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:

  • Representative Houlahan did not accept requests for projects outside of PA-06.
  • Only legally-eligible entities, such as state, local units of government, and transit agencies, requested projects.
  • Project sponsors must comply with all relevant federal laws and regulations.
  • A request submitted by Representative Houlahan to the Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.
Project Eligibility

Capital projects eligible under title 23, United States Code, and chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, were eligible for funding requests under T&I’s project submission process.

Projects included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) or a Metropolitan Planning Organizations’ Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 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 was 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.

Project sponsors must also demonstrate a proven ability to finance the remaining costs not funded by the Committee, as well as the required non-federal cost share. Specific sources of funding must be identified and reasonably expected to be available within the obligation window.

Transparency and Accountability

To ensure oversight, transparency, and accountability, all requests submitted by Representative Houlahan to the T&I Committee are posted below. The Committee will also publicly post all submitted Member requests on the committee website. Each project request included a signed certification that the Member, their spouse, or other immediate family members do not have a financial interest in the project.

Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Representative Houlahan has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

Project Sponsor: County of Chester

Project Name/ Location: Congestion Mitigation, Interchange US 202 at PA 100/ High Street West Chester, PA 19380

Requested Amount: $2,800,000

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Project Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Project Name/Location: Highway Resurfacing, State Route 12 (Warren Street Bypass) from US Route 422 ramps to State Route 183 (Schuylkill Avenue) Wyomissing Borough, PA 19601

Requested Amount: $4,000,000

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Project Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Project Name/Location: Road Widening, US Route 222 Southbound between Paper Mill Road and the US Routes 222 and 422 Interchanges in Wyomissing Borough, PA 19610

Requested Amount: $5,000,000

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Project Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Project Name/Location: Bridge Replacement, PA 183 Southbound (Schuylkill Avenue) Reading, PA 19601

Requested Amount: $4,904,036

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Project Sponsor: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Project Name/Location: Exton Station Intermodal Connectivity, 425 Walkertown Road, Exton, PA 19341

Requested Amount: $4,800,000

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Project Sponsor: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Project Name/Location: Malvern Regional Rail Station Accessibility Improvements, 61 North Warren Avenue, Malvern, PA, 19355

Requested Amount: $7,630,000