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DOL Finalizes Overtime Pay Rule

Industry News
September 24, 2019

DOL Finalizes Overtime Pay Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a new overtime pay rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The agency periodically updates the salary threshold below which employees who work more than 40 hours in a week must be paid time and a half overtime. 

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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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Member Firm News
August 16, 2022

Brown and Caldwell announce Euan Finlay has been promoted from senior vice president to chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. A senior executive with 25 years of experience, Finlay excels in leading organizations and teams to deliver excellence to clients while driving sustainable growth.

https://brownandcaldwell.


August 9, 2022

VHB welcomes Meghan Powell as Director of Transit and Rail for the Mid-Atlantic region. In this role, Powell will carve a path forward for VHB's Transit and Rail service line by strategically leading the development and implementation of its growth strategy.

https://www.acppubs.com/a


August 2, 2022

Brown and Caldwell today announced Vice President Dr. Kati Bell has been appointed a fellow of the UC Irvine Water-Energy Nexus Center (WEX Center).

The WEX Center promotes fundamental and applied research at the water-energy nexus in partnership with industry. Its research focuses on all dimensions of power/energy use and efficiency in the water processing sector, including extraction, treatment, conveyance, reclamation, and reuse.

https://brownandcaldwell.


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151.7 (January))

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425 Deals—Up 33 percent year-over-year

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