Soto Announces Project Requests for Upcoming Surface Transportation Authorization Legislation

April 30, 2021
Press Release
The projects were submitted to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration in upcoming surface transportation authorization legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) submitted 11 projects to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration in surface transportation authorization legislation expected to advance this spring. The legislation will build on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which was passed during the 116th Congress.

“The completion of these projects will create good paying jobs while eliminating multiple transportation issues faced by Central Floridians,” said Congressman Soto. “Our community will see reduced traffic, expanded roads, safer intersections for pedestrians, and many more benefits. It is an honor to work with local stakeholders to advocate for solutions in the present and more reliable infrastructure for future generations.”

In March, members were encouraged by the committee to engage with their state’s department of transportation, regional transportation and metropolitan planning organizations, transit agencies, and other local transportation agencies and “consider projects that will help advance the goals of the surface transportation authorization legislation, which include building a safer transportation network, increasing access, strengthening our multi-modal transportation systems, reducing carbon pollution, enhancing environmental justice, supporting underserved communities, and improving state of good repair of our Nation’s infrastructure.” Once notice was received, Congressman Soto and his staff began outreach to relevant parties in Florida’s 9th Congressional District.

As part of the committee’s efforts to ensure transparency, Congressman Soto certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no interest in the projects submitted. For a full list of projects, please visit Congressman Soto’s website.