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F R O M ACEC I T O YOU ENGINEERING NC. THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN COUN- CIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES Public/Private Partnerships CHAIRMAN Edward Mulcahy Needed to Ease Infrastructure PRESIDENT David A. Raymond Funding Pain VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS Mar y Ann Emely DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS and MEDIA Alan D. Crockett Despite the recent reauthorization of TEA-21 and other current water, energy and facilities legislation, the demand for new infrastructure continues to outpace STAFF EDITOR Andrea Keeney the revenues allocated at the federal, state and local levels. As a result, policymak- ers are increasingly turning to innovative private solutions to deal with the infra- 202 682-4347 structure deficit. ACEC EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Public/private partnerships are nothing new. Many ACEC member firms have Edward Mulcahy, TranSystems Corporation, Kansas City, Mo.; grown beyond a traditional design role to collaborate with government agencies on Gar y Link , HNTB, Kansas City, Mo.; Judith Nitsch, a wide range of services, including con- Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc., Boston; structing, operating and maintaining facil- David A. Raymond, ACEC, Washington, D.C. ities. Some even develop financial arrange- ACEC STAFF EDITORIAL TEAM ments that have traditionally been the Ed Bajer, Jeff Beard, Ann Brandstadter, Steve Hall, responsibility of owners. Charles C. Kim, Deirdre McKenna And public owners, faced with difficult THE MAGAZINE GROUP decisions regarding the need to both man- MANAGING EDITOR age complex projects and raise revenues, Richard Brunelli are finding the public/private path increas- ART DIRECTOR ingly attractive. Jeff Kibler As this trend continues, ACEC finds PROJECT MANAGER itself with multiple goals in the public pol- Mar y Mieszczanski icy arena. We are committed to preserving and expanding our industry's role in deliv- ADVERTISING SALES ering infrastructure to the public, includ- Patrick Brookover ing using non-traditional delivery systems Director and public/private financing mechanisms. At the same time, we continue to argue ACEC that government at all levels cannot abandon its obligation to fund needed 1015 15th Street NW, 8th Floor infrastructure. Washington, DC 20005-2605 202-347-7474 For example, the Council's advocacy of a new highway bill to expand investment well beyond levels authorized in TEA-21, as well as our advocacy of a Water-21 program to boost investment in water and wastewater infrastructure, underscores Engineering Inc., Volume 16, Number 5 ISSN 1539-2694 , is published bi-monthly ACEC's commitment to public funding. But the Council also is working with lead- by the American Council of Engineering Companies ACEC , 1015 15th Street NW, ers in the House and Senate to find additional ways of financing infrastructure 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005-2605. Periodicals postage paid at Washington, beyond existing revenue streams. D.C., and at additional mailing offices. Annual subscriptions are $24 for members The TEA-21 reauthorization bill includes a new Private Activity Bond pro- included in dues ; $45 for U.S. non-members; $65 for institutional subscriptions. Back issues are $15. gram, authored by Senator Jim Talent R-Mo. , who was the focus of the cover feature in the July/August issue of Engineering Inc. The senator's plan provides POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Engineering Inc., c/o ACEC, for $15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to be issued for highway projects and rail- 1015 15th Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005-2605. truck transfer facilities.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - September/October 2005

From ACEC to You
News & Notes
Market Watch
Legislative Action
Cover Story: Interview with U.S. Energy Secretary
Project Managers: Bringing it All Together
Protecting Against Infratructure Terrorism
The Other Side of Progress
Business Insights
Members in the News
One on One

Engineering Inc. - September/October 2005