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:

  • 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 Congressman Veasey 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 Congressman Veasey 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 Congressman Veasey has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

 

Project Sponsor: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Project Name/Location: Retrofitting 60% of the existing metal-halide light fixtures used at DART’s light-rail stations and transit centers with new, state-of-the-art LED fixtures at various DART locations across the service area, administered through the DART headquarters at 1401 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75202. 

Requested Amount: $2,600,000

 

Project Sponsor: Fort Worth Transportation Authority (“Trinity Metro”)

Project Name/Location: Trinity Lakes Station near Trinity Blvd and I-820 in Fort Worth, TX. 

Requested Amount: $11,962,800

 

Project Sponsor: Fort Worth Transportation Authority (“Trinity Metro”)

Project Name/Location: Grove Street Intermodal Campus Rehabilitation at 801 Grove Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Requested Amount: $3,250,000