Evaluation and Rating Process flow chart:
After first meeting the basic programmatic, planning, and environmental requirements which signify project readiness to advance into the next stage of development, project sponsors submit to FTA the project justification and local financial commitment criteria for evaluation (these criteria and their associated measures are described in the previous sections). FTA assigns a rating of high, medium-high, medium, low-medium, or low to each of the individual project justification criteria and to the measures for local financial commitment. These criteria/measure-specific ratings are then combined into summary project justification and finance ratings. These summary ratings are then combined to determine an overall project rating.