Member-Designated Project Requests for 2021 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to develop surface transportation authorization legislationthis year, building on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, from the 116th Congress. The Chairman of the T&I Committee has announced that it will formally accept project requests 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. Moreover, projects funded through the surface transportation authorization will be funded directly, and they do not require a separate or subsequent appropriation.

Please note:.

  • Only legally-eligible entities, including state and local units of government, may sponsor projects. 
  • Project sponsors must comply with all relevant federal laws and regulations.
  • A request submitted by Congressman Doyle to the Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.

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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 information about whether the project can be added to the STIP or TIP in a reasonable timeframe and whether the project is on a long-range transportation plan, as well as verification of elibility for the proposed activity under title 23 or chapter 53 of title 49.

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

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Transparency

All project requests submitted to the T&I Committee must be posted on the Members' official web sites. Members are 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 Doyle has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

 

Project Sponsor: City of Pittsburgh
Project Name: Hill District Corridor Enhancements
Project Location: Centre Avenue, Wylie Avenue, Bedford Avenue
Requested Amount: $6 million 

 

Project Sponsor: City of Pittsburgh
Project Name: Public Steps Reconstruction
Project Location: 
Frazier Street Steps (South Oakland) 
Chauncey Street (Hill District)
McCandless Street Steps (Upper Lawrenceville)
Brushton Ave and Monticello (Homewood)
Emerald Way (Allentown/South Side Slopes) 
Harding Street (Polish Hill) 
Valonia Street (Elliott)
Halpin Street (Mt. Washington)
Requested Amount: $5 million

 

Project Sponsor: PennDOT
Project Name: Improvements to Boulevard of the Allies Ramps
Project Location: City of Pittsburgh, Boulevard of the Allies
Requested Amount: $5 million

 

Project Sponsor: PennDOT
Project Name: McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge Preservation
Project Location: McKeesport and Duquesne, Duquesne Boulevard
Requested Amount: $5 million