Member Designated Requests

Transportation and Infrastructure Member Designated Projects

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the “Moving Forward Act,” from the 116th Congress. The T&I Committee is accepting member designated projects for inclusion in this year’s surface transportation reauthorization.

Note: This is a separate process from The Committee on Appropriations’ Community Project Funding requests.


Project Eligibility

Capital projects eligible under title 23, United States Code, and chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, are eligible for funding requests under T&I’s project submission process. 

To ensure project eligibility, projects must be included on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) or Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Projects included on the STIP or TIP already have been certified as eligible for FHWA or FTA funding and do not require further verification of eligibility. 

For projects not on the STIP or TIP, additional documentation is required, including: verification whether the project can be added to the STIP or TIP in a reasonable timeframe if the funding request is included in the legislation; whether the project is on a long-range transportation plan; and verification of eligibility for the proposed activity under title 23 or chapter 53 of title 49 by the relevant federal agency.

Further, project sponsors must demonstrate the ability to fully obligate any funds provided within the obligation window and a proven ability to finance the remaining costs not funded by the Committee, as well as the required non-federal cost share.



All requests submitted by Representative Casten to the T&I Committee are posted below. Additionally, as required, Rep. Casten certified that he nor his immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made. 


Projects Requested

Representative Casten submitted the following projects for consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee: 


Project Sponsor: DuPage County

Project Name: East Branch DuPage River Trail

Location: Lombard, IL 60148

Requested Amount: $1,200,000 


Project Sponsor: Pace Suburban Bus

Project Name: Purchase of Property Adjacent to Pace River Division

Location: 975 S. State St, Elgin, IL 60123

Requested Amount: $5,000,000


Project Sponsor: Kane County

Project Name: Randall and Hopps Road Intersection

Location: Randall and Hopps Roads, Elgin, IL 60123

Requested Amount: $5,000,000


Project Sponsor: McHenry County

Project Name: Randall Road from Alexandra Blvd to Polaris Dr/Acorn Ln

Location: Randall Road from Acorn Ln (Lake in the Hills, IL 60156) to Alexandra Blvd (Algonquin Township, IL 60014)

Requested Amount: $2,000,000


Project Sponsor: DuPage County

Project Name: Roosevelt and Naperville Road Intersection

Location: Roosevelt and Naperville Roads, Wheaton, IL 60187

Requested Amount: $4,800,000


Project Sponsor: Village of South Elgin

Project Name: Spring Street Resurfacing

Location: Spring Street from McLean Blvd to IL Route 31, South Elgin, IL 60177

Requested Amount: $171,264 


Project Sponsor: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Project Name: West Branch DuPage River Trail Connection from West DuPage Woods Forest Preserve to Blackwell Forest Preserve

Location: West Chicago, IL 60185

Requested Amount: $500,000


Project Sponsor: Lake County

Project Name: Quentin Road Bike Path

Location: Quentin Road from Old McHenry Road (Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047) to Ensell Road (Lake Zurich, IL 60047)

Requested Amount: $1,000,000