Tlaib Secures $18.7 Million for Michigan’s 13th in House Transportation and Infrastructure Bill

Jun 08, 2021

DETROIT—Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) announced she secured a whopping $18.7 million for Michigan’s 13th congressional district in the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, a $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill introduced last Friday by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Chair Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Chair Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10).

The INVEST Act provides legislative text to the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan and calls for $109 billion in transit investment, with $343 billion allocated for roads, bridges and safety, $109 billion for transit, and $95 billion for passenger and freight rail. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives were invited to submit projects in their districts for consideration to be included the bill. The following of Congresswoman’s Tlaib’s submissions were included in the final text of the bill:

  • Pennsylvania Road Grade Separation, On border of City of Romulus and Huron Township, MI: $15,000,000;
  • Inkster Road Bridge Over the Lower Rouge River—Capital Preventative Maintenance, Inkster, MI $329,600;
  • Pedestrian Improvements on US–12, Wayne, MI: $828,000;
  • Oakland Avenue Road Rehabilitation Project, Highland Park, MI $1,212,169 and;
  • North Beech Daily Road Rehabilitation Project, Dearborn Heights, MI $1,417,226.

“To be able to celebrate advancing much-needed transportation and infrastructure funding for 13th District Strong is one of the most special aspects of representing the community that raised me,” Congresswoman Tlaib said. “We are fortunate that communities all across our district stand to receive these critical funds. I am grateful to my staff for their dedication to submitting a diverse array of projects that will benefit every corner of the 13th, and to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure leadership and staff for including them in the INVEST in America Act. Now, my colleagues and I must all work to ensure this legislation is made into law and many of our crumbling roads and bridges are made things of the past.”

The full list of Member Designated Project submissions Congresswoman Tlaib made can be found here.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is scheduled to markup the INVEST in America Act tomorrow.

The full text of the bill can be found here.

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