Letter from Rodney E. Slater, Secretary of Transportation to: The Honorable Phil Gramm

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THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20590

March 23, 1999


The Honorable Phil Gramm
Chairman, Committee on Banking,
Housing, and Urban Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510-6075

Dear Mr. Chairman:

I am pleased to transmit to you a copy of the enclosed "Annual Report on New Starts" in response to the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5309(o)(1). As required by this section, the report makes recommendations on the allocation of funds for new fixed guideway systems and extensions for FY 2000.

Identical letters are being sent to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. We are also providing copies of the report to the Transportation Subocmmittees of the Appropriations Committees of both the House and Senate.

Sincerely,

Secretary Slater's signature
Rodney E. Slater

Enclosure


Identical letters sent to:

The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes
Ranking Minority Member
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510-6075

The Honorable Bud Shuster
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515-6256

The Honorable James L. Oberstar
Ranking Minority Member
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515-6256