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Earmark Declaration

Rep. John Carter

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Madam Speaker, pursuant to the Republican Leadership standards on earmarks, I am submitting the following information regarding earmarks I received as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010.

Requesting Member: John R. Carter

Bill: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Account: Federal Highway Administration--Surface Transportation Priorities

Requesting Entity: City of Round Rock, Texas

Address of Requesting Entity: 221 East Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664

Description: $750,000 in funding for FM 1460 Roadway Improvements from the FHWA TCSP account. This project will provide for the widening of FM 1460 (North A.W. Grimes Boulevard) from north of Old Settlers Boulevard to north of University Boulevard. The project will reconstruct the existing two lane minor arterial roadway to a four lane divided major arterial roadway using current best practices in roadway design and including bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in accordance with Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) policy.

Requesting Member: John R. Carter

Bill: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Account: Federal Highway Administration--Surface Transportation Priorities

Requesting Entity: City of Belton, TX

Address of Requesting Entity: 333 Water St, Belton, TX 76513

Description: $750,000 in funding for the City of Belton's Ninth Avenue Extension and Overpass Construction. During rush hours, this main commercial artery experiences congestion that limits commerce and delivery of county services in Belton. Belton, Texas, will extend West 9th Avenue and construct an overpass, spanning Nolan Creek, which will alleviate current Main Street congestion. This project, which appears on the region's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will construct a 1,500 feet extension of 9th Avenue to include 36' pavement, an overpass structure, pedestrian safety mechanisms and wastewater infrastructure.

Requesting Member: John R. Carter

Bill: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Account: Housing and Urban Development--Economic Development Initiatives

Requesting Entity: City of Round Rock, TX

Address of Requesting Entity: 221 East Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664

Description: $500,000 in funding for the Downtown Revitalization and Main Street Improvements in Round Rock, Texas. This project will provide infrastructure improvements on Main Street from IH 35 to San Saba Street including street, utility and sidewalk improvements. Construction of a new bridge across Lake Creek is also included in the scope of the project. In the 2001 General Obligation Bond election, Round Rock residents made a commitment to providing financing for projects that would foster downtown development. Federal funding will be necessary to support engineering, utility relocation and design and construction activities related to this project. The total project cost is $3.3 million. A preliminary budget breakdown is as follows: Engineering--$425,000; Utilities--$250,000; Design and Construction--

Requesting Member: John R. Carter

Bill: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Account: Housing and Urban Development--Neighborhood Initiatives

Requesting entity: City of Harker Heights, Texas

Address of Requesting Entity: 305 Millers Crossing, Harker Heights,

Description: $750,000 in funding from the HUD EDI account for the City of Harker Heights for the construction a full Armed Services YMCA recreation center on City property. In addition, it would provide recreation and rehabilitation opportunities to the citizens of Harker Heights and to Armed Services personnel both retired and active. Engineering, surveying and inspection will cost approximately $700,000. Constructions costs will be an approximate $6.3 million.

Requesting Member: John R. Carter

Bill: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Account: Federal Transit Administration--Buses & Bus Facilities

Requesting entity: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Address of Requesting Entity: 2910 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702

Description: $1,250,000 in funding for the Capital Metro Transportation Authority of the purchase of para-transit vehicles from the FTA Buses and Bus Facilities account to assist with the replacement of vehicles in our accessible fleet. This funding will allow Capital Metro to service persons with disabilities and allow continued door to door service to allow disabled persons access to mass transit.

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