Member-Designated Projects

Transportation & Infrastructure

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) will advance surface transportation authorization legislation, which supports critical investments in projects for roads, highways, motor vehicle and motor carrier safety, public transportation, and more. 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 Vela will NOT accept requests for projects outside of TX-34.
  • 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 Vela to the Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.

All requests submitted by Congressman Vela to the T&I Committee are posted below. Congressman Vela has certified that neither he nor his immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made, as required.  

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

1. Project Sponsor: Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA)
     Project Name and Location: East Loop I-69E: Brownsville, Cameron County
     Requested Amount: $5,600,000

2. Project Sponsor: Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA)
     Project Name and Location: SH 550 from FM 1847 to FM 3248: Brownsville, Cameron     County
     Requested Amount: $3,791,528.52

3. Project Sponsor: Cameron County
     Project Name and Location: South Parallel Corridor Phase III from FM 2520 to FM1577: San Benito, Cameron County
     Requested Amount: $6,500,000

4. Project Sponsor: TXDOT
     Project Name and Location: IBTC: Donna and Alamo, Hidalgo County
     Requested Amount: $3,500,000

5. Project Sponsor: TXDOT
     Project Name and Location: US 77: Ricardo, Kleberg County
     Requested Amount: $3,500,000

6. Project Sponsor: TXDOT
     Project Name and Location: IH 69E: Lyford and Sebastian, Willacy County
     Requested Amount: $3,500,000