Surface Transportation Reauthorization Process

Member Designated Transportation Projects

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation this year. 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. 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.

Congresswoman Pressley made available a Surface Transportation Reauthorization Member Project Requests Guide to explain details on eligibility and support district partners in preparing requests. The deadline to submit project requests for consideration was April 19th, 2021.

Projects Requested (in alphabetical order)

Members are required to publicly list any projects submitted to the T&I Committee and to certify that neither they nor any immediate family member have a financial interest in the submitted projects. Projects that Congresswoman Pressley submitted are listed in alphabetical order according to project name below. Congresswoman Pressley has certified that neither she nor any immediate family member has a financial interest in the submitted projects. Project requests submitted by Congresswoman Pressley to the T&I Committee do not guarantee funding. The Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will make final decisions about which member designated projects are funded.

Name of Project: Columbia Road Redesign
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02121
Requested Amount: $19,000,000

Name of Project: Davis Square Transit Signal Priority Project
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: 1 Davis Square, Somerville, MA
Requested Amount: $100,000

Name of Project: Downtown Broadway Infrastructure Project
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150
Requested Amount: $13,800,000

Name of Project: Everett – Intersection Improvements on Route 16
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: Second Street and Revere Beach Parkway, Everett, MA 02149
Requested Amount: $12,000,000

Name: Gilman Square/ Somerville High School Elevator Project
Project Sponsor: City of Somerville    
Project Location: 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville MA
Requested Amount: $7,000,000

Name: Interstate 93 Sound Barrier / Particulate Pollution Mitigation Project
Project Sponsor: City of Somerville
Project Location: I-93 / Route 38 at Route 28, Somerville MA
Requested Amount: $15,000,000

Name of Project: Linear Park Redesign & Reconstruction Project
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: Massachusetts Avenue to Alewife Station, Cambridge Massachusetts
Requested Amount: $5,000,000

Name of Project: McGrath Highway Road Diet/ Protected Bike Lane Project
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: McGrath Highway Road Diet / Protected Bike Lane Project
Requested Amount: $500,000

Name of Project: Mystic River Pedestrian / Bicycle Bridge Project
Project Sponsor: City of Somerville
Project Location: Draw 7 State Park, Somerville, MA
Requested Amount: $30,000,000

Name of Project: Park and Pearl Reconstruction Project
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: Park St., from Williams St. to Hawthorn St., and Pearl St., from Williams St. to Park St., Chelsea, MA 02150
Requested Amount: $10,451,525

Name of Project: Randolph – resurfacing and related work on Route 28
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: 41 South Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368
Requested Amount: $5,576,525

Name of Project: Route 28/ Route 38 Intersection Safety Improvement Project
Project Sponsor: City of Somerville
Project Location: Route 28 at Route 38, Somerville, MA
Requested Amount: $3,000,000

Name of Project: Ruggles Station State of Good Repair Improvements
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Project Location: 1150 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA 02120
Requested Amount: $3,000,000

Name of Project: Safety Improvements in the Newmarket and Mass/Cass Area Boston
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: Newmarket and Mass/Cass Area, City of Boston, 02119
Requested Amount: $12,000,000

Name of Project: Warren Street/ Blue Hill Avenue Multi-modal Corridor Phase 1
Project Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Project Location: Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02121
Requested Amount: $12,000,000