Table 2: Summary of FY 1997 New Starts Ratings

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TABLE 2
SUMMARY OF FY 1997 NEW STARTS RATINGS
PROJECT JUSTIFICATION
LOCAL FINANCIAL COMMITMENT(e)

 

 

Phase and City (Project)

 

 

Capital Cost (a) (million $)

 

Cost Effectiveness (Cost/New Trip)

 

 

Mobility Improvements (b)

 

 

EPA Classification (c)

 

 

Operating Efficiencies (d)
Sec. 5309 Share of Project Cost

 

Capital Financing Commitment
Stability & Reliability of Operating Assistance
Final Design
Fort Lauderdale-Tri County Commuter Rail $428
NA
NA
Attain./NC
NA
44%
NA
NA
Jacksonville-Flagler to duPont Place $31
NA
NA
Trans./Attain.
NA
80%
Medium
Medium
Los Angeles-LOSSAN $22
NA
NA
Extreme/Serious
NA
62%
NA
NA
Orange County-Transitway $409
$4
NA
Extreme/Serious
Medium
70%
Low/Medium
Low
San Jose-Tasman LRT $325
$18
Medium
Attain./Mod.
Low
50%
Medium
Medium
Preliminary Engineering
Boston-So. Boston Piers Phase 2 $300
NA
Medium
Serious/Mod.
NA
80%
Medium
Medium
Dallas/Fort Worth-Railtran Phase 2 $129
$8
Medium
Mod./Attain.
NA
46%
Medium
Low/Medium
Dallas-North Central Corridor $354
$9
Medium
Mod./Attain.
Medium
50%
High
Low/Medium
Denver-Southwest LRT $177
$3
Medium
Trans./Mod.
NA
80%
High
Medium
Kansas City-Southtown Corridor $450
$15
Medium
Attain./Attain.
Low
50%-80%
Low/Medium
Low/Medium
Los Angeles-Eastside Extension $1,271
NA
Medium
Extreme/Serious
NA
50%
NA
NA
New Orleans-Canal Street $93
$3
Medium
Maint./Attain.
High
80%
Low
Low
New Jersey-Hudson Bergen Phase 1 $600
$11
High
Severe/Mod.
NA
100%
Low/Medium
Low/Medium
New Jersey-Newark/Elizabeth $694
$17
Medium
Severe/Mod.
NA
100%
Low
Low
Oklahoma City-MAPS Link $13
$5
NA
Attain./Attain.
NA
73%
NA
NA
Portland-South/North Corridor $2,400
$5
NA
Marg./Mod.
NA
50%
NA
NA
Sacramento-South Corridor (Phase 1) $220
$1
Medium
Severe/Mod.
Medium
44%
High
Medium/High
St. Louis-St. Clair Corridor $296
$23
Medium
Mod./NC
NA
80%
Medium/High
Low/Medium
San Francisco-BART to Airport $1,110
$20
Medium
Attain./Mod.
Low
75%
Medium
Medium
Washington-Metrorail to Largo Town Center $350
$12
Medium
Serious/Mod.
NA
79%
Medium
Low/Medium
System Planning
Altoona-Pedestrian Crossing NA
NA
NA
Marg/Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Atlanta-Buckhead People Mover $20
NA
NA
Serious/Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Atlanta-Greensboro Corridor NA
NA
NA
Serious/Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Austin-Northwest/North Central Corridor NA
NA
NA
Attain./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Boston-North/South Sta. Rail Link $2000-$4000
NA
NA
Serious/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Boston-Urban Ring Corridor $20-$1400
NA
NA
Serious/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Charlotte-Priority Corridor NA
NA
NA
Maint./NC
NA
NA
NA
NA
Cincinnati-Northeast Corridor $800
NA
NA
Mod./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Cleveland-Highland Hills Corridor NA
NA
NA
Mod./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Cleveland-NE Ohio Corridor NA
NA
NA
Mod./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Cleveland-Dual Hub Corridor $210
NA
NA
Mod./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Detroit-Woodward Corridor $1,400
NA
NA
Attain./NC
NA
NA
NA
NA
Hartford-Griffin Line Corridor $176(94$)
$18
High
Serious/Mod.
Low
NA
NA
NA
Los Angeles-Santa Monica Blvd. $69
NA
NA
Extreme/Serious
NA
NA
NA
NA
Los Angeles-West Central Corridor $3,000
NA
NA
Extreme/Serious
NA
NA
NA
NA
Memphis-Regional Rail NA
NA
NA
Attain./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Maryland-Waldorf Corridor NA
NA
NA
Serious/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Miami- East/West Corridor $4,400
$20
High
Attain./NC
Low
35%
NA
NA
Miami-North Corridor $453-463(94$)
$18
Medium
Attain./NC
Low
70%
NA
NA
Milwaukee-East/West Corridor NA
NA
NA
Severe/Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Minneapolis-Central Corridor $581
$34
Medium
Attain./Mod.
Low
NA
NA
NA
New York-Staten Island/Midtown Ferry $13
NA
NA
Severe/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
New York-Whitehall Ferry Terminal $80
NA
NA
Severe/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Norfolk-Virgina Beach Corridor NA
NA
NA
Marg./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
No. New Jersey-Hawthorne/Warwick NA
NA
NA
Severe/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
No. New Jersey-Lakewood/Freehold NA
NA
NA
Severe/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
New Jersey-West Shore Line NA
NA
NA
Severe/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Philadelphia-Cross County Corridor $250(94$)
NA
NA
Severe/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Philadelphia-Northeast Corridor NA
NA
NA
Severe/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Pittsburgh-LRT Rehabilitation $414
NA
NA
Mod./NC
NA
80%
NA
NA
St. Louis-St. Charles Corridor NA
NA
NA
Mod./NC
NA
NA
NA
NA
St. Louis-Cross County Corridor $269-$307(89$)
NA
NA
Mod./NC
NA
NA
NA
NA
San Diego-Mid Coast Corridor $353(92$)
$7
Medium
Serious/Mod.
Low
17%
Low
Low
San Diego-Mission Valley East Corridor $332(95$)
NA
NA
Serious/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Seattle-Core Rapid Transit $6,700(95$)
NA
NA
Marg./Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Seattle-Tacoma Commuter Rail $367(95$)
NA
NA
Marg./Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
So. New Jersey-Burlington/Gloucester $1,400(95$)
NA
NA
Severe/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Tampa-Lakeland Corridor $30
NA
NA
Marg./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Vermont -Burlington to Charlotte Corridor $8(95$)
NA
NA
Attain./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Vermont -Burlington to Essex Corridor $9(95$)
NA
NA
Attain./Attain.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Washington-Dulles Corridor $1,000
NA
NA
Serious/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA = Not Available

(a) Unless otherwise noted, costs are shown in escalated (year of construction) dollars and are based on most recent cost estimates. For projects in the early stages of Preliminary Engineering, the estimate is likely to change as more detailed engineering is performed. For projects in System Planning, cost estimates may change significantly.

(b) A "high" rating has been assigned to projects that would save 10,000 or more hours of travel time per day, compared with the TSM alternative. "Medium" was given to projects that would save zero to 10,000 hours. "Low" indicates projects that would increase travel time.

(c) EPA classifications for ozone and carbon monoxide are shown to illustrate the severity of the region's air quality problem. In order of severity, the ozone classifications are: extreme, severe, serious, moderate, marginal, sub-mar ginal, transitional and attainment. Carbon monoxide classifications are: serious, moderate, not classified and attainment. The Project Profiles in Appendix A present data (where available) on each project's impact on emissions.

(d) A "high" rating has been assigned to projects that would reduce the systemwide operating cost per passenger by 5 percent or more, compared with the TSM alternative. "Medium" was assigned to projects that would r educe operating cost per passenger by zero to 5 percent. "Low" indicates projects that would increase operating costs per passenger.

(e) The local share and financial ratings shown in this table are based on the financial plans developed by the local project sponsors and financial reviews performed by FTA's financial consultants, Booz Allen and Public Financial Management, Inc. The criteria used to rate the local financial plans are described in Appendix A.

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