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Member-Designated Transportation Project Requests

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure announced March 3, 2021, that the Committee will accept requests for Member Designated Projects to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization legislation under a reformed process that includes new transparency measures.

Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Napolitano has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that are currently under review. The Committee has informed every Member that a limited number of these requests will be funded.
Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

Access Services – Access Services (Los Angeles County) accessible fleet electrification pilot project - $3.1M

3449 Santa Anita Avenue
El Monte, CA 91734-1728

This project proposes to purchase accessible electric paratransit vehicles and charging infrastructure and to conduct pilot testing in Access’ service region of Los Angeles County Eastern Region (San Gabriel Valley) to understand the vehicle characteristics, operational characteristics, HVAC requirements, vehicle maintenance and training requirements, as well as the impacts to dispatching software.  The charging facilities will be located in El Monte.

Azusa - Arrow Highway Raised Median Installation Project - $3M

Arrow Highway from Azusa Avenue to Citrus Avenue,
Azusa, CA 91702

The Arrow Highway Raised Median Installation Project will install concrete raised median islands along Arrow Highway from 500 feet west of Azusa Avenue to just east of Citrus Avenue. The project will also include resurfacing the existing roadway with rubberized asphalt, upgrading traffic striping and pavement markings, and repairing curb ramps and sidewalks to improve pedestrian access. Finally, the medians will include drought tolerant landscaping creating a more relaxing setting while also reducing surface temperatures by reducing asphalt areas and adding more trees to shade the asphalt pavement. The median islands will improve motorist safety by reducing the likelihood of head-on collisions and acting as a refuge for pedestrians that may choose to jaywalk.

Baldwin Park – Francisquito Avenue Metrolink Rail crossing improvements - $2.3M

13767 Francisquito Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

The Francisquito Avenue Metrolink At-Grade Safety Improvements will increase pedestrian safety by installing sidewalks, pedestrian gates, pedestrian lighting and safety and warning signage.  Increases in vehicular safety and mobility will be achieved by installing quad gate arms and a synchronized signal pre-emption system that coordinates traffic flows at this and adjacent intersections.

Covina – Quiet Zone and grade crossing safety improvements throughout city - $3M

600 N. Citrus Avenue
Covina, CA 91732

This project would fund grade crossing safety improvements along Metrolink’s rail line in the city in order to also have quiet zones.  They would like to perform this work at 12 existing railroad crossings within Covina.  

Covina – Grade Crossing Safety Improvements Along Metrolink Corridor - 2.2M

600 N. Citrus Avenue
Covina, CA 91732

This project would fund grade crossing safety improvements along Metrolink’s rail line in the city. This is a heavily used rail line near schools, homes and businesses. The grade crossings have thousands of cars, pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the tracks every day. There are much needed safety improvements at these crossings.

Duarte - Donald & Bernice Watson Multi-Use Pathway Improvement Project - $1.225M

1600 Royal Oaks Dr.
Duarte, CA 91010

The project will rebuild and improve the 1.6-mile pathway for bikes and pedestrians as it is heavily used and has fallen into disrepair.  This pathway is the only major east/west separated pathway that provides a connection to the northern entrance of the 38-mile-long San Gabriel River Bikeway, and provides a direct access point to that, and an expanded set of regional active transportation facilities such as the Emerald Necklace and Rio Hondo River bicycle pathways, and the Whittier Greenway Trail.  The project further connects to Royal Oaks Park at the easternmost end of the pathway, which serves as the only park space in the northern part of the city, and provides recreation activities and open space for families of all ages. 

El Monte – Parkway Drive and Merced Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements - $2.6 million

Parkway Drive and Fineview Street,
El Monte, CA 91732

The Project will implement bicycle/pedestrian improvements along Parkway Drive and Merced Street in El Monte California. The City of El Monte envisions a well-connected, multimodal corridor that offers convenient and comfortable active transportation options to the community. The Project will construct 2 miles of two-way Class IV cycle tracks with landscape median buffers with high-visibility crosswalks, median curb extensions, and signage. The enhancements will reduce the vehicle travel lanes to physically and visually narrow the road, resulting in a calmer traffic and slower speeds. The Project is located within a fully disadvantaged community benefitting over 14,000 residents, including 2,500 elementary and high school students. The Project includes portions of the Safe Routes to School routes. Proposed improvements will reduce speeds, increase safety and awareness, reduce the number of vehicular collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists, and create a new green space.

Foothill Transit – Transit Zero Emission Bus Program  - $3 million

100 S. Vincent Ave
West Covina, CA 91790

The project would purchase zero emissions double deck buses in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys of Los Angeles County.  These highly visible innovative buses will meet the multiple objectives of zero emissions, increased passenger capacity and enhanced rider experience, all of which will encourage public transit use.  One double deck coach can carry 80 passengers compared with the 38-rider capacity for a 40-foot CNG bus.  Moving more people without increasing traffic congestion or greenhouse gases will be a game changer for Southern California and for public transit across the nation.

Glendora – San Dimas Wash and the Big Dalton Wash Bike and pedestrian trails - $2.36M

1381 S. Sunflower Ave
Glendora, CA 91740

The project will build bike and pedestrian trails in the San Dimas Wash and the Big Dalton Wash. The San Dimas Wash would connect Louie Pompei Memorial Sports Complex, Glendora Marketplace, Arrow High School, Gladstone Park, and the businesses along Arrow Highway. This would provide safe space for families to recreate as well as a viable east-west active transportation facility where none currently exists. The Big Dalton Wash portion would connect the Crowther Teen and Family Center, Dalton Park, and South Hills Park. This section would provide needed opens space access for residents in Azusa, Charter Oak, and Glendora.

L.A. County – Amar Road in unincorporated West Puente Valley -$3M

14120 Amar Rd.
La Puente, CA 91746

This project will provide 2.5 miles of complete streets improvements along Amar Road between Baldwin Park Blvd and Unruh Avenue within the unincorporated community of West Puente Valley and the Cities of Industry and La Puente. The improvements include but are not limited to raised medians, landscaping, resurfacing, community monuments, updated street lighting, underground utilities, bike lanes, and crosswalk upgrades.

L.A. Metro – Metro Micro transit in the El Monte region - $1M

3449 Santa Anita Ave
El Monte, CA 91731

The funds would be used for the Metro Micro transit project which provides on-demand shared ride service for short trips within designated service zones in the El Monte Zone.  The technology behind Metro Micro enables riders to plan entire trips — both Metro Micro and their bus and train ride – using real-time booking through a single mobile app, internet browser or Metro’s call center.  Riders pay $1 for this trip. The rides can than take this shuttle from a bus or transit station to any location in the cities of El Monte,  South El Monte, Industry, Rosemead, Baldwin Park, and Temple City.

La Verne – Bicycle and Pedestrian Project on Puddingstone Drive  - $1M

1524 Puddingstone Dr
La Verne, CA 91750

The project will construct Class I and II bike lanes along Puddingstone Drive from Bonelli Park Trail to the west and Fairplex Drive to the east. The project will also include Class II bike lanes and sidewalk gap closures near the University of La Verne and the upcoming La Verne Gold Line Metro Station to complete the active transportation network.

The range of proposed enhancements will not only significantly improve the bicycle infrastructure within the City of La Verne, but strengthen regional connectivity by closing gaps in an integrated bike network spanning the northeastern San Gabriel Valley. This project will improve safety and mobility for non-motorized users, support alternative transportation and increase bicycle access to neighboring cities, regional job centers, community facilities and universities. The improvements will enhance access to regional transit facilities and bus stops along major east-and-west north-and-south corridors throughout the community.

Pomona Valley Transit Authority –   Clean Community Smart Ride project - $500,000

2120 Foothill Boulevard, Suite 116
La Verne, California 91750

The project would purchase an electric powered 15-passenger shuttle, charging system and required electrical infrastructure for their four city Dial-a-ride system that serves the cities of Pomona, La Verne, San Dimas and Claremont.

San Dimas – Arrow Highway road and sidewalk reconstruction - $1.6M

327 W Arrow Highway
San Dimas, CA 91773

This project will include asphalt pavement reconstruction and rehabilitation, installation of ADA curb ramps, replacement of concrete sidewalk, replacement of curb and gutter, and restriping.

San Gabriel Valley COG – Turnbull Canyon Grade Separation - $3M

901 Turnbull Canyon Rd
Industry, CA 91745

The Project will grade separate a hazardous roadway-rail crossing through construction of a new roadway overcrossing on Turnbull Canyon Road at the Union Pacific Railroad mainline tracks in the City of Industry and unincorporated community of Hacienda Heights. The project will also include a separate ADA-compliant pedestrian bridge overcrossing. 

The Turnbull Canyon Road project is the final grade separation project in the comprehensive $1.8 billion Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Program of 19 grade separations and safety improvements being implemented by SGVCOG.

Southern California Association of Governments – Highways to Boulevards Study for the entire SoCal Region - $480,000

900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700,
Los Angeles, CA 90017

SCAG proposes a Highways to Boulevards Regional Study to identify and evaluate urban highways within the SCAG region, particularly those intersecting with Environmental Justice Areas, Disadvantaged Communities, and/or Communities of Concern, to identify candidates for conversion to city streets or capping projects. This will free up additional land for affordable housing, parks, or green spaces with complete streets features.

West Covina – Azusa Avenue Pedestrian Handicap Accessibility & Signal Synchronization Improvements Project - $3 million

1341 S Azusa Ave
West Covina, CA 91791

This project is for pedestrian handicap accessibility & signal synchronization improvements along Azusa Avenue, which includes preparation and implementation of a self-evaluation and an ADA Transition Plan as well as signal synchronization and improvements. The project will identify existing obstacles limiting accessibility and describes steps that are to be taken to ensure that facilities and elements within the public right of way are made accessible to all individuals. The proposed section of Azusa Avenue is approximately four miles long and will begin at West Badillo Street and end south of Amar Road. The project includes both the ADA transition plan and a phased construction of the improvements and/or rehabilitation of the identified elements along Azusa Avenue.