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.

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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.

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Transparency

All requests submitted by Congressman Stanton 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.

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Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Congressman  has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

Project Sponsor: Arizona Department of Transportation
Project Name/Location: Interstate 10 - Loop 202 to SR 387, Phoenix, AZ 85226
Request Amount: $20 million

Project Sponsor:  City of Chandler
Project Name/Location: Kyrene Branch Canal Shared Use Path, Chandler, AZ 85226
Request Amount: $1.758 million

Project Sponsor: Cities of Mesa and Tempe
Project Name/Location: Tempe/Mesa Streetcar Rio Salado East Extension, Tempe, AZ 85281 and Mesa, AZ 85201
Request Amount: $5 million

Project Sponsor:  City of Page
Project Name/Location: Lake Powell Roundabout, Page, AZ 86040
Request Amount: $5 million

Project Sponsor:  City of Phoenix
Project Name/Location: 56th Street Roadway Mobility and Safety Improvements, Phoenix, AZ 85251
Request Amount: $5 million

Project Sponsor: City of Scottsdale
Project Name/Location: 77th Street Access Improvements, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Request Amount: $1.103 million

Project Sponsor: City of Tucson
Project Name/Location: Tucson Regional North-South Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, Tucson, AZ 85705
Request Amount: $3.5 million

Project Sponsor: Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transit Authority
Project Name/Location: Electric Bus Infrastructure, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Request Amount: $1.485 million