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Secretary Chao Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Airport Infrastructure Grants

September 24, 2019

Secretary Chao Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Airport Infrastructure Grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states and Puerto Rico and Micronesia. This is the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

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Celebrated Washington Post Reporter Robert Costa to Keynote Fall Conference

ACEC News / Fall Conference
September 24, 2019

Celebrated Washington Post Reporter Robert Costa to Keynote Fall Conference

Robert Costa, the noted national political reporter for The Washington Post, will provide his unique perspectives for 2019 ACEC Fall Conference attendees on the nation’s politics today all the way through to the 2020 elections.

The Fall Conference will be held October 13-16 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

Costa, who covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns, also the moderator of Washington Week, an award-winning reporter’s roundtable series on PBS, and is a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. 

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Is U.S. shale facing an 'unmitigated disaster'?

September 19, 2019

Is U.S. shale facing an 'unmitigated disaster'?

The booming shale industry could be headed off a financial cliff, experts say, and environmental groups are asking who will clean up thousands of wells drilled miles beneath the surface if businesses go bust.

The meteoric rise of U.S. shale, driven by hydraulic fracturing, continues at a fast pace. Each year, operators bring in more barrels, pushing the United States further ahead of other nations for production.

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Transportation Spending Bill for Fiscal Year 2020

ACEC News / Infrastructure Funding
September 17, 2019

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Transportation Spending Bill for Fiscal Year 2020

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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Sekou Andrews Set to Wow Fall Conference Attendees

ACEC News / Fall Conference
September 17, 2019

Sekou Andrews Set to Wow Fall Conference Attendees

For over 15 years, Sekou Andrews has been helping the world’s largest organizations deliver relevant information with riveting inspiration through an innovative, unconventional category of speaking called “Poetic Voice.”

Andrews will discuss D.I.Y. innovation at the ACEC Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, as part of the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference.

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Member Firm News
April 6, 2021

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announced the acquisition of Adams Consulting Engineers, Inc. headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Austin and Tyler, Texas. The acquisition, only the second in Langan’s 50-year history, helps accelerate the firm’s growth in Texas, where Langan has operated since 2015 in Houston. With this move, Langan now has more than 1,300 employees across 36 offices.

https://www.langan.com/em


March 30, 2021

The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US


March 23, 2021

Burns & McDonnell has promoted Leon Harden as the firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic guidance for creating and integrating DEI initiatives and programs into all aspects of the 100% employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

https://www.burnsmcd.com/


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