Local Transportation & Infrastructure Project Submissions

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:

  • Congressman DeSaulnier will NOT accept requests for projects outside of CA-11.
  • 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 Congressman DeSaulnier 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, 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.

Transparency

All requests submitted by Congressman DeSaulnier 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.

Projects Requested

Listed below are the Member Designated Projects Congressman DeSaulnier has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.
 

Project Sponsor: City of El Cerrito
Project Name: El Cerrito del Norte Area TOD Complete Streets Improvements Project
Project Location: Cutting Boulevard, Eastshore Boulevard., Hill Street, and Knott Avenue, El Cerrito, California
Project Description: Implementing multimodal transportation improvements like protected pedestrian crossings, context-sensitive bikeways, and enhanced bus access to catalyze transit-oriented development in the El Cerrito del Norte area.
Requested Amount: $2,244,000
Member Certification Letter
 

Project Sponsor: City of Orinda
Project Name: Camino Pablo Pathway Rehabilitation Project
Project Location: Camino Pablo, Orinda, California, 94563
Project Description: Rehabilitating the Camino Pablo Trail to increase bike/pedestrian access.
Requested Amount: $528,000
Member Certification Letter
 

Project Sponsor: City of Walnut Creek
Project Name: Ygnacio Valley Road Fiber Optic Project
Project Location: Throughout Walnut Creek, California
Project Description: Fiber optic infrastructure to enable smart and interconnected traffic management technology.
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Member Certification Letter
 

Project Sponsor: Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority
Project Name: Tri MyRide Fleet Expansion Project
Project Location: 801 Wilbur Avenue, Antioch, California 94509
Project Description: Purchasing additional microtransit vehicles for fleet expansion to serve underserved neighborhoods in Eastern Contra Costa County, California.
Requested Amount: $880,000
Member Certification Letter
 

Project Sponsor: Contra Costa County Public Works Department
Project Name: Appian Way Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements Project
Project Location: Appian Way, El Sobrante, California, 94803
Project Description: Installing pedestrian-activated flashing beacons at five intersections for non-motorized users and people with disabilities.
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Member Certification Letter
 

Project Sponsor: Contra Costa County Public Works Department
Project Name: Market Avenue Complete Street Project
Project Location: Market Avenue, North Richmond, California, 94801
Project Description: Updating sidewalk infrastructure and curb ramps in North Richmond, California to facilitate mobility for people with disabilities, bikes, and pedestrians.
Requested Amount: $2,170,000
Member Certification Letter
 

Project Sponsor: Contra Costa County Public Works Department
Project Name: Contra Costa County Mobility for All Project
Project Location: North Richmond and Bay Point, California
Project Description: Upgrading curb ramps to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards in disadvantaged communities within Contra Costa County, California.
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Project Name: Highway 24 LaMorinda Smart Signal Systems Project
Project Location: Highway 24 and arterials, Orinda and Lafayette, California
Project Description: Providing infrastructure for a regionwide traffic management system to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions and to enhance safety.
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Member Certification Letter
 

Project Sponsor: Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Project Name: Richmond Parkway Transit Center and Freeway Project
Project Location: Richmond, California
Project Description: Improvements along Richmond Parkway and between I-80 and the Richmond Parkway Transit Center to improve public transit access and circulation and to reduce traffic congestion.
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Member Certification Letter
 

Project Sponsor: Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Project Name: Traffic Signal System Upgrades on I-680 Project
Project Location: Danville, Walnut Creek, Concord, and Pleasant Hill along Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County, California
Project Description: Upgrading traffic signal controllers and signal system equipment along the I-680 corridor to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions and to enhance traffic coordination and management.
Requested Amount: $6,000,000
Member Certification Letter