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  • Trump Budget Could Jeopardize Metro Atlanta Transit Expansion
    AJC, April 18, 2017
    Transit supporters say the New Starts money will be vital to their completion. "It would be really devastating (to lose the money)," said Michael Sullivan, president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia. "The federal government has been a partner in the development of transit for generations." Read more

     

    Pond Wins Engineering Employer of the Year, Top Project Awards
    Gwinnett Daily Post, March 11, 2017
    A Peachtree Corners-based architectural, engineering and construction firm has been named the top employer in Georgia by a statewide professional engineers group. The Georgia Society of Professional Engineers named Pond and Company as its Engineering Employer of the Year during the recent Georgia Engineering Awards ceremony. The event turned out to be a good one for Pond, which also received two awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia for having top projects. Read more

     

    Celebrating Engineering Excellence
    Georgia Trend, March 10, 2017
    The Academy Awards had serious competition recently from the inaugural Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards - and there were no winner mix-ups. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) and the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE) hosted the celebration of our state's exceptional engineers, engineering projects and industry achievements. Read more

     

    Inaugural Georgia Engineering Awards Held to Celebrate Industry Leaders and Projects
    MDJ, February 28, 2017
    The inaugural Georgia Engineering Awards, celebrating the state's exceptional engineers, engineering projects and industry achievements, was held on Feb. 25 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in the Cumberland area. More than 400 engineering, business and elected/appointed leaders attended the event, which marked the culmination of the state's participation in National Engineers Week. Read more

     

    Peachtree Corners Earns National Recognition for Geospatial Project
    AJC, February 27, 2017
    Peachtree Corners has earned a 'National Recognition Award' in the American Council of Engineering Companies 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The recognition follows just behind the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia's 'Georgia Engineering Excellence Award' given to Peachtree Corner's public works department for its Geospatial Asset Inventory Project. Read more

     

    Georgia Roads Could Benefit from Trump Infrastructure Plan
    AJC, January 13, 2017
    Michael Sullivan, President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, said private companies want to invest in projects that produce a revenue stream - like new toll roads. Most Georgia transportation projects wouldn't qualify, he said. Read more

     

    Firm Wins Award for RH Wastewater Plant
    Bryan County News, December 20, 2016
    Hussey Gay Bell has been selected as the winner for the 2017 ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards in the "Waste and Storm Water" category for their design of the City of Richmond Hill's new Sterling Creek Water Reclamation Facility project. Read more

     

    Gwinnett-Based Architecture Firm Awarded for Town Square Design
    Gwinnett Daily Post, December 17, 2016
    Pond of Peachtree Corners was recognized at the annual Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality Preconstruction Design Awards during the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia Summit on Nov. 30. GPTQ and the Georgia Department of Transportation selected the firm for the design award. Read more

     

    Peachtree Corners' Public Works Department to be Honored for Engineering Project
    Gwinnett Daily Post, December 16, 2016
    The City of Peachtree Corners' public works department - in partnership with the global engineering company CH2M - will receive state recognition this winter for its work on a geospatial project. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia will present the Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards for Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services to the city and CH2M for their Geospatial Asset Inventory Program. The awards ceremony will take place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Feb. 25. Read more

     

    ICE Takes Home Top Prize in Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality Awards
    Equipment World Magazine, December 5, 2016
    The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) have announced the winners of the annual Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) Preconstruction Design Awards. Read more

     

    Winners of Annual Transportation Awards Announced
    Coosa Valley News.com, December 1, 2016
    The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced the winners of the annual Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) Preconstruction Design Awards during the 2016 Georgia Transportation Summit held yesterday. Read more

     

    3 Cobb DOT Projects Earn State Awards
    The Marietta Daily Journal, November 30, 2016
    The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the award winners during the 2016 Georgia Transportation Summit held earlier that day. Read more

     

    News on Georgia's Roads Both Good and Bad, DOT Commissioner Says
    Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens, November 30, 2016
    Commissioner Russell McMurry's remarks came at the Georgia Transportation Summit, sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, GDOT, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Transportation Alliance. McMurry told nearly 1,000 people gathered at The Classic Center in downtown Athens for the one-day event... Read more

     

    Georgia Roads Chief: Rise in Funding Helping to Improve Conditions
    Gainesville Times, November 30, 2016
    McMurry was speaking at the 2016 Georgia Transportation Summit, a gathering of nearly 1,000 transportation officials in the public and private sectors. Read more

     

    Transportation Summit Today at Classic Center
    Fox News Radio, November 30, 2016
    The Georgia Transportation Summit begins today in Athens: the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, and the Georgia Transportation Alliance are sponsoring the forum that begins this morning at the Classic Center. Read more

     

    Athens to Host Extensive State Public Policy Discussions This Week
    Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens, November 29, 2016
    Starting Wednesday and picking up again on Sunday, Athens will be at the center of public policy discussions in Georgia. The Georgia Transportation Summit, sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) and the Georgia Transportation Alliance, a public policy organization led by various transportation and business professionals, is expected to bring more than 900 business, civic and political leaders to Athens for a full day of discussion on the current state of the state's transportation systems and upcoming transportation projects. Read more

     

    Broad Avenue Memorial Bridge Receives Awards
    Albany Herald, February 18, 2016
    The firm that designed the Broad Avenue Memorial Bridge, Heath and Lineback Engineering of Atlanta, received a People's Choice Award for the design of the bridge at last week's American Council of Engineering Companies' 2016 Excellence Awards ceremony... The Albany bridge also received overall honorable mention at the ceremony. Read more

     

    Companies with Gwinnett Ties Pick Up Engineering Awards from Statewide Group
    Gwinnett Daily Post, February 15, 2016
    A trio of companies with offices in the Norcross and Peachtree Corners area, including one that is headquartered in Gwinnett, were recognized for their work in engineering by a statewide group of engineering companies over the weekend... The winning projects were picked based off of their uniqueness, complexity, fulfillment of their client's needs, innovation in applications, public perception and consideration of social, economic and sustainability factors, according to ACEC Georgia. Read more

     

    Dr. Roger Tutterow Offers 2016 Economic Predictions
    Peach Pundit, December 16, 2015
    When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates today for the first time in nine years, don't panic. That's the word from Dr. Roger Tutterow, economist and professor at Kennesaw State University. While TV talking heads may be fretting about the Fed tightening monetary policy, a 25 basis point increase in the Federal Funds rate means, "we are going from an insanely accommodative monetary policy to a very accommodative monetary policy," that will likely leave the Fed Funds rate at 1.5% or lower. This translates to a 4.5% Prime Rate, which shouldn't discourage borrowing. Tutterow made his statement as part of a talk on the economic outlook for 2016 given to members of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia on Tuesday. Read more

    Talking Transportation in Georgia
    Latest Trends: A Georgia Trend Blog, December 7, 2015
    Transportation people are gearing up for a busy 2016, as evidenced by more than 700 professionals who attended the Transportation Summit at the Georgia World Congress Center in November. The event was sponsored by the Georgia Transportation Alliance, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)... At another gathering in September, ACEC convened three state leaders to talk P3 at the Georgia International Conference Center. Read more

    Marietta Company Takes Top Honors at GPTQ Awards
    The Marietta Daily Journal, November 16, 2015
    ACEC Georgia and the Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Nov. 10 that Marietta-based Heath & Lineback Engineers Inc. took top honors as the Grand Award winner for the annaul Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality Preconstruction Design Awards during the 2015 Georgia Transportation Summit. Read more 

    Debating a Possible Northward Expansion of MARTA
    Peach Pundit, November 16, 2015
    The proposal, which would extend MARTA heavy rail northward along Georgia 400 to Windward Parkway, would build a light rail line along the "Clifton Corridor" serving Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control, and improve transit service along I-20 in south DeKalb County, drew some attention at a day long transportation summit last week at the World Congress Center. Read more 

    Region on the Move
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 14, 2015
    The 2015 Georgia Transportation Summit convened last Tuesday in a quiet far end of the Georgia World Congress Center. The summit's hosts comprised a true public-private partnership. On the list were the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Transportation Alliance and Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Read more

    Roads, Transit and Technology on Display at the Georgia Transportation Summit
    Peach Pundit, November 11, 2015
    On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Georgia Chamber, the Georgia Transportation Alliance and the Georgia chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies sponsored the annual Georgia Transportation Summit. Approximately 730 people attended. The event brought together transportation engineers and Georgia DOT leaders to look at short and long term ideas and best practices for all modes of transportation, including roads, transit, rail and more. Here's what happened, as told in tweets. Read more

    Local Control Benefits Touted at Transportation Summit
    Gwinnett Daily Post, November 10, 2015
    U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall and Gwinnett County leaders touted the benefits of local control over transportation projects during the 2015 Georgia Transportation Summit on Tuesday. Read more

    Legislators Pondering a MARTA Expansion Referendum
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 11, 2015
    At Tuesday's Georgia Transportation Summit hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Michael Sullivan was sounding a similiar note. Sullivan is chairman of the Georgia Transportation Alliance, a policy arm of the chamber that has advocated for increased transportation spending. The alliance was a key supporter of a sweeping, $1 billion-per-year transportation funding bill that passed earlier this year and took effect July 1. Read more

    Georgia's New P3 Law Expands Opportunities for Investors, Developers
    P3 Digest, September 10, 2015
    ACEC Georgia President & CEO, Michael "Sully" Sullivan comments on the new Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act and how the September 24th Summit is an opportunity to learn about the new law "as another tool in the toolbox for providing all kinds of public infrastrucutre in a new way." Read more

    Georgia's Transportation Problem Has a Clear Solution
    Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 28, 2015
    Guest post written by ACEC Georgia President & CEO, Michael "Sully" Sullivan addressing the need and solution for creating new, sustainable funding for transportation infrastructure in Georgia.

    Georgia's Transportation Problem Has a Clear Solution
    PeachPundit.com, March 26, 2015
    Guest post written by ACEC Georgia President & CEO, Michael "Sully" Sullivan addressing the need and solution for creating new, sustainable funding for transportation infrastructure in Georgia.

    Winder Receives State Engineering Award for its Streetscape Project
    Barrow County News, March 11, 2015
    The City of Winder's North Broad Street Streetscape and Maintenance Project was recently selected for one of five state awards for engineering excellence given by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia. Read more

    Poll Shows Support for Higher Gas Taxes to Pay for Better Roads
    Atlanta Business Chronicle, February 20, 2015
    "This survey clearly tells us that Georgians understand the strong connection between a viable transportation system and a robust economy," said Michael Sullivan, chairman of the Georgia Transportation Alliance and president and CEO of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia. Read more

    Poll Shows Support for Gas Tax for Georgia Transportation
    The Atlanta Journal Constituion, February 16, 2015
    A majority of Georgia voters would support paying higher gas taxes to fund transportation improvements, a new poll released Monday shows. Read more

    The Ocilla Agriculturalist Piloting a $1 Billion Transportation Bill
    The Atlanta Journal Constituion, February 14, 2015
    ...A day earlier, at that Thursday hearing, Michael Sullivan, chairman of the Georgia Transportation Alliance, told members of Roberts' committee that H.B. 170 may in fact be a tax increase - but a necessary one, given decades of neglecting the state's infrastructure needs... Read more 

    Business Groups Heap Praise on Transportation Funding Bill
    Atlanta Business Chronicle, February 12, 2015
    "Even the harshest critics of this bill will agree this is a problem Georgia has, and it's time to do something about it," Michael Sullivan, chairman of the Georgia Transportation Alliance, an organization of road builders, freight rail carriers and other transportation-related businesses affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, told members of the House Transportation Committee. Read more 

    A Penny Saved
    Georgia Trend, January 2015
    Two years ago, the hotly contested statewide T-SPLOST failed in all but three Georgia regions, but there are much-needed road projects that still need funding. What are we going to do about it? Read more

    College Park Walking Trail Design Earns Award
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution, January 15, 2015
    The Phoenix Trail project was selected as a recipient of an honor award for the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards. The selectrion process included projects from all across the state. Of the many projects submitted, five were chosen as finalists and will go on to compete at ACEC National, and 15 were selected to receive honor awards. Read more
     

    Funding Report Calls for New Taxes and Tax Cuts for Transportation
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution, December 30, 2014
    A long-awaited blueprint for meeting Georgia's future transportation needs suggests a mix of tax increases, tax cuts and a historic commitment to the growth of transit, according to an advance copy of the report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Read more

    Soundbyte: Michael Sullivan, ACEC Georgia President & CEO Interview
    WGAU Radio, December 9, 2014

    Georgia Legislators Pursue a Transportation "Plan B"
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 4, 2014
    Following voters' resounding defeat of a regional transportation sales tax in 2012, chastened state lawmakers have been leery of proposing any sweeping solutions to address Georgia's traffic woes. Read more 

    Lawmakers Look to Expand 'P3' Projects
    Atlanta Business Chronicle, January 31, 2014
    "P3 is a great way to deliver public infrastructure in a world of budget cuts and shrinking capital appropriations," Michael Sullivan, president and CEO of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, told a Senate study committee on P3s chaired by Hill. Read more