Over the past week your ACEC/NC Advocacy team has been working closely with our friends in the legislature and other coalition partners to craft a bill to address the NCDOT Cash Balance Crisis. That bill is anticipated to be presented shortly. Rest assured that we are working diligently to make sure that the bill addresses the preconstruction engineering projects that were suspended on August 30th and earmark potential legislative action to get projects restarted and our folks back to work.
A huge thank you to those in our membership that have contacted their legislator about the effects of the project suspensions on their businesses and their employees. The message has been heard and there is a strong and growing commitment by the General Assembly to address the crisis.
It is now time to join your industry peers and rally at the legislature next
Wednesday, October 9th. The NC Chamber's "Can't Afford to Stop" coalition is holding a
Day of Action at the NC General Assembly.
Details and a sign-up link are below. We need everyone who can be there to join forces with us and get the word to our elected officials;
We need action now!
We're counting on you to be there!
If you have not yet signed on in support of the "Can't Afford to Stop" campaign, you can do so by clicking the image below.
With projects delays, eliminated positions and layoffs, there is no more time to waste. The state must address this infrastructure funding crisis, and it needs to happen now.
The NC Can't Afford to Stop Coalition is planning a Day of Action at the General Assembly to make sure every legislator understands the significant impact this funding dilemma is having on the transportation infrastructure industry, and we want you there with us.
NC Can't Afford to Stop Day of Action
When: Wednesday, October 9
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: NC General Assembly Speaker's Quad 16 W Jones St. Raleigh, N.C. 27601
With more than 140 coalition members and counting, the NC Can't Afford to Stop Coalition is strong and ready to secure long-term stability and funding for our state's infrastructure needs. Together, our unified voices can effectively educate members of the General Assembly and help develop solutions to remedy this problem and prevent it from happening again. We hope that you will join us. If you have questions, please contact Jason Soper.
We are counting on you being there,
James A. Smith, Jr., PE, Executive Director
American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina