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Transportation and Infrastructure Member Designated Projects

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 Quigley will NOT accept requests for projects outside of IL-05.
  • 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 Quigley 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 Quigley 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 five projects Congressman Quigley has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee:

 

CTA – Blue Line’s Irving Park Stop

  • CTA’s All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Strategic Plan is a blueprint for making all of CTA's rail stations fully accessible to all customers. The ASAP plan includes the rehabilitation and/or replacement of all 160+ existing station elevators, as well as enhancements to rail system signage and wayfinding to make it easier and more intuitive for people who are deaf, blind, and visually impaired. This project would help facilitate badly needed improvements at the Irving Park stop on the Blue Line, including the addition of two new station houses equipped with customer assistance kiosks. The Irving Park Station project enjoys wide support from the disability community, including Access Living, in addition to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Transit Authority President and Board.
  • The project sponsor for this project is the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the project is located at the Irving Park CTA Station on 4131 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613.
  • Requested Amount: $4,330,000
  • For more information on this project, please see the project’s entry on the Transportation Improvement Program HERE.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial conflict disclosure letter.

 

PACE – Cermark Road

  • Cermak Road is one of the corridors with the heaviest bus ridership in Pace’s Bus service area and is a top priority for the construction of a Pulse (rapid transit) Line between Cicero and Wheaton. Transit signal priority (TSP) creates shorter travel times for bus riders because it allows buses to communicate with traffic signals. This project will implement TSP on Cermak Road in western Cook and eastern DuPage Counties to help make public transit on this route safe, efficient, and reliable. When we invest in public transportation, it creates greater incentives for commuters to use transit, helping to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, create job access for those most in need, and drive economic development for local businesses.
  • The project sponsor for this project is Pace and the project is located on Cermak Road in Westchester, IL 60154; Oak Brook, IL 60523; and Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.
  • Requested Amount: $390,000
  • For more information on this project, please see the project’s entry on the Transportation Improvement Program HERE.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial conflict disclosure letter.

 

606 Multiuse Trail

  • This project extends the multiuse trail known as The 606 from Ashland Avenue to Elston Avenue, a distance of approximately 1050 feet, in order to provide a safe connection between the east and west sides of the Kennedy Expressway and UP Railroad tracks. The 606 will be located below the Kennedy Bridge and under the UP Railroad tracks. The existing conditions require that current users of The 606 must use sidewalks on Ashland Avenue or travel on Paulina Street, which has no bike lanes, to get to Cortland Street, the closest street with designated bike lanes. The intersection at Cortland Street and Ashland Avenue is a particular challenge, as it is under the Kennedy Expressway viaduct and Metra bridges.
  • The project sponsor for this project is Cook County and the project is located at 1800 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 & 60642.
  • Requested Amount: $1,500,000
  • For more information on this project, please see the project’s entry on the Transportation Improvement Program HERE.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial conflict disclosure letter.

 

Rehabilitative Resurfacing of Ill 64 North Ave - I-294 to Harlem Ave & N Frontage Rd - 7th Ave to 5th Ave

  • The project consists of rehabilitative resurfacing and replacing non-compliant curb ramps to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The resurfacing will address the pavement condition and prolong the lifespan of the existing pavement while the proposed curb ramp work will enhance accessibility for non-motorized users with disabilities.
  • The project sponsor for this project is the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) D1 Hwys and the project is located Ill 64 North Ave - I-294 to Harlem Ave & N Frontage Rd - 7th Ave to 5th Ave (Elmwood Park, IL 60707; Melrose Park, IL 60160; Northlake, IL 60164; River Forest, IL 60305; and River Grove, IL 60171).
  • Requested Amount: $7,920,000
  • For more information on this project, please see the project’s entry on the Transportation Improvement Program HERE.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial conflict disclosure letter.

 

Rehabilitative Resurfacing of Belmont Avenue - 25th Ave to W of Elm St, Franklin Park

  • The project consists of rehabilitative resurfacing and replacing non-compliant curb ramps to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The resurfacing will address the pavement condition and prolong the lifespan of the existing pavement while the proposed curb ramp work will enhance accessibility for non-motorized users with disabilities.
  • The project sponsor for this project is the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the project is located on Belmont Avenue – 25th Avenue to West of Elm St, Franklin Park, IL 60131.
  • Requested Amount: $588,000
  • For more information on this project, please see the project’s entry on the Transportation Improvement Program HERE.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial conflict disclosure letter.