Rep. Lucy McBath has submitted funding requests to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for community projects in the Sixth District.

Final Submission for Transportation and Infrastructure Community Funding Projects

Project Name

Buford Highway Pedestrian Improvements

Total Amount Requested

$1,528,418.36

Project Location

Intersection of Buford Highway and I-285, Doraville, GA

Project Requester

City of Doraville

Signed Certification Letter


Project Name

The Cumberland Core Loop/Cumberland Multi-Modal Path

Total Amount Requested

$1,700,000

Project Location

Akers Mill Road, Atlanta, GA; Cobb Parkway & Galleria Dr., Atlanta, GA; I-285 Pedestrian     Bridge & The Battery Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Project Requester

Cumberland CID

Signed Certification Letter


Project Name

PATH 400 Trail Extension

Total Amount Requested

$8,445,521

Project Location

East of the State Route 400 Highway, Between southern Sandy Springs City Limit and Johnson Ferry Road

Project Requester

City of Sandy Springs

Signed Certification Letter


Project Name

Phase II Peachtree Creek Greenway

Total Amount Requested

$6,682,500

Project Location

Atlanta/Brookhaven line to North Druid Hills Rd, Brookhaven, GA

Project Requester

City of Brookhaven

Signed Certification Letter


Project Name

SR 120 (Abbotts Bridge Road) Operational and Safety Improvements

Total Amount Requested

$13,800,000

Project Location

State Route 120 (Abbotts Bridge Road) from Parsons Road (West) to Primrose Parkway, Johns Creek, GA

Project Requester

City of Johns Creek

Signed Certification Letter

This year, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure announced it would add a Member-Directed Funding Initiative to the FAST Act reauthorization. Projects that are already included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will be prioritized, however that does not preclude submission of other projects.

Congresswoman McBath encourages state and local transportation and transit agencies and other planning organizations to identify projects that will help advance the goals of the legislation, which include

  • building a safer transportation network
  • increasing access to and strengthening our multi-modal transportation systems
  • reducing carbon pollution and enhancing environmental justice
  • supporting underserved communities;
  • ensuring a State of Good Repair of our nation’s infrastructure.

The Committee will require all Member submissions to include the following information for each project requested:

  • Documentation of whether the project is on the State, Tribal, or territorial transportation improvement program (STIP); and on the metropolitan transportation improvement program (TIP), if applicable;
  • Sources of funding for the full share of the cost of the project beyond the amount requested;
  • Letter(s) of support from the State department of transportation, or local government, transit agency, or other non-Federal sponsor;
  • A description of the process that has been or will be followed to provide an opportunity for public comment on the project;
  • Project phase (e.g. Planning, Final Design, Construction);
  • NEPA category of action (e.g. Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Statement);
  • Status of environmental review;
  • Whether the project has received Federal funding previously, and if so the source and amount;
  • Certification that the Member, their spouse, and other immediate family members do not have a financial interest in the project.

Definitions:

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Each Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) develops its own Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIPs are included in the STIP by reference without modification once approved by the MPO and the Governor, or his designee. Projects include highway, bridge, public transit, bike, pedestrian, railroad, and other improvements.

Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is Georgia’s four-year transportation and capital improvements program. The STIP lists federally-funded transportation projects that are located outside MPO boundaries.

The TIPs are included in the STIP by reference without modification once approved by the MPO and the Governor, or his designee. Projects include highway, bridge, public transit, bike, pedestrian, railroad, and other improvements.