The Chicago O'Hare Modernization Program

Chicago O'Hare

The Chicago O'Hare Modernization Program is one of the largest construction projects in Chicago's history.

From the "The Architects Newspaper":

The $8.7 billion expansion plan of O'Hare is the first in nearly 25 years and will increase the total terminal coverage from 5.5 million to 8.9 million square feet. To get there, O'Hare's aging Terminal 2 will be torn down and replaced with the new "O'Hare Global Terminal," an updated terminal that can handle larger international planes. Terminals 1 and 3 will undergo renovation, and Terminal 5 will be expanded.

The resultant global terminal would house both international and domestic flights from United and American Airlines, the first terminal in the country to do so. Passengers flying out of O'Hare eight years from now will also be met with dozens of new gates and a streamlined security system.

The resultant global terminal would house both international and domestic flights from United and American Airlines, the first terminal in the country to do so. Passengers flying out of O'Hare eight years from now will also be met with dozens of new gates and a streamlined security system.

Southwest Corridor Plan / Oregon Metro

Oregon Metro

From I-5 is slow through the curves - six words that just about every Portland-area commuter is familiar with.

Daily backups on Interstate 5 between downtown Portland and Tualatin, and on other key highways like 99W and 217 between Sherwood, King City, Tigard and Beaverton, are a symptom of a much bigger challenge: Meeting transportation demands in a growing area of the region. Local communities also face a lack of safe options for taking transit, bicycling and walking.

Everyone who lives, works, shops or enjoys the outdoors in the southwest part of the region wants to make sure this area remains great. That's why residents, businesses and leaders in the I-5 and 99W corridor have worked together on a vision for how each town and neighborhood will look in the future.

The Southwest Corridor Plan includes many parts that together form a complete vision: Livable, affordable, economically thriving communities with reliable and safe transportation options for every resident and commuter.

Department of Labor / Tip Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Department of Labor

Section 3(m) of the FLSA, 29 U.S.C. 203(m), provides in part that an employer may take a partial credit (tip credit) against its minimum wage payment obligation to a tipped employee based on tips received and retained by the employee.

The Department's regulations limit an employer's ability to use an employee's tips regardless of whether the employer takes a tip credit under section 3(m) or instead pays the full FLSA minimum wage directly to the employee. In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Department will propose to rescind the current restrictions on tip pooling by employers that pay tipped employees the full minimum wage directly.

City of Cupertino, California / Apple Campus 2 - EIS

Apple Campus 2

This project is the redevelopment of approximately 176-acres in Cupertino California into a new headquarters campus for Apple, Inc. that will seat 15,000 employees. The project site comprises buildings with office and research and development uses which would be replaced as part of the proposed project. The campus would be self-contained and would include office, research and development space, parking, employee amenities, and a central utility plant. In addition, a segment of Pruneridge Avenue would be vacated by the City to allow for the development of a unified and secure campus. As part of the project, Apple would also undertake changes to local roadways in the vicinity of the site.

The project would result in the demolition of all structures within the project site (consisting of approximately 2,657,000 square feet of building space) and the ultimate construction of 3,420,000 square feet of office, research, and development uses; 245,000 square feet of auditorium, fitness center, and Valet Parking Reception uses; 92,000 square feet of utility plants; and parking and ancillary buildings (such as security receptions and landscape maintenance buildings).

Florida East Coast Railway Corridor - Alternatives Analysis

Florida East Coast Railway Corridor

This project consisted of restoring intercity passenger rail service along nearly 350 miles of Florida's east coast between Jacksonville and Miami via the existing Florida East Coast (FEC) railway, a connector track (cross-over) to the existing South Florida Rail Corridor (SFRC) in either West Palm Beach via the Northwood crossover or Miami via the 71 st Street crossover, and a small portion of the existing SFRC in and around Miami, depending on which crossover is used. The northern terminus would be the existing Jacksonville Amtrak station, with an ultimate terminus at the future Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC).

The southern terminus would be at the Mami Central Station (MCS), which is a part of the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) project. The proposed passenger service would consist of two southbound and two northbound trains per day, with a total trip time between Jacksonville and Miami of less than seven hours. As a program of rail improvements, the project would use a phased approach to developing intercity passenger rail service.

Yellowstone National Park - Winter Use EIS

Yellowstone National Park

The Winter Use EIS evaluated eight alternatives, and identifies the Preferred Alternative as Alternative 8, a one-year plan to allow over-snow vehicle use in the park for the winter, at the same levels (up to 318 commercially guided, best available technology snowmobiles and 78 commercially guided snow coaches per day) that were allowed under the interim regulation in place.

This winter use plan is the product of hundreds of hours of Public Involvement, is based on sound science, and is a different approach to winter use management. The Plan/SEIS and ROD provide mechanisms to make the park cleaner and quieter than ever before authorized, allow greater flexibility for commercial tour operators, reward oversnow vehicle innovations and technologies, and permit increases in visitation.

Idaho National Laboratory - High Level Waste EIS

Idaho National Laboratory

The High Level Waste EIS analyzed the potential environmental consequences of alternatives for managing high-level waste (HLW) calcine, mixed transuranic waste/sodium bearing waste (SBW) and newly generated liquid waste at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) in liquid and solid forms.

This EIS also analyzes alternatives for the final disposition of HLW management facilities at the INEEL after their missions are completed.

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