California Institute Special Report

PDF Version FY 2010 House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations

Special Report: House FY2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations and California Implications - August 2009


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Transit Administration

Federal Highway Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Federal Railroad Administration

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT


On July 23, 2009, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3288 (H.Rpt.111-218), the FY2010 Appropriations for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies. The vote was 256 to 168. Overall, the FY 2010 bill provides $123.1 billion in base budgetary resources, which is $53 million below the President's request and $14.3 billion (or 13 percent) above the FY 2009 level, excluding the Recovery Act funding.

The following is a quick analysis of the bill from a California perspective prepared by the California Institute. The ordering of items generally reflects their appearance in the bill and does not mean to imply any relative importance.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

The bill provides $3.5 billion, matching the request and $500,000 above FY2009, for airport modernization, safety and efficiency grants.

$2.9 billion, equal to the request and $183 million above 2009, including $785 million, was provided for the modernization of the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control system.

Aviation Safety Programs: $1.2 billion, $15.4 million above the request and $67.2 million above 2009, including $9.5 million to hire additional flight standard inspectors and $4.5 million to hire additional aircraft certification inspection staff

California-Specific Congressionally Designated Projects: Federal Aviation Administration

             Terminal Air Traffic Facilities – San Francisco, CA - $21,000,000

             Airport Improvement Program – Imperial County Airport Feasibility Study, Imperial County, CA – $100,000 (requested by Rep. Filner)

             Facilities and Equipment:

             - Runway 36L Glide Slope Napa County Airport, CA - $280,000 (requested by Rep. Thompson)

             - Castle Airport Instrument Landing System, CA - $520,000 (requested by Rep. Cardoza)


Federal Transit Administration

The FY2010 bill provides $10.48 billion to the Federal Transit Administration, $148 million above the request and $352 million above 2009, including:

             New Construction at $1.83 billion, equal to the President's Request and $18.1 million above 2009, for Capital Investment Grants for commuter rail or other light rail systems

             Transit Formula Grants for $8.34 billion, equal to the President's Request and $182.6 million above 2009, for Formula and Bus Grants for on-going capital and operating needs of urban and rural transit systems, including funding for new buses, stations, intermodal facilities, and technology improvements.

California-Specific Congressionally Designated Projects: Federal Transit Administration

 - Capital Investment Grants:

             Livermore-Amador Route 10 BRT, Livermore, CA - $79,000 (requested by Rep. Tauscher)

             Los Angeles-Wilshire Blvd Bus Only-Lane, Los Angeles, CA - $13,558,474 (requested by Rep. Watson)

             Metro Express Airport Way Corridor BRT Project San Joaquin, CA - $2,808,825 (requested by Rep. Cardoza and Rep. McNemey)

             Metro Goldline East Side Expansion, Los Angeles, CA - $9,582,551 (requested by Rep. Roybal-Allard)

             Metro Rapid Bus System Gap Closure, Los Angeles, CA - $23,326

             Monterey Bay Rapid Transit Monterey, CA - $2,830,042

             Sacramento South Corridor Phase II (FFGA) Sacramento, CA - $40,000,000 (requested by Rep. Matusi)

             San Bernardino E Street Corridor sbX BRT, San Bernardino, CA - $32,370,000 (requested by Reps. Baca, Miller, Gary)

             San Diego-Mid-City Rapid San Diego, CA - $2,359,850

- Buses and Bus Facilities:

             Alternative Fuel Solano Express Bus Replacement Solano, CA - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Miller)

             Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Anaheim, CA - $725,000 (requested by Reps. Sanchez, Miller)

             Brawley Transfer Terminal Transit Station, Brawley, CA - $300,000 (requested by Rep. Filner)

             City of Belflower Bus Shelters, CA - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Roybal-Allard)

             City of Corona Dial A Ride Bus Replacement - $208,000 (requested by Rep. Calvert)

             City of Hawaiian Gardens Bus Shelters - $200,000 (requested by Rep. Sanchez)

             City of Whittier Bus Shelters - $450,000 (requested by Rep. Sanchez)

             Ed Roberts Campus Bus and Bus Facilities Berkeley, CA - $250,000 (requested by Rep. Lee)

             Los Angeles Central Avenue Streetscape Bus Shelters and Lighting - $650,000 (requested by Rep. Becerra)

             McBean Regional Transit Center Park and Ride Facility - $300,000 (requested by Rep. McKeon)

             Monrovia Station Square Transit Village - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Dreier)

             Municipal Transit Operators Coalition (MTOC) bus/bus facility improvement project - $400,000

             Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center Improvements Santa Fe, Springs - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Napolitano)

             Palmdale Transportation Center Train Platform Extension Palmdale, CA - $200,000 (requested by Rep. McKeon)

             Regional Transportation Management Systems San Diego - $800,000 (requested by Rep. Davis)

             Riverside Transit Agency Bus Replacement Program - $1,400,000 (requested by Rep. Calvert)

             San Joaquin Regional Opperations Facility Construction $500,000 (requested by Reps. McNerney, Cardoza)

             San Jose High Volume Bus Step Upgrades Santa Clara County - $600,000 (requested by Rep. Honda)

             South Bay Regional Intermodal Transit Centers - $800,000 (requested by Rep. Harman)

             Sunline Transit Agency Para-transit Buses and Commuter Coaches - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Bono Mack)

             Union City Intermodal Station Phases 1c and 2 - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Stark)

             Vacaville Intermodal Station Phase 2 - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Miller)

             VTA Renewable Energy Conversion Project, San Jose - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Lofgren)

             Alternatives Analysis Downtown LA Streetcar Environmental Review - $250,000 (requested by Rep. Roybal-Allard)

 - Capital Improvement Grants

             Berkeley-Oakland-San Leandro Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Improvements Project in Alameda - $1,000,000 (requested by Reps. Lee, Stark)

             Perris Valley Line - $5,000,000 (requested by Rep. Bono Mack, Calvert)

             Third Street Light Rail Central Subway Project - $4,000,000 (requested by Rep. Pelosi)


Federal Highway Administration

The bill provides $41.1 billion, the same as the request and $407 million above 2009, to improve and repair aging highway infrastructure.

California-Specific Congressionally Designated Projects: Federal Highway Administration

 - Federal Lands- Public Lands Highway:

             Chula Vista Nature Center Road Repavement Project, Chula Vista - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Filner)

             Doyle Drive Replacement San Francisco, CA - $2,000,000 (requested by Rep. Pelosi)

             Forest Highway 171 Widening Butte County, California - $2,000,000 (requested by Rep. Herger)

             Fort Baker Transportation Improvements - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Woolsey)

             I-15 Devore Interchange Improvements San Bernardino, CA - $1,500,000 (requested by Rep. Drier)

             Needles Highway in Needles, San Bernardino County, CA - $1,000,000 (requested by Rep. Lewis)

 -Interstate Maintenance:

             Bob Hope/I-10 Interchange Project, CA - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Bono Mack)

             Cherry Ave/I-10 Interchange San Bernardino County - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Baca)

             I-10 at Grove and 4th street Interchange and Grove Ave. Corridor Project City of Ontario, CA - $950,000 (requested by Rep. Baca)

             I-15 Baseline Rd Interchange Improvements, Rancho Cucamonga, CA - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Dreier)

             I-215/University Parkway Interchange in San Bernardino - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Lewis)

             I-580 Corridor Improvements - $1,000,000 (requested by Reps. Tauscher, McNerney)

             I-805 Managed Lanes San Diego - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Davis)

             Interchange at I-5 and French Camp Road and Arch-Sperry Rd Construction - $800,000 (requested by Rep. McNerney)

             Ranchero Road Corridor Project - $1,000,000 (requested by Rep. Lewis)

             Safety and Seismic Upgrades to the Shoemake Bridge City of Long Beach - $1,000,000 (requested by Rep. Richardson)

             San Diego Freeway I-5 Widening and Improvement - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Calvert)

             San Diego Freeway Interstate 405 Improvements - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Rohrabacher)

             SR-56 to I-5 Interchange Connector, San Diego - $1,000,000 (requested by Rep. Bilbray)

- Surface Transportation Priorities

             23/101 Freeway Interchange Project - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Gallegly)

             Alameda Corridor East Grade Separations, Riverside County, CA - $750,000 (requested by Reps. Calvert, Bono Mack)

             Atlantic Blvd South - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Roybal-Allard)

             Bradley Ave/SR-67 Interchange $400,000 Hunter

             Garfield Ave Improvements (Gage Avenue to Ferguson Dr) - $500,000 (requested by Roybal-Allard)

             International Drive Extension/Folsom South Canal Bridge CA - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Lungren)

             Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail - $800,000 (requested by Rep. Farr)

             Pedestrian, ADA and Safety Improvements on Mather Field Rd. Rancho Cordova, CA - $200,000 (requested by Rep. Matsui)

             Potrero Boulevard/SR 60 Interchange in Beaumont, San Bernardino, CA - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Lewis)

             Rosencrans Ave/405 Freeway Ramp Widening Project, Hawthorne - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Waters)

             Seventh Standard Road Grade Separation Project - $400,000 (requested by Rep. McCarthy)

             SR 25 East/West Improvements San Diego, CA - $400,000 (requested by Rep. Hunter)

             State Route 180 East, CA - $800,000 (requested by Rep. Costa)

             Tuolumne River Regional Park Gateway Trail System - $350,000 (requested by Rep. Cardoza)

             Westlake Transit Improvements - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Becerra)

             Yucca Loma Bridge/Interstate 15 Congestion Relief Project - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Lewis)

- Transportation and Community System Preservation:

             Bristol Street Widening Santa Ana - $350,000 (requested by Rep. Sanchez)

             California State Route 119 Widening Project - $400,000 (requested by Rep. McCarthy)

             Echo Park/Sunset Boulevard Streetscape Beautification - $600,000 (requested by Rep. Becerra)

             Preservation El Dorado and Bromwich Sidewalk Improvements - $550,000 (requested by Rep. Berman)

             I-5 Santa Clarita Los Angeles Gateway Improvement Project - $750,000 (requested by Rep. McKeon)

             Nordahl Bridge Widening at SR-78 San Marcos - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Bilbray)

             Park Street Pedestrian Safety Transportation Improvement Alameda, CA - $300,000 (requested by Rep. Stark)

             Rice Avenue Interchange at U.S. Highway 101 Ventura County - $700,000 (requested by Rep. Capps)

             Rutherford Cross Road Roundabout, CA - $600,000 (requested by Rep. Thompson)

             SFGO San Francisco, CA - $255,000 (requested by Rep. Pelosi)

             Sidewalk Construction Ashland, Cherryland and Castro Valley Community in Alameda Co. - $600,000 (requested by Rep. Lee)

             State Route 99 Interchange Improvement Project, CA - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Lungren)

             State Route 71 Expansion for SR-60 to I-10 Pomona, CA - $300,000 (requested by Rep. Napolitano)


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

$867 million was provided for the programs of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the same as the request and $11.2 million above 2009.

Federal Railroad Administration

$1.5 billion was provided to Amtrak, matching the request and $10 million below 2009, to support the national passenger rail system.

$4 billion, $3 billion above the request and $4 billion above 2009, was provided to High Speed/Intercity Passenger Rail Grants for states or Amtrak for high speed/intercity passenger rail to create a 21st Century passenger rail system that reduces congestion and environmental impacts.

$64 million, $30 million above the request, and $30.2 million above 2009, was provided for passenger and freight railroad research and development. The increase will enable FRA to conduct research into high speed rail and advanced diesel locomotive design.

California-Specific Congressionally Designated Projects: Rail/High Speed Rail Corridors/Grade Crossings on Designated High Speed Rail Corridors:

             Alta Commuter Express Alignment Project - $300,000 (requested by Reps. Cardoza and McNerney)

             Metrolink Sealed Corridor Grade Crossing Improvements, Los Angeles, Ventura Subdivision - $400,000 (requested by Rep. Sherman)

             Simi Valley Moor Park Ventura Subdivision grade crossing improvements Metrolink, CA- $750,000 (requested by Rep. Gallegy)

             Sacramento Intermodal Transportation Facility Rail Line Relocation - $750,000 (requesteds by Rep. Matsui)

             San Gabriel Trench Project - $500,000 (requested by Rep. Schiff)

             Transbay Transit Center - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Pelosi)


DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
 

$2.5 billion, $256 million above the request and $50 million above 2009, has been provided for the Public Housing Capital Fund for Public Housing Authorities to make repairs and improvements to public housing units.

The Public Housing Operating Fund was provided $4.8 billion, $200 million above the request and $345 million above 2009, for maintenance, crime prevention and energy costs. HUD and the PHAs estimates that $5.3 billion will be needed in 2010.

The Section 8 Tenant Based Vouchers program was provided $18.2 billion, $406 million above the request and $1.2 billion above 2009, which is estimated to provide 2.1 million vouchers to individuals and families. $8.7 billion, $600 million above the request and $1.6 billion above 2009, was provided for Section 8 Project Based Vouchers for affordable housing to 1.3 million low-income families and individuals, two-thirds of whom are elderly or disabled.

$75 million, matching 2009 and $75 million above the request, was allocated for Veterans Affairs Housing Vouchers.

The Committee provides $1.85 billion, $56 million above the request and $173 million above 2009, for Homeless Assistance Grants to local communities to provide housing and services for the homeless.

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation received $196.8 million, $30 million above the request and $15.8 million above 2009, to provide counseling for families in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure.

The Committee provided $4.6 billion, $174 million above the request and $725 million above 2009, for Community Development Block Grants which will fund community and economic development projects in 1,180 localities.

$25 million, $15 million above 2009 and $25 million above the request was provided for Brownfields Redevelopment, to remove blight and spur economic development on formerly vacant commercial and industrial sites.

The HOPE VI was provided $250 million, $130 million above 2009, to fund competitive grants to transform neighborhoods of extreme poverty into sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods through the demolition of severely distressed public housing.

The Essential Air Service received $175 million, matching the request and $38.8 million above 2009, to continue essential air service to small and/or rural communities.

$607 million, $69 million above 2009, was allocated for Rural Transit Formula Grants to support public transportation in rural communities.

The Rural Innovation Fund was allocated $25 million, matching the request, for a new initiative that will encourage innovative practices in rural communities to further economic development.

$750 million, $105 million above the request and 2009, was provided for Native American Housing Block Grants

California-Specific Congressionally Designated Projects: Housing and Urban Development Economic Development Initiatives

             Altadena Library District, Altadena, CA - $400,000 (requested by Rep. Schiff)

             Breed Street Shul Project Inc. Los Angeles CA, - $250,000 (requested by Rep. Roybal-Allard)

             Calexico Neighborhood House - $200,000 (requested by Rep. Filner)

             Chabad of the Valley, Tarzana CA - $250,000 (requested by Rep. Sherman)

             City and County of San Francisco Redevelopment of Sunnydale - Valasco Public Housing Site - $750,000 (requested by Rep. Pelosi)

             City of Citrus Heights for ADA Infrastructure Improvements - $450,000 (requested by Rep. Lungren)

             City of Huntington Park for the Construction of an ADA Compliant Trail - $300,000 (requested by Roybal-Allard)

             City of Lawndale Community Center - $300,000 (requested by Rep. Waters)

             City of Norco Santa Ana Rivertrail Construction - $100,000 (requested by Rep. Calvert)

             City of San Bernardino Community Center Building Construction - $500,000 (Rep. Lewis, Baca)

             County of Los Angeles Equipment for Food Finders Inc. of Long Beach and Interfaith Food Centers in Whittier - $150,000 (requested by Rep. Sanchez)

             County of Santa Clara Department of Parks and Rec Los Gatos Martial Cottle Park - $250,000 (requested by Rep. Lofgren, Honda)

             Eden Housing, Hayward - $240,000 (requested by Rep. Honda)

             Salinas Food Bank - $150,000 (requested by Rep. Farr)

             Meet Each Need With Dignity (MEND) Pacoima - $130,000 (requested by Rep. Berman)

             San Mateo County Construction and Renovation of the Half Moon Library - $200,000 (requested by Rep. Eshoo)

             The Community Food Bank of San Benito County - $150,000 (requested by Rep. Farr)

             The Unity Council Oakland, CA - $250,000 (requested by Rep. Lee)

             Veterans Memorial Building Development Committee San Ramon Valley, Danville - $200,000 (requested by Rep. McNerney)

             Counties of San Bernardino and Riverside, Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corporation - $1,000,000 (requested by Rep. Lewis)