaders to repeal by the end of 2019 the impending $7.6 billion rescission of highway contract authority scheduled for July 1, 2020.

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.

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).

July 30, 2019
ACEC Statement: America’s Engineers Applaud Approval of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act
July 29, 2019
Senate EPW Committee Releases Five-Year $287 Billion Surface Transportation Bill

The America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (ATIA), released by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee today, authorizes $287 billion in surface transportation investments over five years. The proposed bill would increase current funding by 27 percent.

July 11, 2019
Senate EPW Committee Plans to Release Five-Year Highway Bill Before August Recess

Leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have announced they will unveil a new five-year survface transportation bill before Congress takes its August recess.

June 28, 2019
ACEC Congratulates Illinois for Acting on Infrastructure

Earlier today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the most significant investment in infrastructure the state has seen in 30 years. Illinois makes 31 states that have raised revenues in recent years to boost spending on transportation projects and other infrastructure needs. 

June 27, 2019
House Approves Funding Bill for Transportation, Water, Military Construction

The House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday to fund U.S. Department of Transportation and the departments of Commerce, Interior, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development, as well as environmental programs.

Member Firm News
December 13, 2019

UK railways could soon follow in the footsteps of other global transit systems by deploying a new generation of hydrogen-powered trains. Consultancy Arup has been engaged by the RSSB to produce a report charting the course for bringing hyrdrail to Great Britain’s mainline.

https://www.consultancy.u


December 9, 2019

Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, has been selected by the Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) to design energy efficiency improvements at its Clearwater Road Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF).

https://brownandcaldwell.


December 6, 2019

Stantec’s Water System Improvement Project for the City of Burton, Michigan has been awarded the honor of Recognized Project by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) AQUARIUS Recognition Program. The program honors outstanding achievements in innovation, sustainability, and public-health protection for projects funded by the EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

https://www.stantec.com/e


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1,530,600 (November)
1,522,200 (October)

Construction Spending
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$1,291,100,000 (October)
$1,301,800,000 (September)

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41.33 (December 9)
42.75 (November 25)

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155.3 (November)
150.9 (October)

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300 Deals--Up 1 percent year-over-year

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52.0 (October)
49.7 (September)

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