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Table 1-D
Summary of FY 2002 New Starts Ratings
  Project Justification Rating   Mobility Improvement Rating Mobility Improvements Environment Benefits Rating Environmental Benefits
    Annual Travel Time Savings (millions hours) Low Income Households within 1/2 Mile Annual Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (tons CO2) Annual Reduction in Regional Energy Consumption (million BTU's) EPA Classification
Phase and City (Project)    
   
   
Final Design     New Start Vs. New Start Vs. New Start Vs. Ozone Carbon Monoxide
        No-Build TSM     No Build TSM No Build TSM    
Chicago (North Central Corridor Commuter Rail)   Medium Medium 1.6 1.3 3,811 Medium 9,433 4,166 123,963 54,964 severe attainment
Dallas-Ft. Worth (Trinity Railway Express- Phase II)**   Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
Little Rock (River Rail Project) *   Exempt N/A 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 Imp. Project)*   Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Miami (South Miami-Dade Busway Extension)*   Exempt   N/A 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)   Medium-High   Medium 0.2 0.2 5,888 Medium 1,749 635 20,595 2,270 attainment attainment
San Diego (Oceanside-Escondido Rail Project)   Medium-High   Medium-High 1.4 0.7 1,706 Medium 4,070 2,113 54,464 29,045 serious non-attainment moderate non-attainment
San Francisco (Third Street Light Rail Project Phase 1)   Medium   Medium 2.4 0.0 5,988 Medium 3,503 N/A [12,582] N/A maintenance attainment
Seattle (Central Link LRT MOS-2 and MOS-3)**   Not Rated   Not Rated N/A N/A N/A Not Rated N/A N/A N/A N/A maintenance maintenance
                 
                 
Preliminary Engineering                  
                   
Austin (Light Rail Corridors)   Medium   Medium 2.6 2.1 4,446 Medium 2,295 278 1,575 27,941 attainment attainment
Charlotte (South Corridor Light Rail)   Medium   High 5.3 4.9 5,716 High -46,966 -25,117 28,070 10,850 attainment attainment
Chicago (Ravenswood Line Expansion)   High Medium-High 2.7 0.0 11,544 High 18,911 N/A 235,320 N/A severe non-attainment attainment
Chicago (Union-Pacific West Line Extension)   Medium   Medium-High 0.3 0.8 1 High 14,390 10,624 188,315 138,867 severe non-attainment attainment
Cincinnati (I-71 Corridor LRT)   Low-Medium   Low-Medium 1.6 0.8 18,882 Medium [4,360] 1,969 [61,120] 19,201 moderate non-attainment attainment
Cleveland (Euclid Corridor Transportation Project)   Medium   Medium-High 1.0 N/A 12,406 Medium 8,481 N/A 76,146 N/A maintenance moderate non-attainment
Girdwood, Alaska (Alaska Commuter Rail)*   Exempt   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hartford (New Britain-Hartford Busway)   Medium   Medium-High 2.8 0.8 4,381 High 12,158 9,086 160,084 119,449 serious non-attainment attainment
Houston (Downtown to Astrodome Corridor Light Rail)   Medium   Medium 1.2 N/A 2,031 High 13,004 N/A 82,867 N/A severe non-attainment attainment
Kansas City, Johnson County (I-35 Commuter Rail) *   Exempt N/A 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)   Medium-High   Medium 29.9 15.5 4,114 High 27,716 35,332 284,354 424,237 attainment serious non-attainment
Los Angeles (Eastside Corridor LRT)   Medium   Medium 0.4 0.2 5,343 High 2,074 2,030 8,851 16,112 extreme non-attainment serious non-attainment
Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley East-West Transit Corridor)   Medium   Medium 0.4 0.2 3,552 Medium 4,261 2,332 6,688 12,841 extreme non-attainment serious non-attainment
Lowell, Massachussetts-Nashua, Hew Hampshire (Commuter Rail)*   Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Maryland (MARC Commuter Rail Improvements)**   Not Rated   Not Rated N/A N/A N/A Not Rated N/A N/A N/A N/A severe non-attainment maintenance
Miami (North 27th Avenue Corridor)   Medium   Medium-High 0.7 0.6 3,084 Medium [5,754] [1,028] 73,661 13,439 maintenance attainment
Minneapolis (Northstar Corridor Commuter Rail)   Medium Low-Medium 1.0 [0.5] 1,219 Medium 10,860 11,828 143,247 154,427 attainment attainment
Nashville (East Corridor Commuter Rail Project) *   Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
New Orleans (Desire Corridor Streetcar)   Medium   Low-Medium 0.1 0.1 2,088 Medium [170] [113] [6,008] [5,337] attainment attainment
New York (Long Island Rail Road East Side Access Project)   Medium   Medium 7.4 5.7 3,681 High [80,261] [97,356] [1,305,826] [1,531,344] severe non-attainment moderate non-attainment
Orange County (The Centerline Rail Corridor)   Medium   Medium-High 9.3 N/A 17,506 Medium 206,623 N/A 249,326 N/A extreme non-attainment serious non-attainment
Phoenix (Central Phoenix/East Valley Corridor)**   Not Rated   Not Rated N/A N/A N/A Not Rated N/A N/A N/A N/A serious non-attainment serious non-attainment
Pittsburgh (North Shore Connector LRT)   Medium   Medium 0.2 0.1 510 Medium 15,416 133,161 23,956 [4,072] moderate non-attainment attainment
Raleigh (Regional Transit Plan Phase I Durham to Raleigh)   Medium   Medium 5.7 4.0 1,325 High [6,896] [1,531] 75,136 14,602 maintenance Maintenance
San Diego (Mid Coast Corridor Project)   Medium-High   Medium 0.8 N/A 258 High 13,425 N/A 175,016 N/A serious non-attainment moderate non-attainment
San Juan (Tren Urbano, Minillas Extension)   Medium-High   High 33.8 0.9 4,349 Medium 48,564 [4,538] 488,977 [87,589] attainment attainment
Seattle (Everett to Seattle Commuter Rail)*   Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stamford (Urban Transitway and Intermodal Transportation Center)   Medium   High 0.4 0.1 139 Medium 8,929 N/A 116,724 N/A attainment attainment
Tacoma (Lakewood-to-Tacoma Commuter Rail)*   Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Washington County (Wilsonville to Beaverton Commuter Rail)*   Exempt   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Washington DC (Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit)   Medium   Medium 2.1 1.9 237 High 1,712 10,890 59,723 68,820 serious non-attainment moderate non-attainment
   
* 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