MEMBER-DESIGNATED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, from the 116th Congress. 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 projects 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.
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.
All requests submitted by Chairman McGovern to the T&I Committee are posted below. Members will be required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made.
NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.
Project Name: Amherst Town Common Transportation and Mobility Improvements
Project Location: College Street, Boltwood Avenue, South Pleasant Street, and Main Street, Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002
Project Sponsor: Town of Amherst
Requested Amount: $1.4 million
Project Name: Leyden Road Sidewalk Construction
Project Location: Leyden Road from Nash’s Mill Road to Leyden Woods Apartments, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
Project Sponsor: City of Greenfield
Requested Amount: $1.84 million
Project Name: Blackstone Valley Multi-use Path, Phase 1, Segment 2
Project Location: Town of Blackstone, Massachusetts, 01504
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Requested Amount: $8.13 million
Project Name: Rehabilitation & Box Widening on Route 20, from Route 9 to South Street
Project Location: Route 20, from Route 9 to South Street, Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, 01545
Project Sponsor: Town of Shrewsbury
Requested Amount: $12.32 million
Project Name: Intersection Improvements at Route 140/Route 62
Project Location: Intersection of Routes 140 (aka Redemption Rock Trail) & 62 (Princeton Road) in the Town of Sterling, Massachusetts, 01564
Project Sponsor: Town of Sterling
Requested Amount: $320,000