CA-28 2021 Transportation Reauthorization Community Project Funding Requests

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will advance surface transportation authorization legislation this year and will accept projects submissions from all U.S. House members for consideration. This process is separate and distinct from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for considering Community Project Funding requests.

Transparency

As part of the reformed process to ensure transparency in this process, all requests submitted by Rep. Schiff are posted below and will also be posted with all other Member Designated Project submissions on the Committee’s website after the deadline. Per the new requirements, Rep. Schiff has also certified that neither he nor his immediate family have a financial interest in any of the project submissions. You can read more about the new requirements to ensure transparency, accountability, and oversight here.

Project Requirements

The Committee requires 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

Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Rep. Adam Schiff has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from California's 28th District.

5 & 134 Freeway Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charging Network

  • Location of the project: Interstate 5 and State Route 134 freeway corridor in Burbank, CA (charging stations will be installed as suitable locations are identified)
  • Project sponsor: City of Burbank
  • Amount requested: $500,000
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • The funding is designated for the expanded installation of electric vehicle fast charging stations along the I-5 & SR-134 Freeway corridors for use by commuters, visitors, and residents. The project is anticipated to promote widespread EV registrations in the City of Burbank and throughout the region, expand the infrastructure for Residential, Commercial, and Public Charging, and reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution in the City of Burbank. 

Olive/Magnolia Bridge Safety Barrier Rail Project

  • Location of project: Olive Bridge (Olive/First St to approximately Olive/Lake St.) and Magnolia Bridge (Magnolia/First St to Magnolia/Varney St.)
  • Project sponsor: City of Burbank
  • Amount requested: $2,000,000
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • The funding is designated for the modernization of vehicular barriers and pedestrian railings on the Olive and Magnolia Avenue Bridges. The project is anticipated to increase vehicular and pedestrian safety, especially along the Magnolia Bridge.

Broadway Rehabilitation Project

  • Location of the project: Broadway between San Fernando Road and S. Central Avenue; Kenilworth Avenue between Broadway and W. Wilson Avenue. Both projects in Glendale, CA, 91203 and 91204.
  • Project sponsor: City of Glendale
  • Amount requested: $2,008,000
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • The funding is designated for the surface grinding and pavement of road, removal and repair of concrete improvements, such as sidewalks and driveways, removal and replacement of deteriorated traffic striping and pavement markings, which includes installation of advanced shared roadway green bicycle markings, and traffic signal modifications. The project is anticipated to improve safety for all modes of transportation and provide access to the Downtown Glendale area for underserved community constituents, as well as neighboring communities and all City visitors alike. As part of this project, approximately 5,000 recycled tires will be used, reducing the amount of scrap rubber tires buried in landfills and impacting the environment. Finally, signal modifications will improve traffic flow and access along surface streets, reducing traffic delays and travel time and lowering fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.

Fiscal Year 2021-22 Community Beautification Project

  • Location of the project: near the Ventura Freeway in the City of Glendale, CA. The project includes improvements of Concord Street between Fairmont Avenue and W. Glenoaks Boulevard, Patterson Avenue between Concord Street and Easterly Terminus, and Greydale Avenue between Patterson Avenue and Northerly Terminus, within zip codes 91202 and 91203. The Project also includes storm drain improvements on Acacia Avenue between Boynton Street and S. Adams Street, within zip code 91205. 
  • Project sponsor: City of Glendale
  • Amount requested: $2,400,000
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • The funding is designated for the surface grinding and pavement of road, removal and repair of concrete improvements, such as sidewalks and driveways, removal and replacement of deteriorated traffic striping and pavement markings, which includes installation of advanced shared roadway green bicycle markings, and sanitary sewer and storm drain improvements. The project is anticipated to improve safety and access for all modes of transportation, while encouraging walking and biking to nearby local schools and community parks, benefiting underserved community constituents, as well as neighboring communities and all city visitors alike. As part of this project, approximately 4,300 recycled tires will be used, reducing the amount of scrap rubber tires buried in landfills and impacting the environment. Finally, sewer and drain improvements will prevent surface flooding and improve roadway safety for all modes of transportation.

Beverly and Robertson Boulevards Complete Street Improvements

  • Location of the project: Beverly and Robertson Blvds., within city limits of West Hollywood, CA. Primarily in zipcode 90046.
  • Project sponsor: City of West Hollywood
  • Amount requested: $3,000,000
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • The funding is designated for pedestrian safety improvements, accessibility upgrades, upgraded street furniture, electric vehicle charging stations, and smart city infrastructure like municipal fiber optic cables and autonomous vehicle ready smart nodes.  Reconstruction of the roadway along both segments will allow for new curb extensions reducing crossing distances, wider sidewalks, in-roadway warning lighting at midblock crosswalks, upgraded roadway and pedestrian lighting, medians, new bicycle lanes and parking, stormwater management, and landscaping. The project is anticipated to improve traffic safety, strengthen the local economy, encourage a shift towards sustainable active transportation, and futureproof local infrastructure.

Soundwall Phase V - Segments S301 and S303

  • Location of project: Along the 210-interstate highway, within La Cañada Flintridge, CA  91011. The specific segments would be just west of the 2 Freeway and just north of Hilldale Drive, on the south side of the 210 freeway.
  • Project sponsor: City of La Cañada Flintridge
  • Amount requested: $3,600,000
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • The funding is designated for design and construction of soundwalls, segments S301 and S303, along the 210-interstate highway within the City’s limits. The project is anticipated to reduce traffic noise levels by a minimum of 5 dBA and exposure to toxins and emissions generated by traffic on the I-210 freeway in the forms of PM2.5 and PM10.

Flint Canyon Trail Repair/Restoration

  • Location of the project: Flint Canyon Trail (between Cherry Canyon Park and Hahamongna Watershed Park), Berkshire Place, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011.
  • Project sponsor: City of La Cañada Flintridge
  • Amount requested: $4,800,000
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • The funding is designated for the development of a permanent stabilization solution for the erosion affecting the Flint Canyon Trail. The project is anticipated to provide support for this habitat and for the trail and will prevent washouts of significant material into nearby Devil’s Gate Reservoir.

Melrose Avenue Complete Street Improvements

  • Location of project: Melrose Ave. from San Vicente Blvd. to the East City Limit at Croft Ave., West Hollywood, CA. Primarily in zip code 90069.
  • Project sponsor: City of West Hollywood
  • Amount requested: $4,944,149
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • The funding is designated for pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements, accessibility upgrades, place making features, upgraded street furniture, electric vehicle charging stations, and smart city infrastruc-ture like municipal fiber optic cables and autonomous vehicle ready smart nodes. Reconstruction of the roadway will improve sidewalks, curb extensions, roadway and pedestrian lighting, bicycle parking and markings, stormwater management, and landscaping. The project is anticipated to improve traffic safety, strengthen the local economy, encourage mode shift towards sustainable active transportation, and prepare futureproof local infrastructure.