Member-Designated Transportation Projects
Member-Designated Transportation Projects
Earlier this year, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure announced it would accept member-designated projects for inclusion in this year’s surface transportation reauthorization. This legislation, expected to be taken up by the Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives in the coming months, will build off H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which was considered by the 116th Congress. As a new member of the Committee, I look forward to working with my colleagues to advancing this critical legislation that will bring additional resources back to our district, modernize our transportation systems, address the climate crisis, put people back to work with good-paying jobs, and build back better than ever before.
Capital projects eligible under title 23, United States Code, and chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, are eligible for funding requests under the Committee’s project submission process.
To ensure project eligibility, projects must be 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 a proven ability to finance the remaining costs not funded by the Committee, as well as the required non-federal cost share.
Collaboration and Transparency
To be inclusive and transparent throughout this process, my office sent letters to all municipal leaders and transit agencies across the district to solicit feedback on the most pressing transportation issues facing their communities. I appreciate the responses we received from all who participated in providing recommendations. I strongly believe a collaborative approach between local, state, and federal partners is the best way we can solve these challenges together and get our district moving again.
Additionally, to ensure full accountability and transparency, all projects I have submitted for consideration by the Committee are posted below. I have also submitted documentation to the Committee certifying that neither I nor any member of my immediate family have any financial interest in the projects below.
Congresswoman Newman has submitted the following projects for consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Projects submitted by Congresswoman Newman to the Committee does NOT guarantee funding. For more information or questions regarding member-designated projects, please contact Marcus Garza (Washington, D.C.) at Marcus.Garza@mail.house.gov and/or Ben Hardin (Chicago) at Ben.Hardin@mail.house.gov.
Note: Projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.
Project Sponsor: Chicago Transit Authority
Project Name: Midway Bus Terminal Electrification Concept
Location: Midway International Airport, 5700 S. Cicero Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60638
Requested Amount: $550,000
Project Sponsor: Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways
Project Name: I-294 103rd Street Interchange
Location: I-294 and 103rd Street, Chicago Ridge, Illinois 60415
Requested Amount: $5,000,000
Project Sponsor: City of Lockport, Illinois
Project Name: IL 171 (State Street) Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Location: IL 171 and E. 10th Street, Lockport, Illinois 60441
Requested Amount: $1,400,000
Project Sponsor: Village of Orland Park, Illinois
Project Name: 143rd Street Expansion - West Avenue to Southwest Highway
Location: Orland Park, Illinois 60462
Requested Amount: $9,247,702
Project Sponsor: Will County, Illinois
Project Name: Weber Road Reconstruction – Airport Road to 135th Street
Location: Weber Road, Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Requested Amount: $1,100,000
Project Sponsor: Village of Worth, Illinois
Project Name: Oak Park Avenue - 111th Street to 107th Street
Location: Oak Park Avenue, Worth,Illinois 60482
Requested Amount: $520,000