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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: 

  • Congressman Jeffries will NOT accept requests for projects outside of NY-08. 
  • 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 Jeffries to the Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded. 


More information can be found here: https://transportation.house.gov/committee-activity/issue/member-designated-projects

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 Jeffries 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 Jeffries has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project name. 

Project Name: ADA: Classon Ave / Crosstown Line (G Train) 
Project Location: The Classon Ave Station on the Crosstown Line at the intersection of Classon and Lafayette Avenues in Brooklyn, NY 11238. 
Project Sponsor: MTA – NYCT 
Requested Amount: $5,000,000 

Project Name: Broadway Junction Improvements Phase 1, Brooklyn, NY, 8th Congressional District 
Project Location: East Brooklyn at the intersections of Broadway, East New York Avenue, and Fulton Street. 
Project Sponsor: New York City Economic Development Corporation on behalf of NYC 
Requested Amount: $8,000,000 

Project Name: Park Ave – Ingersoll Houses Safety Improvements 
Project Location: Tillary/Park Ave/Navy St, in Brooklyn, NY 11201. 
Project Sponsor: NYC DOT 
Requested Amount: $1,942,000 

Project Name: Schenck Ave Street Restoration 
Project Location: Schenck Ave from Liberty to Pitkin Avenues, and from Stanley to Cozine Avenues in Brooklyn, NY. 
Project Sponsor: NYC DOT 
Requested Amount: $513,000 

Project Name: Street Restoration at Hancock St, Bushwick Ave, Hill St and E 80th St 
Project Location: Hanock Street from Marcy to Tompkins Avenue, Bushwick Avenue from Woodbine to Madison Street, Hill Street from Cescent Street to Autumn Avenue, and East 80th Street from Foster Avenue to Glenwood Road in Brooklyn, NY. 
Project Sponsor: NYC DOT 
Requested Amount: $4,884,000