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MEMBER-DESIGNATED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

 

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:

  • Congresswoman Leger Fernández will NOT accept requests for projects outside of NM-03.
  • 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 Leger Fernández to the Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.

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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.

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Transparency

All requests submitted by Congresswoman Leger Fernández 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.

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Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Leger Fernández has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

 

Project Sponsor: City of Clovis

Project Name/Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Roadway Improvements

Requested Amount: $5,159,541

 

Project Sponsor: City of Farmington 

Project Name/Location: Foothills Drive Enhancement Phase III

Requested Amount: $1,324,800

 

Project Sponsor: City of Gallup

Project Name/Location: Coal Avenue Commons “Event Street”

Requested Amount: $3,500,000

 

Project Sponsor: City of Portales

Project Name/Location: Kilgore Street Improvements

Requested Amount: $2,079,000

 

Project Sponsor: City of Rio Rancho

Project Name/Location: Rainbow Blvd Connection - McMahon Blvd (Albuquerque) to Southern Blvd (Rio Rancho)

Requested Amount: $1,600,000

 

Project Sponsor: City of Santa Fe

Project Name/Location: Arroyo De Los Chamisos Crossing

Requested Amount: $4,900,000

 

Project Sponsor: McKinley County

Project Name/Location: County Road 43 - Superman Canyon Bridges

Requested Amount: $4,500,000

 

Project Sponsor: NMDOT 

Project Name/Location: I-25 Reconstruction along La Bajada Hill

Requested Amount: $15,000,000

 

Project Sponsor: NMDOT

Project Name/Location: I-40 near Gallup

Requested Amount: $6,500,000

 

Project Sponsor: NMDOT

Project Name/Location: Raton - US 64/87 Interchange (I-25, Exit 452)

Requested Amount: $16,000,000

 

Project Sponsor: NMDOT 

Project Name/Location: US 60 Downtown Clovis

Requested Amount: $22,000,000

 

Project Sponsor: North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD)

Project Name/Location: Española / Jim West Regional Transit Center Expansion

Requested Amount: $1,200,000

 

Project Sponsor: Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Council

Project Name/Location: Roadrunner Road

Requested Amount: $179,610

 

Project Sponsor: San Juan County

Project Name/Location: San Juan County/East Pinon Hills Boulevard Extension Phase III

Requested Amount: $1,000,000

 

Project Sponsor: Santa Clara Pueblo

Project Name/Location: Wild Rose Road (Route #670 ) and Pedestrian Improvement Project

Requested Amount: $618,000

 

Project Sponsor: Taos Pueblo

Project Name/Location: Rio Lucero Road Improvement Project

Requested Amount: $3,048,910