Transportation & Infrastructure Member Designated Projects

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I Committee) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation in the 117th Congress, building on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, from the 116th Congress. T&I Committee 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:

  • 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 Representative Kilmer to the T&I Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.


Project Eligibility and Evaluation

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.

To evaluate the requests, Rep. Kilmer convened an independent advisory panel of local stakeholders to help inform the selection process and evaluate the requests.


Projects Requested in 2021

All requests submitted by Representative Kilmer to the T&I Committee are posted below.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Kilmer has certified that he and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

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


Project Sponsor: City of Aberdeen

Project Name: US12 Highway-Rail Separation Project

Project Location: 900 E Wishkah St, Aberdeen, WA 98520

Requested Amount: $2.08 million


Project Sponsor: City of Tacoma

Project Name: Links to Opportunity

Project Location: Division Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma, Washington 98405

Requested Amount: $2 million



Project Sponsor: City of Tacoma

Project Name: Safe Routes to School Improvements: Whitman Elementary and Edison Elementary Schools

Project Location: Whitman Elementary School (M, South 39th, and South 40th Streets Tacoma, Washington 98419) and Edison Elementary School (Pine, South 60th, and Oaks Streets Tacoma, Washington 98409)

Requested Amount: $1 million



Project Sponsor: Washington State Department of Transportation

Project Name: Bainbridge Ferry Electrification

Project Location: 270 Olympic Drive East, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110

Requested Amount: $10.56 million



Project Sponsor: Washington State Department of Transportation

Project Name: Gorst Area Resiliency and Redundancy Alternatives Study

Project Location: Gorst corridor, Kitsap County, Washington 98312

Requested Amount: $8 million



Project Sponsor: Washington State Department of Transportation

Project Name: US 12/Heron St Bridge Tier 1 – Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Project Location: US 12/Heron Street in Aberdeen, Washington 98520

Requested Amount: $2.2 million