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This report is prepared annually for submission to the United States Congress by the Secretary of Transportation. Title 49, United States Code, Section 5309(o)(2) requires the Secretary of Transportation to submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of the Senate, a "supplemental report on new starts" that describes the Secretary's evaluation and rating of each proposed new starts project that has completed alternatives analysis or preliminary engineering since the date of the last Annual Report on New Starts. In addition to those committees, this report is also formally submitted to the Appropriations Committees of both the House and Senate. It is also provided to transit operators, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), State departments of transportation, and made generally available to the public at large.

This report is an update of project-specific information; it is not a budgetary document. Nothing in this report in any way alters any recommendations for the allocation of discretionary new starts funding that have been made by the Administration.

Upon request, this report will be made available in alternative formats. It is also available via the Internet at the FTA site on the World Wide Web; the address is http://www.fta.dot.gov.