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Table 1-A
Summary of FY 2002 New Starts Ratings
Total Capital Cost (millions) Total Sect. 5309 Funding Requested (millions) Section 5309 Funds Share of Capital Costs   Overall Project Rating       Project Justification Rating  
    Financial    
Phase and City (Project)     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 Imp. 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 1) $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% Recommended 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 (Eastside Corridor LRT) $759.5 YOE   $402.3 53% Recommended Medium Medium  
Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley East-West Transit Corridor) $300.3 YOE   $0.0 0% Recommended Medium Medium  
Lowell, Massachussetts-Nashua, Hew 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 Commuter 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)* $82.8 YOE   $24.9 30% Exempt Exempt Exempt  
Washington DC (Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit) $287.3 YOE $224.3 78%   Recommended   Medium   Medium  
* 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