Member Designated Transportation Projects

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, from the 116th Congress. The Committee is formally accepting requests for projects from House Members as a part of this process.

The Transportation and Infrastructure 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:

  • All project requests are in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District.
  • Only legally-eligible entities, including state and local units of government, are eligible for projects. 
  • Project sponsors must comply with all relevant federal laws and regulations.
  • A request submitted by Congresswoman Watson Coleman to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.
  • Members are required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests they made.

T&I Member Designated Projects to Surface Transportation Legislation 

Project Sponsor: Mercer County
Project Name: Mercer County Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations   
Project Location: 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08650; 300 Scotch Road, Building #1, West Trenton, NJ 08628   
Amount Requested: $454,500.04 


Project Sponsor: Borough of Bound Brook
Project Name: Hamilton Street Plaza Project
Project Location: Main Street and East 2nd Street, Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805
Amount Requested: $1,760,000.00 


Project Sponsor: City of Plainfield
Project Name: Plainfield Road Improvement Project
Project Location: 515 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060
Amount Requested: $1,750,000.00 


Project Sponsor: Borough of Dunellen
Project Name: Dunellen Bikeway and Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Project Location: 355 North Avenue, Dunellen, New Jersey 08812
Amount Requested: $475,722.80 


Project Sponsor: NJ Department of Transportation
Project Name: Route 29 Tunnel Ventilation System
Project Location: Route 29 Tunnel, Trenton, New Jersey 08611
Amount Requested: $2,400,000