Member-Designated Transportation Projects

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring. 

Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the T&I Committee will formally accept requests for projects from House Members.

The T&I Committee process for considering Member requests is separate and distinct from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for considering Community Project Funding requests. Projects funded through the surface transportation authorization will be funded directly from the Highway Trust Fund, and they do not require a separate or subsequent appropriation. A request submitted by a Member of Congress does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.

Project Eligibility:

Capital projects eligible under title 23, United States Code, and chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, are eligible for funding requests under T&I’s project submission process.

The best way to ensure project eligibility is to select projects included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) or Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), as those projects have already been certified as eligible for Federal Highway Administration or Federal Transit Administration funding and do not require further verification of eligibility.

For projects not in the STIP or TIP, additional documentation is required, including verification about whether the project can be added to the STIP or TIP in a reasonable timeframe, whether the project is on a long-range transportation plan, and verification of eligibility for the proposed activity under title 23 or chapter 53 of title 49 by the relevant federal agency.

Further, project sponsors must demonstrate the ability to fully obligate any funds provided within the obligation window, and must demonstrate a proven ability to finance the remaining costs not funded by the Committee, as well as the required non-federal cost share.

Transparency:

All requests submitted by Congressman Lieu to the T&I Committee are listed below in alphabetical order by project sponsor. Members are required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made.

Projects Requested:

Listed below are the projects Congressman Lieu has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

 

Project Sponsor: California Natural Resources Agency

Project Name: Liberty Canyon (Crossing)

Location: U.S. Route 101 at Liberty Canyon Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Requested Amount: $5 million

 

Project Sponsor: City of Beverly Hills, CA

Project Name: Robertson Boulevard Sidewalk Rehabilitation

Location: Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90211

Requested Amount: $3 million

 

Project Sponsor: City of Beverly Hills, CA

Project Name: Metro Purple Line Beverly/Wilshire North Portal Project

Location: Beverly Drive/Wilshire Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210

Requested Amount: $5 million

 

Project Sponsor: City of El Segundo, CA

Project Name: Greenway 2 LA (Aviation Blvd. Greenway)

Location: El Segundo, CA 90245

Requested Amount: $8 million

 

Project Sponsor: City of El Segundo, CA

Project Name: Park Place Extension

Location: El Segundo, CA 90245

Requested Amount: $80 million

 

Project Sponsor: City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Lighting

Project Name: High Voltage Conversion Fed Program Unit 2

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90010

Requested Amount: $347,200

 

Project Sponsor: City of Torrance, CA

Project Name: Pacific Coast Highway at Crenshaw Blvd. Intersection Capacity Enhancements

Location: Pacific Coast Highway/Crenshaw Boulevard in Torrance, CA 90505

Requested Amount: $652,800

 

Project Sponsor: Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Project Name: Las Virgenes-Malibu Sub-Region Bikeway Regional Connector Study

Location: Los Angeles County, CA

Requested Amount: $1.2 million

 

Project Sponsor: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Project Name: Sepulveda Transit Corridor

Location: Sepulveda Pass, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Requested Amount: $5 million

 

Project Sponsor: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Project Name: Electric Transit Buses

Location: Topanga, CA 90290

Requested Amount: $480,000

 

Project Sponsor: Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

Project Name: Mobility Wallet Demonstration and Research Study

Location: Los Angeles County, CA

Requested Amount: $4 million