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Congressmen planning to bring home the Highway-Bill bacon

The House and Senate are moving toward a final deal on a monstrous bill to authorize four years of federal highway and transportation spending.

The Senate version of the bill authorizes $295 billion in spending, and the House version authorizes $284 billion.

President Bush, meanwhile, is threatening to veto any bill that comes in over the $284 billion approved by the House. But no matter how much spending is authorized in the final version of the bill, it is almost certain to retain the $11 billion in pork barrel projects earmarked for specific congressional districts in the House version.

Citizens Against Government Waste combed the House bill and discovered earmarks it contained for projects in the home districts of House leaders from both parties.

Human Events intern Mitch Evans has also found a remarkable $514.2 million in earmarks for Alaska, home state of House Transportation Chairman Don Young (R.).

Dennis Hastert, House Speaker
14th Congressional District, Illinois

 Project

 Cost

 Widen U.S. Highway 30 from Rock Falls to Round Grove, Whiteside County.

 $500,000

 Widen U.S. Highway 30 in Whiteside County.

 $1,000,000

 St. Charles Road, the Village of Bellwood.

 $1,000,000

 Construction of highway approaches to the Sullivan Road Bridge in Aurora.

 $1,600,000

 Construction of a bridge at Stearns Road in Kane County.

 $2,000,000

 Elgin to Rockford—Intermodal stations along planned Metro Union Pacific West Line.

 $3,000,000

 Development of a coordinated trail system and parking in Dixon.

 $3,200,000

 Widen Annie Glidden Road to five lanes with intersection improvements, Dekalb.

 $4,000,000

 Intermodal parking structures, St. Charles

 $4,500,000

 TOTAL

 $20,800,000

 

Tom DeLay, House Majority Leader
22nd Congressional District, Texas

 Project   Cost
 Replace railroad drawbridge in Galveston.

 $500,000

 Construct bus transit corridor West Houston and Fort Bend County.

 $1,000,000

 Intermodal center and packing facility, The Strand, Galveston.

 $4,500,000

 TOTAL

 $6,000,000

 

Jerry Lewis, House Appropriations Chairman
41st Congressional District, California

 Project

 Cost

 Implement Santa Fe Depot improvements in San Bernardino.

 $500,000

 Construction of Lenwood Road grade separation in Barstow.

 $1,500,000

 Construct grade separation on State Street and Cajon Boulevard in San Bernardino.

 $2,000,000

 Road and infrastructure improvements in Desert Hot Springs.

 $2,000,000

 Grade separation for Sunset Avenue and the Union Pacific Railroad in Banning.

 $2,000,000

 Improvements to County Line Road in Calimesa.

 $2,000,000

 Improvements to Portrero Road interchange with Highway 60 in Beaumont.

 $2,000,000

 Development of a regional transit center at El Garces Depot in Needles.

 $2,000,000

 Realignment of state Route 79 in San Jacinto.

 $3,000,000

 Construction along state Route 62 in Yucca Valley.

 $3,000,000

 Install new grade separation at Ranchero Road in Hisperia.

 $5,000,000

 Construction of a new interchange with state Route 18 and Interstate 15 in Victor Valley.

 $5,000,000

 TOTAL

 $30,000,000

 

Don Young, Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman
At-Large Congressional District, Alaska

 Project

 Cost

 Improvements to Keystone Drive Road.

 $1,000,000

 Citywide pavement rehabilitation in city of North Pole.

 $1,000,000

 Bridge over Fish Creek in Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

 $1,000,000

 Point MacKenzie in Matanuska-Susitna Borough plan and design road access.

 $1,000,000

 Construct linking road from airport to port in Akutan.

 $1,500,000

 Improvements to Indian River Road in city and borough of Sitka.

 $2,000,000

 Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center Intermodal parking facility, Fairbanks.

 $2,500,000

 False Pass Road construction from small boat harbor dock to airport and town.

 $3,000,000

 Emergency evacuation road at Point Hope in North Slope Borough.

 $3,000,000

 Ferry infrastructure at Seward Marine Center.

 $3,000,000

 Construction of and improvements to roads at Alaska Pacific University.

 $3,000,000

 Access road, bridge crossing the Naknek River on South Naknek-King Salmon Highway.

 $3,000,000

 CITC Non-profit Services Center Intermodal parking facility, Anchorage.

 $3,000,000

 Ferry terminal or IFA vessel debt repayment for MV Prince of Wales Ferry.

 $3,200,000

 Bogard/Sheldon Extension in Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

 $4,000,000

 Completion of Shotgun Cove Road, from Whittier to the area of Decision Point.

 $4,000,000

 Completion of Shotgun Cove Road, from Whittier to the area of Decision Point.

 $5,000,000

 Realign rail track to eliminate highway-rail crossings.

 $5,000,000

 Road improvements in the city of Fairbanks.

 $5,000,000

 Road…#145; improvements, upgrades to service road areas, misc. projects, Northstar Borough.

 $5,000,000

 Wideband multimedia mobile emergency communications pilot project, Wasilla.

 $5,000,000

 C Street expanded bus facility and intermodal parking garage, Anchorage.

 $5,000,000

 Planning, design and environmental study of Bradfield Canal Road.

 $7,000,000

 Construction of AMHW ferry terminal in Unalaska.

 $7,500,000

 Construction of AMHW ferry terminal in Kodiak.

 $7,500,000

 Anchorage traffic congestion relief.

 $10,000,000

 Planning, design, and construction of access roads in Juneau, Alaska.

 $15,000,000

 Improve marine intermodal facilities in Ketchikan.

 $25,000,000

 Earthwork and roadway construction Gravina access project.

 $48,000,000

 Design and construction of a bridge joining the island of Gravina to Ketchikan.

 $125,000,000

 Planning, design and construction of Knik Arm Bridge.

 $200,000,000

 TOTAL

 $514,200,000

 

Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader
8th Congressional District, California

 Project

 Cost

 Construct Route 101 bicycle/pedestrian overpass for San Francisco Bay Trail.

 $1,000,000

 Car…#145;sharing program for low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, San Francisco.

 $2,000,000

 Implement ITS on Muni Transit System, San Francisco.

 $3,000,000

 Redesign and renovate intermodal facility at Glen Park Community, San Francisco.

 $3,300,000

 Construction of ferry terminal at Oyster Point in South San Francisco.

 $5,000,000

 Construct San Francisco Muni Islais Creek Maintenance Facility.

 $6,000,000

 Implement San Francisco street improvements program

 $8,000,000

 Implement Transbay Terminal-Caltrain Downtown Extension project.

 $14,000,000

 TOTAL

 $42,300,000

 

Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip
5th Congressional District, Maryland

 Project

 Cost

 Construct South Shore Trail, Anne Arundel County.

 $1,000,000

 South Shore Trail from Route 3 at Millersville Road to I-97 at Waterbury Road.

 $1,000,000

 Upgrade MD 175 between MD 170 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

 $1,000,000

 Construct Broadneck Peninsula Trail, Anne Arundel County

 $1,500,000

 TOTAL

 $4,500,000

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