Member-Designated Transportation Projects

Member-Designated Transportation Projects

Building on H.R. 2, the “Moving Forward Act,” from the 116th Congress, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is working to advance surface transportation authorization that expires on September 30, 2021. The Committee is also providing an opportunity for Members to submit requests for highway and transit project designations.

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 Transportation and Infrastructure’s project submission process.

The best way to ensure project eligibility for the Northern Mariana Islands is to select projects included in the Territorial Transportation Improvement Program (TTIP), 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 TTIP, additional documentation is required, including verification about whether the project can be added 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 any remaining costs not funded by the Committee.

Transparency

All project requests submitted to the T&I Committee are posted below. Members are required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made.

Projects Requested

In no particular order, listed below are projects submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as requested by the CNMI Department of Public Works and the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority that I support.

Project Sponsor: Department of Public Works
Project Name: Route 36 Phase 1 Construction
Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
Requested Amount: $12,000,000

Project Sponsor: Department of Public Works
Project Name: Route 30 Safety Improvements
Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Project Sponsor: Department of Public Works
Project Name: Route 302 Improvements
Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Project Sponsor: Department of Public Works
Project Name: Route 10 Drainage Improvements and Road Overlay
Location: Rota, Northern Mariana Islands 96951
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Project Sponsor: Department of Public Works
Project Name: Route 205 Road and Drainage Improvements
Location: Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands 96952
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Project Sponsor: Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority
Project Name: A/E Design for the Fixed Route Bus Stops
Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
Requested Amount: $300,000

Project Sponsor: Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority
Project Name: Construction of Bus Transfer Stations at the Northern Marianas College, Paseo De Marianas and Kagman
Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
Requested Amount: $900,000

Project Sponsor: Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority
Project Name: Supply of Maintenance Equipment & Tools for the COTA Maintenance Facility
Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
Requested Amount: $400,000

Project Sponsor: Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority
Project Name: Construction of the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority Bus Covered Parking Facility
Location: Lower Base, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
Requested Amount: $3,000,000

Project Sponsor: Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority
Project Name: Supply & Installation of 187 Bus Stop Shelters on Saipan Public Transit Fixed Route (Flame Tree Line 1 A, Flame Tree Line 1B, Route 2, Route 3 & Route 4)
Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
Requested Amount: $4,500,000

Project Sponsor: Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority
Project Name: Design & Construction of the Rota Transit Maintenance Facility
Location: Rota, Northern Mariana Islands 96951
Requested Amount: $520,000

Project Sponsor: Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority
Project Name: Design & Construction of the Tinian Transit Maintenance Facility
Location: Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands 96952
Requested Amount: $520,000

Project Sponsor: Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority
Project Name: Procurement of Four Rolling Stocks for Rota and Tinian Demand Responsive Services
Location: Rota and Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands 96951, 96952
Requested Amount: $480,000