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Table 1-A:
Summary of FY 2001 New Starts Ratings

Phase and City (Project) Total Capital Cost (millions) Total Section 5309 Funding Requested (millions) Section 5309 Funds Share of Capital Costs Overall Project Rating Financial Rating Project Justification Rating
Final Design
Dallas-Ft. Worth (Trinity Railway Express-Phase II) $160.6 (YOE) $62.4 39% Recommended Medium Medium
Ft. Lauderdale (Tri-Rail Commuter Upgrade) $327.0 (YOE) $$110.5 34% Recommended Medium Medium
Little Rock (River Rail Project) * $13.2 (YOE) $8.6 65% N/A N/A N/A
Los Angeles-San Diego (LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvement Project) $35.7 (1999) $24.1 68% N/A N/A N/A
New Orleans (Canal Streetcar Spine) $139.4 (YOE) $111.5 80% Not Recommended Low Medium
Newark (Newark Rail Link, MOS-1) $207.7 (YOE) $142.0 68% Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High
Northern New Jersey (Hudson-Bergen MOS-2) $1,112.8 (YOE) $721.6 65% Recommended Medium Medium
Pittsburgh (Stage II LRT Priority Program) $383.7 (YOE) $100.2 26% Recommended Medium-High Medium
San Diego (Mission Valley East LRT Extension) $431.0 (YOE) $330.0 77% Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High
Preliminary Engineering
Austin (Austin Area LRT System) $739.0 (YOE) $369.5 50% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Baltimore (Central Corridor Light Rail Double Tracking $153.7 (YOE) $120.0 78% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Boston (South Boston Piers Transitway Phase II) $363.7 (1996) $291.0 80% Not Recommended Low Medium
Chicago (Douglas Branch Reconstruction) $450.8 (YOE) $320.1 71% Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High
Chicago (CTA Ravenswood Line Expansion) $327.1 (YOE) $245.5 75% Highly Recommended Medium-High High
Chicago (Metra Central Kane Corridor) $93.0 (YOE) $54.3 58% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Chicago (Metral North Central Corridor) $177.9 (YOE) $110.9 62% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Chicago (Metra South West Corridor Commuter Rail) $165.5 (YOE) $103.9 63% Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High
Cincinnati (I-71 Corridor) $874.7 (YOE) $431.2 49% Not Recommended Low-Medium Low-Medium
Cleveland (Euclid Corridor Improvement Project) $220.0 (YOE) $135.0 61% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Denver (Southeast Corridor LRT) $882.5 (YOE) $525.0 60% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Hartford (New Britain-Hartford Busway) $80.0 (YOE) $51.6 65% Recommended Medium Medium
Houston (Downtown to Astrodome Corridor Light Rail) $300.0 (YOE) $64.9 22% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Kansas City, Johnson County (I-35 Commuter Rail) * $30.9 (YOE) $24.8 80% N/A N/A N/A
Las Vegas (Resort Corridor Fixed Guideway MOS) $568.0 (YOE) $155.0 27% Recommended Medium Medium-High
Maryland (MARC Commuter Rail Improvements Project) $85.1 (YOE) $40.9 48% N/A N/A N/A
Memphis (Medical Extension Center) $69.1 (YOE) $55.3 80% Recommended Medium Medium
Miami (East-West Multimodal Corridor) $2,023 (YOE) $808.0 40% Not Recommended Low Medium
Miami (North Corridor) $615.2 (YOE) $430.6 70% Not Recommended Low Medium
Miami (South Miami-Dade Busway Extension) $87.8 (YOE) $61.3 70% Recommended Medium Medium
Minneapolis (Hiawatha Corridor LRT) $548.6 (YOE) $274.3 50% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Nashville (East Commuter Rail Project) * $30.0 (YOE) $20.9 70% N/A N/A N/A
New York (Long Island Rail Road East Side Access Project) $4,350.0 (YOE) $2,175.0 50% Recommended Medium Medium
Norfolk (Norfolk - Virginia Beach Corridor LRT) $524.6 (YOE) $288.5 55% Not Recommended Low Low-Medium
Orange County (The Centerline Orange County Rail Corridor) $2,015.8 (YOE) $1,009.1 50% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Phoenix (East Valley Light Rail Transit) $883.9 (YOE) $441.9 50% Not Recommended Low-Medium Not Rated
Portland (Interstate MAX LRT Extension) $350.0 (YOE) $257.5 73% Highly Recommended High High
Raleigh (Phase I Triangle Regional Rail Project) $284.0 (YOE) $111.0 39% Not Recommended Low-Medium Medium
Salt Lake City (CBD to University LRT) $105.8 (YOE) $84.6 80% Recommended Medium Medium
San Diego (Mid Coast Corridor Project) $123.0 (YOE) $48.3 39% Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High
San Diego (Oceanside Escondido Rail Project) $253.5 (YOE) $152.1 60% Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High
San Francisco (Third Street Light Rail Project Phase I) $500.1 (YOE) $0.0 0% Recommended Medium-High Medium
San Juan (Tren Urbano, Minillas Extension) $478.3 (YOE) $382.6 80% Recommended Medium Medium-High
Seattle (Central Link LRT MOS) $1,500.0 (YOE) $500.0 33% Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium
Seattle (Everett to Seattle Commuter Rail) * $104.0 (YOE) $24.9 24% N/A N/A N/A
Seattle (Lakewood-to-Tacoma Commuter Rail) * $86.0 (YOE) $24.9 29% N/A N/A N/A
Tampa (Tampa Bay Regional Rail) $953.8 (YOE) $476.9 50% Not Recommended Low-Medium Medium
Washington, D.C. (Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit) $279.7 (YOE) $217.8 78% Recommended Medium Medium
Washington, D.C. / Maryland (Largo Extension) $433.9 (YOE) $260.3 60% Recommended Medium Medium

* These projects are not rated based upon the exemption granted to projects where the anticipated Section 5309 New Starts share of the total estimated Capital Cost is below $25 million.