Member-Designated Project Requests

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Member-Designated Project Requests

 

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure announced March 3, 2021, that the Committee will accept requests for Member Designated Projects to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization legislation under a reformed process that includes new transparency measures.

Congresswoman Sánchez has submitted the following funding requests to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. There is no guarantee on how many will be funded.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congresswoman Sánchez has certified that she, her spouse, and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested.

More information can be found here: https://transportation.house.gov/committee-activity/issue/member-designated-projects

Please note: The Committee’s Member Designated Projects process is separate from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for Community Funding Project requests.

 

Projects Requested

NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by recipient name.

 

Recipient Name: City of Cerritos, CA 
Project Name: Del Amo Boulevard Bridge Replacement and Signal Enhancements Project
Recipient Address: 18125 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703 
Project Location: Del Amo Boulevard, Cerritos, CA 90703 (bridge over Coyote Creek) 
Amount Requested: $18,000,000 
Project Description and Justification: The funding is designated for the replacement of the existing bridge over Coyote Creek, demolition of existing abandoned railroad bridge, installation of overhead Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) at Claretta Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard, traffic signalization and improvements of 5 intersections between Coyote Creek and I-605 to provide additional capacity and improve overall operational performance. 
The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars and is anticipated to alleviate current traffic safety, pedestrian safety, and traffic circulation concerns. Four-lane roadways approaching from each end of the bridge are currently required to reduce to 2-lanes in order to traverse the bridge, requiring the reduction of traffic speed and creating a potential safety hazard and a choke point. 
Disclosure Letter: Click here

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Recipient Name: City of Lakewood, CA
Project Name: Lakewood Boulevard Corridor Capacity Enhancement Project
Recipient Address: 5050 Clark Avenue, Lakewood CA 90712 
Project Location: Lakewood Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712 
Amount Requested: $15,000,000 
Project Description and Justification: The funding is designated to provide a complete street corridor  that  elevates  Lakewood Boulevard as a  Complete  Green  street  with  enhanced  Active Transportation Elements, supports robust public transportation, provides for stormwater retention  and  infiltration  with  native  drought  tolerant  landscape,  while  retaining  the existing   vehicular   capacity,   and   enhancing   traffic   flow   with   roadway   capacity enhancements  such  as  signal  improvements  and  coordination  and  improved  turning movements. 
Other improvements include utility undergrounding, traffic signal improvements, LED street lighting, ADA enhancements, and green street improvements such as a new landscape palette for median islands, additional parkway trees, and stormwater retention. Undergrounding of the utilities are necessary to allow the space for the pedestrian walkways and bikeways without encroaching into the existing roadway space, with the added benefit of enhancing the environment and aesthetics. 
Disclosure Letter: Click here

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Recipient Name: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority  
Project Name: West Santa Ana Branch Project
Recipient Address: One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 
Project Location: The Project will serve the cities and communities of downtown Los Angeles, unincorporated Florence-Graham community of Los Angeles (LA) County, Vernon, Huntington Park, Bell, Cudahy, South Gate, Downey, Paramount, Bellflower, Cerritos, and Artesia. 
Amount Requested: $5,000,000 
Project Description and Justification: The funding is designated to design and construct the Project. The West Santa Ana Branch Project is a 19-mile Light Rail Transit (LRT) line that will connect southeast LA County to downtown Los Angeles, traversing a highly populated area, with high numbers of low-income and heavily transit-dependent residents. The Project is expected to provide a direct connection to the Metro Green Line, Metro Blue Line and the LA County regional transit network.  
The Project would have numerous benefits for the communities served, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduction of automobile traffic, and expansion of existing rail and public transit systems that allow riders to reach new destinations by train. The project would also improve public health for impacted and disadvantaged communities that suffer from poor regional air quality during peak period travel times.  
Disclosure Letter: Click here

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Recipient Name: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority  
Project Name: Metro L/Gold Line Eastside Extension Project
Recipient Address: One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 
Project Location: The Washington Boulevard Bridge over the Rio Hondo River is part of the Metro L Line (Gold) Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project that extends the light rail transit line further east from its current terminus at Pomona Bl and Atlantic Bl in East Los Angeles through the cities of Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier. 
Amount Requested: $5,000,000 
Project Description and Justification: The project will serve a densely populated and highly congested study area, by 2042 it is projected that population will increase 11% and employment will increase 25%.
These communities comprise a large, transit dependent population in east Los Angeles County with 34% of the population identified as low-income households and 9% as zero vehicle households. 
The Metro L Line (Gold) Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project is being implemented to improve transit access and mobility by connecting communities of eastern Los Angeles County to Metro's regional transit system. The Project will serve the large number of transit-dependent and low-income populations in the project area and increase access to major employment centers, activity centers, and destinations in the project area and Los Angeles County. 
Disclosure Letter: Click here

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Recipient Name: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Project Name: Los Nietos Sunshine Shuttle Electric Bus Replacement
Recipient Address: One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 
Project Location: Unincorporated Los Nietos, CA 90606. 
Amount Requested: $480,000 
Project Description and Justification: The funding is designated for the acquisition of two electric transit buses for the Sunshine Shuttle service to replace the existing propane cutaways beyond their service life. The project provides community shuttle service in Los Nietos. The Sunshine Shuttle is a 3-route community shuttle system and connects to regional and municipal transit services including LA Metro, Montebello Transit, and Norwalk Transit. Sunshine Shuttle provides Los Nietos and South Whittier area residents access to shopping centers, community centers, medical facilities, parks and recreation areas, libraries, job training and employment sites for Cal-WORKS recipients. 
Disclosure Letter: Click here

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Recipient Name: San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments 
Project Name:
Montebello Boulevard Grade Separation Project
Recipient Address: 4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite A120, Irwindale, CA 91706 
Project Location: The intersection of Montebello Boulevard, the Union Pacific Railroad Los Angeles subdivision mainline tracks, and Olympic Boulevard in Montebello, California 90640. 
Amount Requested: $15,000,000 
Project Description and Justification: Project funding is requested for construction of the Montebello Boulevard Grade Separation Project (Project) at the second most-hazardous crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Los Angeles Subdivision mainline tracks in Los Angeles County. The Project consists of a new roadway underpass on Montebello Boulevard, new railroad bridge, pump station, retaining walls and new vehicle bridge for Olympic Boulevard. The Project is needed to improve crossing safety and alleviate vehicular queuing for motorists and pedestrians and to facilitate the transcontinental movement of goods by rail. 
The current Montebello at-grade crossing has the second-highest crash probability on UPRR tracks in Los Angeles County, according to the Federal Railroad Administration Web Accident Prediction System. The crossing is used by 21,700 vehicles per day, including 41 school buses, 478 passenger buses, and 21 hazmat trucks.  The crossing is blocked by a daily average of 31 freight trains and 12 Metrolink commuter rail trains. The Project will eliminate the potential for vehicle-train collisions and improve safety; eliminate delays for emergency responders; minimize vehicle delays due to train traffic crossing Montebello Boulevard; improve project area traffic and ease area traffic congestion; improve air quality by minimizing idling cars and trucks at the crossing; eliminate train horns and creating noise attenuation along the depressed roadway. The Montebello Boulevard project is the next-to-last grade separation in the comprehensive $1.8 billion ACE Program of 19 grade separations and at-grade crossing safety improvements being implemented by SGVCOG. 
Disclosure Letter: Click here

 

 

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