Table 2: Supplemental Analysis of FY 2000 New Start Project Ratings

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Table 2
Supplemental Analysis of FY 2000 New Starts Ratings (a)
  Overall Project Rating Annualized Project Capital Cost (b) Mobility Improvements Environmental Benefits
  Annual Hours of Travel Time Savings Per Annualized Project Cost  Low Income Households Within ½-Mile Per Annualized Project Cost (HH per $Million) Annual Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Per Annualized Project Cost (Millions) Annual Reduction in Regional Energy Consumption Per Annualized Project Cost (Millions)
 
 
Phase and City (Project)
    New Start vs. New Start vs. New Start vs. New Start vs. New Start vs.
    No-Build TSM No-Build TSM No-Build TSM No-Build TSM No-Build TSM
Final Design                      
Dallas-Ft. Worth (RAILTRAN Phase 2) RECOMMENDED 9.80  8.00  5.908 0.000 0 0 87  70  1,147  937 
Dallas (North Central LRT) RECOMMENDED 29.30  24.50  0.608 1.657 52  62  617  905  4,190  8,321 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Tri-County Commuter Rail)  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 19.68  N/A 1.352 N/A 553  N/A (408) N/A N/A
Los Angeles (LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvement) NOT RECOMMENDED N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
New Orleans (Canal Streetcar Spine) NOT RECOMMENDED 8.04  7.63  0.025 0.026 1,060  1,117  218  N/A 2,562  298 
Northern New Jersey (Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 8.70  N/A 0.034 N/A 419  N/A 119  N/A 958  N/A
San Diego (Mission Valley East) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 23.06  N/A 0.082 N/A 45  N/A 1,340  N/A 17,374  N/A
Tacoma-Seattle (Sounder) Commuter Rail RECOMMENDED N/A 20.55  N/A 0.058 N/A 31  N/A 35  N/A 444 
                       
Preliminary Engineering                      
Austin (Northwest/North Central Corridor) NOT RATED  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Baltimore (MTA Double Tracking Project)  RECOMMENDED 10.54  N/A 0.025 N/A 694  N/A 775  N/A N/A
Boston (Piers Transitway Phase 2) NOT RECOMMENDED N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chicago (Central Kane Corridor) RECOMMENDED 6.8  0.75  0.700 1.875 2,122  33,200  27,775  433,959 
Chicago (North Central Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED 13.81  10.89  0.007 0.000 110  139  683  383  8,976  5,047 
Chicago (Southwest Corridor) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 11.94  11.56  0.377 0.398 71  73  919  1,073  12,056  14,034 
Cincinnati (I-71) NOT RECOMMENDED 110.10  95.90  0.028 0.023 (116) 37  (4,117) (2,607)
Cleveland (Euclid Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED 28.8  N/A 0.014 N/A N/A (25) N/A (814) N/A
Denver (Southeast Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED 38.60  13.50  0.560 1.214 120  85  (302) 450  (5,957)
Kansas City (Southtown LRT) NOT RECOMMENDED N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Las Vegas (Resort Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED 88.80  41.60  0.824 0.663 43  91  432  2,117  5,517  26,356 
Little Rock (Junction Bridge/River Rail) NOT RECOMMENDED N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Memphis (Medical Ctr. Trolley Extension) RECOMMENDED N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,453  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Miami (East/West Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED 106.39  N/A 0.095 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Miami (North 27th Avenue Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED 38.22  36.41  0.024 0.022 36  38  N/A N/A 3,314  5,871 
Minneapolis (Hiawatha Avenue) RECOMMENDED 35.90  33.60  0.022 0.012 93  100  N/A 187  2,599  1,925 
New York City (LIRR East Side Access) NOT RECOMMENDED 246.50  201.10  0.021 0.020 23  48  262  575 
Norfolk (Virginia Beach Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED 39.10  36.90  0.015 0.009 N/A N/A 10,762  28,806 
N. New Jersey (Hudson-Bergen MOS-2) NOT RATED  8.70  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Orange County (Irvine-Fullerton Corridor) RECOMMENDED 120.10  102.80  0.192 0.053 172  201  79  931  557 
Orlando (I-4 Central Florida Light Rail) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 47.84  44.90  0.019 0.011 45  48  N/A N/A 14,632  N/A
Phoenix (Central Phoenix/East Valley) NOT RECOMMENDED N/A 13.20  N/A N/A N/A 323  N/A 2,391  N/A N/A
Pittsburgh (MLK Busway Extension) NOT RECOMMENDED 28.10  14.30  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 334  955 
Pittsburgh (Stage 2 LRT) NOT RECOMMENDED N/A N/A 0.096 0.091 23  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Portland (South/North Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED 88.80  N/A 0.054 N/A 62  N/A 55  515  698  5,733 
Raleigh, NC (Regional Transit Plan) RECOMMENDED 21.70  17.20  0.002 0.075 61  N/A N/A N/A N/A
Salt Lake City (Downtown Connector-West/East Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED 28.60  23.40  0.017 -0.013 209  585  799  5,726  8,067 
San Diego (Mid Coast Corridor) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 7.01  N/A 0.150 N/A 37  N/A 1,915  N/A 24,967  N/A
San Diego (Oceanside Escondido Corridor) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 16.18  14.73  0.087 0.048 105  252  143  3,366  1,972 
San Francisco (Bayshore-Third Street LRT) RECOMMENDED N/A 22.49  N/A 0.107 N/A 266  N/A N/A N/A N/A
San Juan - Minillas Extension NOT RATED  N/A 33.82  N/A 0.030 N/A 129  N/A 1,436  N/A 14,458 
Seattle Link LRT (Northgate-Seatac) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED N/A 157.86  N/A 0.134 N/A 57  N/A 362  N/A 3,333 
Tampa (Tampa Regional Rail) NOT RECOMMENDED 28.00  22.70  0.085 0.089 241  1,608  3,016  4,207  8,447 
Washington DC (Largo Extension) RECOMMENDED 28.77  N/A 0.059 N/A N/A (95) N/A 678  N/A
                       
NA = Not Available TSM = Transportation System Management Alternative BTU = British Thermal Units Data in ( ) represents an increase in emissions/energy consumption
(a) The Section 5309 New Starts criteria, as presented in Tables 1 and 2, are discussed on pages 2-3 of this Report. Additional documentation is provided in FTA's Technical Guidance on Section 5309 New Starts Criteria.
(b) Capital costs are reported in escalated, year-of-expenditure (YOE) dollars. Capital costs are annualized based on a consistent set of assumptions on the useful life of specific cost components.