A part of being in Congress is making sure the federal government is committing enough resources towards our country's transportation infrastructure and to ensure that Utah recieves its fair share when it comes to transportation needs.
Every five to six years, Congress prepares a long range surface transportation bill. The transportation bill authorizes the Federal surface transportation programs for highways, highway safety, and transit. In a letter dated April 2, 2009 from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Chairman Oberstar and ranking member Congressman Mica requested member offices submit high priority projects to the committee to “ensure that the needs of the communities that we represent are full partners in these important programs.”
Below is a link to the list of projects submitted to my office by local communities, transportation agencies, universities, and Utah’s Department of Transportation that I have passed onto the Transportation Committee to be considered for the new surface transportation bill. While only a fraction of these projects will likely be included in the final bill, all of them will be reviewed by the Committee and the U.S. Department of Transportation before being included in the surface transportation bill. See the related document below for more details.