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Table 1-A
Summary of FY 2001 New Starts Ratings

Phase and City (Project)

Total Capital Cost (millions)

Total Sect. 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 Imp. 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 (Metra 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 Projects)

$85.1

YOE

$40.9

48%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Memphis (Medical Center Extension)

$69.1

YOE

$55.3

80%

Recommended

Medium

Medium

Miami (East-West Multimodal Corridor)

$2,023.0

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 1)

$500.1

YOE

$0.0

0%

Recommended

Medium-High

Medium

San Juan (Tren Urbano, Minillas Ext)

$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

High

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 DC (Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit)

$279.7

YOE

$217.8

78%

Recommended

Medium

Medium

Washington DC/MD (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.