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.
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 Congressman Kim to the T&I Committee are posted below. As required by the Committee, Congressman Kim has certified that neither he nor his immediate family have a financial interest in any of these requests.
Listed below are the projects Congressman Kim has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Project Sponsor: Ocean County
Project Name: County Route 539 Overpass
Project Location: County Route 539 (Pinehurst Road) at Ridge Way, Plumsted Township, NJ 08533
Project Sponsor: Burlington County
Project Name: U.S. Route 130/Delaware Avenue/Florence Columbus Road Intersection Improvements
Project Location: Intersection of U.S. Route 130 and Delaware Avenue/Florence Columbus Road, Florence Township, NJ 08518
Funding Requested: $17,320,000
Project Sponsor: Borough of Seaside Heights
Project Name: Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Project Location: Seaside Heights Boardwalk (Dupont Ave to Lincoln Ave), Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
Project Sponsor: Willingboro Township
Project Name: Willingboro EV Charging Stations
Project Location: (4 locations) 429 JFK Way; 1 Rev. Dr. M.L. King Jr. Drive; 603 Beverly Rancocas Rd.; 399 Charleston Rd., Willingboro Twp., NJ 08046
Funding Requested: $800,000