Table 2: Summary of FY 1998 New Starts Ratings

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TABLE 2
SUMMARY OF FY 1998 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
Ft. Lauderdale-Tri County Commuter Rail $428 NA
NA
Attain./Maint.
NA
48%
NA
NA
Los Angeles-LOSSAN $31 NA
NA
Extreme/Serious
NA
36%
NA
NA
Orange County-I-405/SR-55 Transitway $529 NA
NA
Extreme/Serious
NA
70%
NA
NA
Preliminary Engineering
Boston-So. Boston Piers Phase 2 $258 $7
Medium
Serious/Mod.
NA
80%
NA
NA
Cleveland-Euclid Corridor $210 NA
Medium
Mod./Mod.
Low
80%
NA
NA
Dallas/Fort Worth-RAILTRAN Phase 2 $129 $8
Medium
Mod./Attain.
High
46%
NA
NA
Dallas-North Central Corridor $347 $11
Medium
Mod./Attain.
Medium
50%
High
Low/Medium
Kansas City-Southtown Corridor $450(94$) $15
Medium
Maint./Maint.
Low
50-80%
Low/Medium
Low/Medium
Los Angeles-Eastside Extension Phase 2 $1,271 NA
Medium
Extreme/Serious
NA
50%
NA
NA
Miami- East/West Corridor $2,200 $13
NA
Maint./Attain.
NA
35%
Low
Low
Miami-North 27th Avenue Corridor $453(94$) $18
Medium
Maint./Attain
Low
70%
Low/Medium
Low
New Orleans-Canal Streetcar Spine $146(96$) $3
Medium
Maint./Attain
Low
80%
Low
Low
New Jersey-Newark/Elizabeth $694(95$) $17
Medium
Severe/Mod.
NA
NA
Low
Low/Medium
Oklahoma City-(MAPS Link) $22 $3
Medium
Attain./Attain
NA
60%
NA
NA
Orlando-I-4 Central Florida LRT $2,700(95$) $18
NA
Attain./Attain
Low
50%
Medium
Low
Portland-South/North Corridor $2,400 $5
NA
Marg./Mod.
Medium
50%
Low
Low
Sacramento-South Corridor $220 $6
Medium
Severe/Mod.
High
44%
NA
NA
San Diego-Mid Coast Corridor $77 $3
Medium
Serious/Attain.
Medium
80%
Low
Low
San Francisco-BART to Airport $1,167 $20
Medium
Attain./Mod.
Low
64%
NA
NA
San Francisco-Bayshore $250-650 $6-9
Medium
Attain./Mod.
NA
NA
Low
Low
Washington-Metrorail to Largo Town Ctr. $382-416 $7-8
Medium
Serious/Mod.
NA
79%
Medium
Low/Medium
MIS/System Planning/Other
Altoona-Pedestrian Crossover NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Atlanta-Athens Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Atlanta-Buckhead People Mover $20(93$) NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Atlanta-DeKalb County Project NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Austin-Fixed Guideway Transit NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Baltimore-Glen Burnie LRT Extension $20-40 $11-56
Medium
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Boston-North/South Station Rail Link $2,000 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Boston-Urban Ring Corridor $20-1,400 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Charlotte-Priority Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Chicago-Southwest Transit Extension NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Chicago-Transit Improvements NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Cincinnati-Northeast Corridor $1,200 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Cleveland-Canton-Akron-Cleveland Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Cleveland-Highland Hills Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Cleveland-NE Ohio Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Craig,Alaska-Hollis Ketchikan Ferry $11 NA
NA
NA
NA
60%
NA
NA
Detroit-Woodward Corridor $1,400 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Hartford-Griffin Line Corridor $250(94$) $13
Medium
Serious/Mod.
Low
60%
NA
NA
Indiana (Northern Indiana Commuter Rail) NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Jackson, MS (Jackson Intermodal Center) NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Little Rock, AR-Little Rock Junction Bridge $7-9 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Los Angeles-Santa Monica Blvd. $69 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Los Angeles-West Central Corridor $3,000 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Memphis-Regional Rail $31 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Maryland-Waldorf Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Milwaukee-East/West Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Central Corridor $83-581 $29-$34
Medium
Attain./Mod.
Low
50-80%
NA
NA
Morgantown, WV-Train Control Study NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
New Orleans-Desire Study NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
New York-Whitehall Ferry Terminal $81 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
New York-Staten Island-Midtown Ferry $13 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Norfolk-Virginia Beach Corridor $377 $10
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
No. New Jersey-Hawthorne/Warwick NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
No. New Jersey-Lakewood/Freehold NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
No. New Jersey-West Shore Line NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
No. New Jersey-West Trenton Comm. Rail NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Philadelphia-Cross County Corridor $250 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Philadelphia-Northeast Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Pittsburgh-Stage 2 LRT Rehabilitation $414 NA
NA
Mod./NC
NA
80%
NA
NA
Raleigh, NC (Regional Transit Plan) $150-250 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
St. Louis-St. Charles Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
St. Louis-Cross County Corridor $269-$307(89$) NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
San Diego-Mission Valley East Corridor $332 (96$) $6
Medium
Serious/Attain.
Medium
50%
NA
NA
San Diego-Oceanside/Escondido Corridor $194 $5
NA
Serious/Attain.
NA
55%
NA
NA
Seattle-Phase 1 System $3,900(95$) NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Seattle-Tacoma Commuter Rail $367(95$) NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
So. New Jersey-Burlgtn/Gloucester $1,400-1,500(95$) NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Tampa-Mobility Enhancement NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Vermont-Burlington to Charlotte Corridor NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Vermont-Burlington to Essex Corridor $9(95$) NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Washington-Dulles Corridor $1,450(95$) $9
NA
Serious/Mod.
NA
NA
NA
NA
Washington-Virginia Railway Express Ext. NA NA
NA
NA
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-marginal, 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 reduce 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.