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

Phase and City (Project) Overall Project Rating Financial Rating Financial Rating Criteria Project Justification Rating Project Justification Criteria
Capital Finance Rating Operating Finance Rating Mobility Improvement Rating Environment Benefits Rating Operating Efficiency Rating Cost Effectiveness Rating Land Use Rating
Final Design
Dallas-Ft. Worth (Trinity Railway Express-Phase II) Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Not Rated Medium Not Rated Medium-High Medium
Ft. Lauderdale (Tri-Rail Commuter Upgrade) Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium-High Low Low Low-Medium Medium
Little Rock (River Rail Project) * N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Los Angeles-San Diego (LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvement Project) * 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 Low Low Low Medium Low-Medium Medium High High Medium
Newark (Newark Rail Link, MOS-1) Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Low-Medium Medium Medium Medium-High Medium-High
Northern New Jersey (Hudson-Bergen MOS-2) Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Low Medium-High
Pittsburgh (Stage II LRT Priority Program) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Low-Medium High High Medium Medium
San Diego (Mission Valley East LRT Extension) Highly Recommended Medium-High High Medium-High Medium-High Medium High Medium Medium Medium-High
Preliminary Engineering
Austin (Austin Area LRT System) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Baltimore (Central Corridor Light Rail Double Tracking) Recommended Medium-High High Medium-High Medium Medium High Medium Medium-High Low-Medium
Boston (South Boston Piers Transitway Phase II) Not Recommended Low Low Low-Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium High
Chicago (Douglas Branch Reconstruction) Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium-High Medium High Medium Medium High
Chicago (CTA Ravenswood Line Expansion) Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium High Medium-High High Medium High High
Chicago (Metra Central Kane Corridor) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High High Medium Medium-High High Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium
Chicago (Metra North Central Corridor) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High High Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Chicago (Metra South West Corridor Commuter Rail) Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High High Medium-High High Medium Medium Medium-High Medium
Cincinnati (I-71 Corridor) Not Recommended Low-Medium Low-Medium Low Low-Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium
Cleveland (Euclid Corridor Improvement Project) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Low Medium-High
Denver (Southeast Corridor LRT) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium
Hartford (New Britain-Hartford Busway) Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium-High High Low High Low-Medium
Houston (Downtown to Astrodome Corridor Light Rail) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium
Kansas City, Johnson County (I-35 Commuter Rail) * N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Las Vegas (Resort Corridor Fixed Guideway MOS) Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium-High Medium Medium High High Medium
Maryland (MARC Commuter Rail Improvements Projects) * N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Memphis (Medical Center Extension) Recommended Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Not Rated Medium Medium High Medium
Miami (East-West Multimodal Corridor) Not Recommended Low Low Low Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium-High
Miami (North Corridor) Not Recommended Low Low Low Medium Medium High Medium Low-Medium Medium
Miami (South Miami-Dade Busway Extension) Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium High Medium High Medium Low-Medium
Minneapolis (Hiawatha Corridor LRT) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Low-Medium High Medium Low-Medium Medium-High
Nashville (East Commuter Rail Project) * N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
New York (Long Island Rail Road East Side Access Project) Recommended Medium Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Not Rated Low High
Norfolk (Norfolk-Virginia Beach Corridor LRT) Not Recommended Low Low Low Low-Medium Low Medium High Low-Medium Low-Medium
Orange County (The Centerline Orange County Rail Corridor) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium-High Medium High Medium Medium
Phoenix (East Valley Light Rail Transit) Not Recommended Low-Medium Low-Medium Low Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Medium
Portland (Interstate MAX LRT Extension) Highly Recommended High High High High High High Medium Medium-High High
Raleigh (Phase I Triangle Regional Rail Project) Not Recommended Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium Not Rated Medium High Medium Medium
Salt Lake City (CBD to University LRT) Recommended Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium Medium Medium-High Medium
San Diego (Mid Coast Corridor Project) Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium High Medium High Medium
San Diego (Oceanside Escondido Rail Project) Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium High Medium
San Francisco (Third Street Light Rail Project Phase 1) Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Low High
San Juan (Tren Urbano, Minillas Extension) Recommended Medium Medium Medium-High Medium-High High Medium Medium Medium Medium-High
Seattle (Central Link LRT MOS) Highly Recommended Medium-High High Medium High Medium High Medium High High
Seattle (Everett to Seattle Commuter Rail) * N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Seattle (Lakewood to Tacoma Commuter Rail) * N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tampa (Tampa Bay Regional Rail) Not Recommended Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium Low-Medium High High Medium-High Low-Medium
Washington DC (Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit) Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium High Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium
Washington DC/MD (Largo Extension) Recommended Medium Medium Medium-High Medium Medium High Medium Medium Medium-High

* 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.