Engineering Excellence Awards - ACEC/MD Don’t miss our 2020 Engineering Excellence Award banquet on February 20. Take a moment to view the past winners here: http://acecmd.wpengine.com/awards/engineering-excellence-awards/ #EngineeringExcellenceAwards
New Technology Could be Key in Helping Americans with Disabilities Get from Point A to... The US Dept of Transportation is committing $50 million to improve access and mobility for all Americans with a disability. The new initiative seeks to expand access to #transportation for people with disabilities by focusing on innovation in #technology. https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/2020/january/transportation-dept-sees-technology-as-key-to-helping-mobility-of-americans-with-disabilities-nbsp
Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Workshop and Project Information Session Are you a small business that needs assistance applying for the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program or would like to learn more about upcoming SBE-designated contracts? If so, don't miss MDOT's SBE Application Assistance Workshop on January 21 from 9 ...
EPA Chesapeake Bay Program director says 2025 pollution targets are not ‘enforceable’ The Chesapeake Bay Commission met with the head of the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program last week to discuss local governments' role in a clean-up effort coordinated across a 64,000 square-mile watershed. https://www.capitalgazette.com/environment/ac-cn-bay-comission-0104-20200103-o5nun6uojbapjecl5dak7p62wa-story.html
Hogan, Franchot Reach Deal To Ease Congestion On I-270, I-495 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s comptroller have reached a deal needed to move forward with a public-private partnership on to ease #traffic congestion around the nation’s capital. https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020/01/03/hogan-franchot-reach-deal-to-ease-congestion-on-i-270-i-495/ #P3
Check out ACEC/MD’s November/December #newsletter to learn more about our 2020 legislative agenda, the increase in federal funding for the Chesapeake Bay, and more. https://www.acecmd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019-November-December-Newslink.pdf
Some Md. construction projects more costly due to labor shortage Some construction projects in Maryland are costing tens of millions of dollars more than original estimates, in large measure because of a lack of skilled trades in the region. https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/12/16/some-md-construction-projects-more-costly-due-to-labor-shortage/?utm_term=Some%20Md.%20construction%20projects%20more%20costly%20due%20to%20labor%20shortage&utm_campaign=MDE%20alleges%20closed%20paper%20mill%20pollutes%20Potomac%20&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email
Federal review of Baltimore-Washington high-speed maglev project ‘paused’ The Federal Railroad Administration has temporarily halted its analysis of the proposed high-speed #maglev train system in the Washington region to give those behind the project more time to provide details about its design and engineering. https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2019/12/17/federal-review-baltimore-washington-high-speed-maglev-project-paused/
Engineering Influence Welcomes the Hosts of the Close of Business Podcast from Black & Veatch A new episode of Engineering Influence is ready for download! In this episode, ACEC sits down with the hosts of "Close of Business," a #podcast by three young #engineers at Black & Veatch who want to get the word out ...
Requirements for 3D Models Increasing in Road and Bridge Bid Documents Federal and state #transportation officials are working to transition from 2D paper plans to #3D digital models as bid deliverables and binding reference documents for road and bridge projects. https://www.enr.com/articles/48308-requirements-for-3d-models-increasing-in-road-and-bridge-bid-documents
Md. bill aims to reshape public-private partnership process | WTOP State Del. Jared Solomon, a Democrat representing Montgomery County, is proposing legislation that would change the process for approving public-private partnerships. #P3 https://wtop.com/maryland/2019/12/maryland-bill-aims-to-reshape-public-private-partnership-process/
Private Industry Brief - Q3 Economic Review Check out ACEC’s #podcast episode: A Q3 Economic Report for the A/E Industry with ACEC's Erin McLaughlin. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-63frw-ca5855?utm_campaign=u_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=u_share
Timeline Photos Thank you to everyone who attended December’s general membership meeting. Maryland’s Chief Procurement Officer, Bob Gleason, described his new role as well as the responsibilities of the newly created Office of State Procurement. The office will have oversight responsibilities over ...
Timeline Photos Do you know a young professional that is contributing to the engineering profession and impacting society? Nominate them for ACEC/MD's Young Professional Engineer Award! Deadline: January 8. Details: http://ow.ly/jxoU50xGIXU #youngprofessional #EngineeringExcellenceAwards
Timeline Photos Do you know someone who is making a significant contribution to the community by volunteering their time and expertise? Nominate them for ACEC/MD's Community Service Award. Deadline: January 8. Details: https://acecmd.wpengine.com/awards/community-service-award/ #communityservice #EngineeringExcellenceAwards
Marylanders now have another way to navigate #traffic incidents and congestion thanks to a new partnership between MDOT SHA and Waze. Under this partnership with Waze’s Connected Citizens Program, MDOT SHA can now share road closure incidents immediately. https://www.roads.maryland.gov/Pages/release.aspx?newsId=3524 707 North Calvert Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601 Main Business Line – 410-545-0300 Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
U.S. transportation infrastructure growth to mirror slower GDP in 2020, says Fitch Ratings U.S. #transportation infrastructure growth will continue moving more or less in step with levelling off GDP next year, according to Fitch Ratings' 2020 outlook report. Volume growth remains favorable for U.S. airports, ports, and toll roads. https://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/u.s._transportation_infrastructure_growth_to_mirror_slower_gdp_in_2020_says
The 2020 Economic Forecast for the Engineering Industry What does the future hold for the #engineering industry in 2020? Engineering Influence asks Richard Branch, Chief Economist for Dodge Data & Analytics. Listen to the interview: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-btky2-c8670c?utm_campaign=u_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=u_share
Baltimore's annual cost to commute - Baltimore Business Journal Did you know the annual cost to commute in Baltimore is higher than in most major U.S. cities? https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2019/11/25/the-annual-cost-to-commute-in-baltimore-is-higher.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
Md. to get $2.8M to revitalize bus infrastructure The Federal Transit Administration will award Maryland $2.8 million as part of $423 million in transit infrastructure grants nationwide to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders. https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/11/25/md-to-get-2-8m-to-revitalize-bus-infrastructure/
Maryland rethinks toll lane promises, could accelerate construction | WTOP Maryland’s Board of Public Works could go back next week on toll lane promises made to appease Montgomery and Prince George’s counties earlier this year. https://wtop.com/dc-transit/2019/11/maryland-rethinks-toll-lane-promises-could-accelerate-construction/
Maryland roads score high on quality and spending Maryland nearly made Consumer Affairs' Top 10 States with the Best Roads list. Maryland ranked 38, in a reverse scoring chart where No.1 is worst and No. 50 is best. Maryland scored better than any of its neighbors, while also ...