Member Designated Transportation Projects

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.

 

Please note:

 

Congresswoman Kaptur will NOT accept requests for projects outside of OH-9.

Only legally-eligible entities, including state and local units of government, may request projects.

Project sponsors must comply with all relevant federal laws and regulations.

A request submitted by Congresswoman Kaptur to the Committee 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 Congresswoman Kaptur 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.

 

_________________________

 

Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Kaptur has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

 

Project Sponsor: Cuyahoga County

Project Name/Location: Multimodal Lakefront Access, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Requested Amount: $2,000,000.00

 

Project Sponsor: City of Sandusky

Project Name/Location:  Sandusky Bay Pathway, Sandusky to Cedar Point

Requested Amount: $4,000,000.00

 

Project Sponsor: City of Toledo

Project Name/Location:  Jackson Street/ Civic Center Mall Corridor Downtown Toledo

Requested Amount: $4,000,999.00

 

Project Sponsor: Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)

Project Name/Location: Cleveland Hopkins Airport Master Plan

Requested Amount: $2,000,000.00

 

Project Sponsor: Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)

Project Name/Location: Lorain County Lakefront Connectivity Project

Requested Amount: $4,000,000.00

 

Project Sponsor: Toledo Area Regional Transit Agency (TARTA)

Project Name/Location:  Life and Safety Facility Upgrades, TARTA M&O
Requested Amount: $4,000,000.00