LAMB ANNOUNCES 2021 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION MEMBER DESIGNATED SPENDING REQUESTS
(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced the Member Designated Projects that he submitted to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) for consideration in the 2021 surface transportation reauthorization bill. State Departments of Transportation (DOT), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), transit agencies, or local governments were eligible to submit these requests to their member of Congress.
“The projects I submitted today will make our communities safer, strengthen our transportation systems and create jobs in western Pennsylvania,” said Lamb. “Now I will work to get them fully funded.”
The T&I Committee process for considering Member Designated Projects is distinct from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for considering FY22 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests, which will be announced separately in the near future. The T&I Committee, of which Lamb is a member, plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this year.
According to T&I Committee guidance, Member Designated Projects are intended to be “projects that will help advance the goals of the surface transportation authorization legislation, which include building a safer transportation network, increasing access, strengthening our multi-modal transportation systems, reducing carbon pollution, enhancing environmental justice, supporting underserved communities, and improving state of good repair of our Nation’s infrastructure.”
In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Lamb has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.
Visit Lamb’s website for a full list of the projects submitted for consideration to T&I for PA-17.