Transportation Funding Requests

Federal highway and public transportation programs are funded through multi-year surface transportation authorization acts. The current surface transportation program authorization expires on September 30, 2021. The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the “Moving Forward Act,” from the 116th Congress. Member offices had the opportunity to seek highway and transit designations eligible under title 23, United States Code, and chapter 53 of title 49, United States. Project requests were due to the Office of Rep. Dean Phillips on April 15, 2021 and eligible proposals followed these Surface Transportation Authorization guidelines.

After review, the Office of Rep. Dean Phillips submitted the following requests to the House Committiee on Transportation and Infrastrucutre for consideration in the 117th Congress: 

  • Metro Transit 40-foot Electric Buses & Chargers
    Location: Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
    Project Sponsor: Metropolitan Council – Metro Transit
    Requested Amount: $2,832,000
     
  • University of Minnesota Arboretum Access and Egress Improvements
    Location: Chaska, MN
    Project Sponsor: University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
    Requested Amount: $6,000,000
     
  • B & E Line BRT Expansion Project
    Location: Edina, Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, MN
    Project Sponsor: Hennepin County
    Requested Amount: $11,560,000
     
  • METRO Blue Line Extension
    Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
    Project Sponsor: Hennepin County
    Requested Amount: $20,000,000
     
  • Highway 610 Extension
    Location: Maple Grove, MN
    Project Sponsor: City of Maple Grove
    Requested Amount: $33,900,000
     
  • Phase 1: Reconstruction of I-494/35W interchange, MnPASS and access consolidation in Bloomington
    Location: Bloomington, MN
    Project Sponsor: City of Bloomington
    Requested Amount: $50,000,000