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.

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

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
Requested Amount: $1,220,169
 
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 
Requested Amount: $7 million 
 
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 
Requested Amount: $5 million 
 
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 
Requested Amount: $7 million 
 
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 
Requested Amount: $7 million 
 
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.  
Requested Amount: $814,000