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Table 1-A:
Summary of FY 2002 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
Chicago (North Central Corridor Commuter Rail) $236.4 (YOE) $144.7 61% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Dallas-Ft. Worth (Trinity Railway Express - Phase II) ** $160.6 (YOE) $62.4 39% Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
Little Rock (River Rail Project) * $13.2 (YOE) $8.6 65% Exempt Exempt Exempt
Los Angeles-San Diego (LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvement Project) * $35.7 (1999) $24.1 68% Exempt Exempt Exempt
Miami (South Miami-Dade Busway Extension $88.8 (YOE) $23.4 26% Exempt Exempt Exempt
New Orleans (Canal Streetcar Spine) $156.6 (YOE) $125.3 80% Recommended Medium Medium-High
San Diego (Oceanside-Escondido Rail Project) $332.3 (YOE) $152.1 46% Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High
San Francisco (Third Street Light Rail Project Phase I) $530.8 (YOE) $0.0 0% Recommended Medium Medium
Seattle (Central Link LRT MOS-2 and MOS-3) ** $2,481.0 (YOE) $941.0 38% Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
Preliminary Engineering
Austin (Light Rail Corridors) $739.0 (YOE) $369.0 50% Not Recommended Low-Medium Medium
Charlotte (South Corridor Light Rail) $331.1 (YOE) $166.8 50% Recommended Medium Medium
Chicago (Ravenswood Line Expansion) $327.0 (YOE) $245.5 75% Recommeded Medium High
Chicago (Union-Pacific West Line Extension) $142.1 (YOE) $87.4 62% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Cincinnati (I-71 Corridor LRT) $874.7 (YOE) $431.2 49% Not Recommended Low Low-Medium
Cleveland (Euclid Corridor Transportation Project) $228.6 (YOE) $135.0 59% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Girdwood, Alaska (Alaska Commuter Rail) * $69.6 (YOE) $15.0 22% Exempt Exempt Exempt
Hartford (New Britain-Hartford Busway) $82.0 (YOE) $51.6 63% Recommended Medium Medium
Houston (Downtown to Astrodome Corridor Light Rail) $300.0 (YOE) $0.0 0% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Kansas City, Johnson County (I-35 Commuter Rail) $30.9 (YOE) $24.8 80% Exempt Exempt Exempt
Las Vegas (Resort Corridor Fixed Guideway MOS) $597.0(YOE) $210.0 35% Recommended Medium Medium-High
Los Angeles (San Fenando Valley East-West Transit Corridor) $300.3(YOE) $0.0 0% Recommended Medium Medium
Lowell, Massachusetts-Nashua, New Hampshire (Commuter Rail) $41.0(YOE) $18.0 44% Exempt Exempt Exempt
Maryland (MARC Commuter Rail Improvements) ** $85.1 (YOE) $40.9 48% Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
Miami (North 27th Avenue Corridor) $87.9(YOE) $61.5 70% Not Recommended Low Medium
Minneapolis (Northstar Corridor Communter Rail) $223.0 (YOE) $112.0 50% Recommended Medium Medium
Nashville (East Corridor Commuter Rail Project) * $34.9 (YOE) $24.0 70% Exempt Exempt Exempt
New Orleans (Desire Corridor Streetcar) $93.5 (YOE) $65.5 70% Recommended Medium Medium
New York (Long Island Rail Road East Side Access Project) $4,344.0 (YOE) $2,172.0 50% Recommended Medium Medium
Orange County (The Centerline Rail Corridor) $3,741.2 (YOE) $1,870.6 50% Recommended Medium-High Medium
Phoenix (Central Phoenix/East Valley Corridor) ** $1,076.0 (YOE) $533.4 50% Not Rated Medium-High Not Rated
Pittsburgh (North Shore Connector LRT) $389.9 (YOE) $195.9 50% Recommended Medium Medium
Raleigh (Regional Transit Plan Phase I Durham to Raleigh) $754.7 (YOE) $377.3 50% Recommended Medium-High Medium
San Diego (Mid Coast Corridor Project) $116.7 (YOE) $42.2 36% Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High
San Juan (Tren Urbano, Minillas Extension) $477.5 (YOE) $382.6 80% Recommended Medium Medium-High
Seattle (Everett to Seattle Commuter Rail) * $104.0 (YOE) $24.9 24% Exempt Exempt Exempt
Stamford (Urban Transitway and Intermodal Transportation Center) $24.0 (YOE) $18.0 75% Recommended Medium Medium
Tacoma (Lakewood-to-Tacoma Commuter Rail) * $86.0 (YOE) $24.9 29% Exempt Exempt Exempt
Washington County (Wilsonville to Beaverton Commuter Rail) * $86.0 (YOE) $24.9 30% Exempt Exempt Exempt
Washington, D.C. (Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit) $287.3 (YOE) $224.3 78% Recommended Medium Medium

Note:
* This project has not been rated; under §5309(e)(8)(A), proposed new starts projects requiring less than $25.00 million in §5309 new starts funding are exempt from the project evaluation and rating process required by §5309(e).

** "Not Rated" indicates that sufficient information for a complete evaluation of this project was not available for this Report; for information on a specific project, see Appendix A.

"N/A" = Not Available