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.
- Congresswoman Williams will NOT accept requests for projects outside of GA-05.
- 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 Williams to the Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.
- Submit Requests using this form: https://forms.gle/ez22GLJWjBrjbB5cA
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.
All requests submitted by Congresswoman Williams 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.
Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Williams has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.
Project Sponsor: City of Atlanta
Project Name: Cascade Multimodal Corridor
Projection Location: Cascade Road/Avenue from Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard to Kingsdale Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30311
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Project Sponsor: City of Atlanta / Atlanta Development Authority
Project Name: Atlanta Beltline
Project Location: Atlanta Beltline Southside Trail between Pittsburgh Yards and Milton Ave SE, Atlanta, GA, 30315
Requested Amount: $5,000,000
Project Sponsor: City of Atlanta / Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association (CCTMA)
Project Name: Emory-CDC Intersection Project
Project Location: Clifton Road and Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, 30329
Requested Amount: $550,000
Project Sponsor: City of Brookhaven
Project Name: Peachtree Greenway Trail
Project Location: North Fork of Peachtree Creek from the Atlanta City line to North Druids Hills RD NE, Brookhaven, GA, 30319
Requested Amount: $3,382,000
Project Sponsor: City of Forest Park
Project Name: City of Forest Park Pedestrian Bridge
Project Location: 775 Main Street to 765 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Project Sponsor: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Project Name: Metropolitan Parkway Arterial Rapid Transit (ART)
Project Location: West End rail station to Hapeville along Metropolitan Parkway (680 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)
Requested Amount: $3,000,000