Member Designated Transportation Projects

Member Designated Projects:

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.

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

More information can be found here:

Please note: The Committee’s Member Designated Projects process is separate from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for Community Funding Project requests.


Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Congressman Cohen has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.


Project Sponsor: City of Memphis

Project Name: Memphis 3.0 (Hickory Hill at Winchester)

Project Location: 5930 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38115

Requested Amount: $1,755,454


Project Sponsor: City of Memphis

Project Name: Memphis 3.0 (Kimball at Pendleton)

Project Location: 2778 Kimball Avenue, Memphis, TN 38114

Requested Amount: $3,000,000


Project Sponsor: City of Memphis

Project Name: Mississippi Boulevard Signalized Pedestrian Crossing

Project Location: 998 Mississippi Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38126

Requested Amount: $1,141,440


Project Sponsor: City of Memphis

Project Name: Overton Park Cooper Street Entrance

Project Location: 1930 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

Requested Amount: $1,739,432


Project Sponsor: Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA)

Project Name: MATA Electric Bus Program

Project Location: 1370 Levee Road, Memphis, TN 38108

Requested Amount: $7,000,000


Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Project Name: Elvis Presley Boulevard

Project Location: Elvis Presley Boulevard (from South of Winchester Road to Craft Road), Memphis, TN 38116

Requested Amount: $7,000,000