Steven Bolt, P.E., P.T.O.E., Honored with 2019 Distinguished Award of Merit from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania


T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized, full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) has awarded Steven Bolt, P.E., P.T.O.E., TYLI Vice President of Transportation, with the 2019 Distinguished Award of Merit at its annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence.

The Distinguished Award of Merit recognizes an individual in the engineering profession who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the consulting engineering profession and service to ACEC/PA. The award is typically given to an ACEC/PA member firm representative who has served on ACEC/PA committees, has been an outstanding consulting engineer, and has demonstrated exceptional community service.

Bolt works in the firm’s Philadelphia office and is responsible for strategic growth initiatives, operations, business development, project management, quality performance, and recruitment/retention for TYLI’s Pennsylvania and Delaware Transportation market sector.

Bolt’s dedication and professional contributions have made a significant impact on the engineering community. From 2006-2013, he served on the ACEC/PA Executive Committee, including two terms as President. During this time, he led the transition from the PA Design Center to what ACEC/PA is today. He also served other roles in ACEC/PA, including Chair of the Transportation Committee and Chair of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Contract Administration Committee. Additionally, Bolt led the charge to implement Mutual Gains Negotiations with PennDOT, which is still being used to this day.

Bolt has also been instrumental in creating positive changes within the industry, including his role in negotiating profit factors, the Right-to-Know Law text creation, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) implementation. He played a significant role in the overhead cap removal, following the removal of the $55 per hour cap many years ago. Bolt is active in the government affairs arena at both the state and federal level.

In addition to his service to ACEC/PA, Bolt was a member of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Markings Technical Committee from 1999-2010; past Director of the Transportation Professional Certification Board (TPCB); a Fellow with the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), including founding Chair of the Bike/Ped Council; and a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).

Bolt received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Villanova University in Villanova, PA. He is a registered Professional Engineer in six states and holds a Professional Planner’s license, as well as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certificate.