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Member-Designated Transportation Projects

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, and the committee announced plans to formally accept requests for district projects from House Members. 

These requests are separate from Community Project Funding Requests which have different criteria and funding sources. 

Congressman Grijalva will NOT accept requests for projects outside of AZ-03, and 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 Grijalva to the Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.


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.


Members will be required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made. All requests submitted by Congressman Grijalva to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are posted below. 

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

Project Sponsor: City of Nogales
Project Name/Location: Pathway Project on Grand Avenue, Nogales, AZ
Amount Included: $1,220,169
Project Summary: The project, located on Grand Avenue and Frank Reed Road, is part of the City of Nogales General Plan and the City of Nogales Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The project will include a 10-foot wide asphaltic surface, ADA ramps at intersections, drainage structures, signing and striping, handrails, and slope stabilizations. The project will provide a safe, efficient, and economical transportation system that significantly improves the quality of life for all users, optimizes mobility and makes best use of the existing infrastructure.  

Project Sponsor: City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility 
Project Name/Location: Tucson Regional North-South Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor,  
15-mile route, from Stone/Wetmore on north end, south along Oracle Rd/Stone Ave/S. 6th Ave to Irvington, east to Park Ave, south to Valencia Rd, east to Tucson Blvd, south to Tucson International Airport 
Amount Included: $3.256 million
Project Summary:This project would fund preliminary design, planning and environmental review process for a proposed new fixed guideway bus rapid transit (BRT) project along a major 15-mile north/south regional corridor in Tucson. The corridor comprises two BRT segments – Oracle BRT, S 6th Avenue BRT – that would operate primarily within a fully dedicated right-of-way. The BRT Corridor connects Tucson’s three regional transit centers (Tohono Tadai, Ronstadt, and Laos) and the Tucson International Airport. Stations will be located at major intersections, transfer points, and trip generators spaced half a mile to one mile apart. Tucson Regional North-South Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is a priority for our community due to the quality-of-life enhancements and access to opportunities it would offer to some of Tucson’s most vulnerable populations who have suffered from historical disinvestment and systemic racism. The propose route runs through areas of our city that have a particularly high concentration of low-income communities of color and mobility-vulnerable residents—that is, residents who face the greatest transportation barriers due to age, poverty, disability, lack of vehicle access, limited English proficiency, and other factors.

Project Sponsor: City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility 
Project Name/Location: Drexel Road Extension and Bridge Project, 1100 block W Drexel Road, 85706 
Amount Included: $5 million 
Project Summary: The Drexel Road Extension and Bridge project fills a vital gap in Tucson’s multi-modal transportation network that will support enhanced economic vitality, remove barriers to opportunity for vulnerable populations in Tucson, and reconnect communities long separated by the Santa Cruz River and Interstate 19. The project consists of extending Drexel Road from S. Midvale Park Road to S. Calle Santa Cruz Avenue to include a new two-lane bridge over the Santa Cruz River with fully accessible sidewalks, separated bike lanes, drainage improvements, and opportunities for native landscaping and public art to beautify the corridor, increase tree canopy cover and shade approaching the bridge, and ameliorate urban heat impacts.  

Project Sponsor: City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility 
Project Name/Location: South Campbell Avenue Complete Streets Project, Benson Highway to Valencia Road, 85706 
Amount Included: $6,209,831 
Project Summary: The project, which would improve South Campbell Avenue between Valencia Road and Benson Highway, is in an area of Tucson with a particularly high concentration of mobility-vulnerable residents—that is, residents who face the greatest transportation barriers due to age, poverty, disability, lack of vehicle access, and other factors. The corridor connects directly to Sunnyside High School, and Martin “Gunny” Barreras Park and is lined by a mix of single-family residences and large and small commercial destinations. A portion of South Campbell Avenue has also been identified as part of the pedestrian High-Injury Network, meaning that it is the top 10% of corridors citywide for pedestrian crashes and injuries. 

Project Sponsor: City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility 
Project Name/Location: 5th/6th Street Complete Streets Project, Downtown Links to Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ 85711 
Amount Included: $3.5 million 
Project Summary: 5th/6th Street passes through the heart of Tucson connecting neighborhoods and commercial areas with the University of Arizona and Downtown Tucson. The currently funded projects include two projects the first of which will reconstruct the pavement, install curb ramps, and upgrade signal detection between Country Club Road and Wilmot, while the second will install continuous sidewalks and landscaping between Campbell Avenue and Alvernon Way. The funded improvements will provide better bicycle and pedestrian connections through an area of the city demonstrated demand for active transportation, offering a lower-stress alternative to other major east-west streets.  

Project Sponsor: San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation 
Project Name/Location: San Xavier Road Pedestrian Pathway Project,  San Xavier Road, between Little Nogales Road on the west, and the Santa Cruz River on the east. The Project is located on the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation, in southern Arizona, Zip Code 85746, in Congressional District 3.  
Amount Included: $814,000
Project Summary: The San Xavier Pedestrian Pathway Project is a much-needed pedestrian path along San Xavier Road connecting Little Nogales Road to I-19. The project will help to ensure that pedestrians are able to safely gain access to health facilities on the East side of I-19.