Highways and Transit

The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit has responsibility for the development of national surface transportation policy, construction and improvement of highway and transit facilities, implementation of highway and transit safety programs and research activities, and regulation of commercial motor vehicle operations. Within this scope of responsibilities, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over many U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) programs, including the following:

  • Federal-aid Highway Program administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Federal transit programs administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Highway safety grants and research programs administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Commercial motor vehicle safety programs and regulations administered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Surface transportation research administered by FHWA, FTA, FMCSA, NHSTA and coordinated through the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)

Many of these agencies, especially FTA and FMCSA, also have security oversight and enforcement responsibilities as part of their regulatory functions. In addition, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over certain provisions of the Clean Air Act pertaining to air quality compliance through the transportation planning and project development process administered by FHWA and FTA.

Recent Activity

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The House Subcommittee on

Highways and Transit

Ranking Member

Eleanor Holmes Norton



  • Steve Cohen - TN 09 Picture of Steve Cohen
  • Albio Sires - NJ 08 Picture of Albio Sires
  • Dina Titus - NV 01 Picture of Dina Titus
  • Sean Patrick Maloney - NY 18 Picture of Sean Patrick Maloney
  • Jared Huffman - CA 02 Picture of Jared Huffman
  • Julia Brownley - CA 26 Picture of Julia Brownley
  • Alan Lowenthal - CA 47 Picture of Alan Lowenthal
  • Mark DeSaulnier - CA 11 Picture of Mark DeSaulnier
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson - TX 30 Picture of Eddie Bernice Johnson
  • Grace F. Napolitano - CA 32 Picture of Grace F. Napolitano
  • Daniel Lipinski - IL 03 Picture of Daniel Lipinski
  • Henry C.  Johnson. Jr. - GA 04 Picture of Henry C.  Johnson. Jr.
  • Frederica S. Wilson - FL 24 Picture of Frederica S. Wilson
  • Donald M. Payne Jr. - NJ 10 Picture of Donald M. Payne Jr.
  • Peter A. DeFazio (Ex Officio) - OR 04 Picture of Peter A. DeFazio (Ex Officio)


Rodney Davis

IL 13


  • Scott Perry - PA 04 Picture of Scott Perry
  • Rob Woodall - GA 07 Picture of Rob Woodall
  • John Katko - NY 24 Picture of John Katko
  • Brian Babin - TX 36 Picture of Brian Babin
  • Don Young - AK 00 Picture of Don Young
  • Garret Graves - LA 06 Picture of Garret Graves
  • David Rouzer - NC 07 Picture of David Rouzer
  • Mike Bost - IL 12 Picture of Mike Bost
  • Doug LaMalfa - CA 01 Picture of Doug LaMalfa
  • Bruce Westerman - AR 04 Picture of Bruce Westerman
  • Lloyd Smucker - PA 16 Picture of Lloyd Smucker
  • Bob Gibbs - OH 07 Picture of Bob Gibbs
  • Paul Mitchell - MI 10 Picture of Paul Mitchell
  • Thomas Massie - KY 04 Picture of Thomas Massie
  • Mark Meadows - NC 11 Picture of Mark Meadows
  • Mike Gallagher - WI 08 Picture of Mike Gallagher
  • Sam Graves - MO 06 Picture of Sam Graves