Member-Designated Transportation Projects

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation in the coming months, building on the 116th Congress’ H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act.

The T&I Committee process for considering member projects is separate from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for considering Community Project Funding requests. Projects that are funded through the surface transportation authorization will be funded directly from the Highway Trust Fund and do not require a separate or subsequent appropriation.

Please note:

  • Representative Frankel will only accept requests for projects within the district, FL-21.
  • 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.
  • The Congresswoman will be required to certify that neither she nor her immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made.
  • A request submitted by Representative Frankel 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 that are 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.

Those projects that are not in the STIP or TIP will require additional documentation, 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.

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.

Projects Requested

To ensure transparency and accountability, the projects Representative Frankel submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are listed in alphabetical order below.

Project Sponsor: Delray Beach
Project Name: Complete Streets Program
Location: Lowson Boulevard from Dover Road to Federal Highway in Delray Beach
Description: Provide bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, and improved vehicle lanes.
Requested Amount: $1,106,269
Signed Certification Letter Stating No Financial Interests

Project Sponsor: Palm Beach County
Project Name: Flavor Pict Road
Location: Palm Beach County
Description: Design, permitting, and other related costs to complete 1.7 miles of new 4-lane roadway and bridge over Florida’s Turnpike as the last link of Flavor Pict Road.
Requested Amount: $4,700,000
Signed Certification Letter Stating No Financial Interests

Project Sponsor: Palm Tran
Project Name: New Public Bus Shelters
Location: Across Palm Beach County
Description: 150 new shelters across Palm Beach County that are critical in delivering quality transportation services to customers, particularly during inclement weather.
Requested Amount: $8,000,000
Signed Certification Letter Stating No Financial Interests

Project Sponsor: South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Project Name: New Tri-Rail Train car
Location: Palm Beach County
Description: Additional funding for the purchase of new rolling stock, including vehicles and equipment to enhance and expand South Florida’s regional transportation system with improved capacity, reliability, efficiency and connectivity.
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Signed Certification Letter Stating No Financial Interests

Project Sponsor: Village of Palm Springs
Project Name: Park Connector Pathway System
Location: Palm Springs
Description: Complete  6.7 miles of an interconnected, pedestrian friendly pathway connecting most of the Village’s parks and recreation facilities, Village Hall, Police and Fire Stations, other neighborhoods and transit stops.
Requested Amount: $854,550
Signed Certification Letter Stating No Financial Interests

Project Sponsor: West Palm Beach
Project Name: Grandview Heights Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Location: Grandview Heights, West Palm Beach
Description: Improvements will include new ADA compliant curb ramps and traffic calming facilities, a reconfigured roundabout, road re-paving, new bicycle lanes, and upgrading pavement markings and signage.
Requested Amount: $1,200,000
Signed Certification Letter Stating No Financial Interests