Member-Designated Transportation and Infrastructure 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.


To ensure oversight, transparency, and accountability throughout the process, Members who submit a Member Designated Project request must also post the request online to their official website, and will be asked to self-certify the project has been posted accordingly when they submit their request to the Committee.

Projects Requested

Westheimer BOOST

Location: This project is located along Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas within Harris County. Congressional District: Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Zip codes: 77027, 77056, 77057, 77063, 77042, 77077, 77082 
Sponsor: Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas (METRO)
Requested Federal Amount: $16,000,000
Total Project Cost: $46,000,000
Description: The Westheimer BOOST Project consists of bus stop enhancements, new bus shelters, improved passenger information, and easier boarding platforms and safe all-door access for the 82 Westheimer bus route.  This route is the highest-ridership bus route in the METRO system, and in all of Texas, with over 13,000 boardings on the average weekday.  It is an east-west crosstown bus route connecting dense residential neighborhoods to employment centers, key destinations, and essential services, including Downtown Houston, Greenway Plaza, Uptown, and Westchase.  The project is being funded in incremental phases as funding is made available.  
Disclosure document here.

Memorial Park Connector South

Location: 77056
Sponsor: Uptown Houston District
Requested Federal Amount: $4,000,000
Total Project Cost: $5,280,000
Description: The Memorial Park Connector South project would construct a bicycle and pedestrian pathway to connect Memorial Park with the Uptown Houston District.  The improvements will connect a shared use path connection currently under construction by the City of Houston, east of Briar Hollow Ln. and will connect to a proposed new bridge crossing north of Buffalo Bayou.  The project improves safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by providing safe access into and through the Park and it is anticipated to generate approximately 303 new daily pedestrian users and 96 new bicycle users.  The funding will allow for the construction of approximately 1.25 miles of improvements.
Disclosure document here.