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Table 1-B
Summary of FY 2000 New Starts Ratings
  Overall Project Rating Financial Rating Financial Rating Criteria Project Justification Rating  Project Justification Criteria
  Capital Finance Rating Operating Finance Rating  Mobility Improvement Rating Environment Benefits Rating  Operating Efficiency Rating Cost Effectiveness Rating  Land Use Rating 
 
Phase and City (Project) 
                     
Final Design                    
Dallas-Ft. Worth (RAILTRAN Phase 2) RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium High Not Rated Medium-High Low-Medium
Dallas (North Central LRT) RECOMMENDED High High High Medium Medium-High High Medium Low-Medium Medium
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Tri-County Commuter Rail)  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium-High High Low High High Medium
Los Angeles (LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvement) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Medium Medium
New Orleans (Canal Streetcar Spine) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium Not Rated Medium High Medium-High Low-Medium
Northern New Jersey (Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium High Medium-High
San Diego (Mission Valley East) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED High High High Medium-High Medium-High High Medium Medium-High Medium-High
Tacoma-Seattle (Sounder) Commuter Rail RECOMMENDED High High High Medium Medium Medium Medium Low Medium-High
                     
Preliminary Engineering                    
Austin (Northwest/North Central Corridor) NOT RATED  Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
Baltimore (MTA Double Tracking Project)  RECOMMENDED Medium Medium Medium Medium-High Medium High Medium Medium-High Low-Medium
Boston (Piers Transitway Phase 2) NOT RECOMMENDED Low Low Low-Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium High
Chicago (Central Kane Corridor) RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium High Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium
Chicago (North Central Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium High Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium
Chicago (Southwest Corridor) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium High Low-Medium
Cincinnati (I-71) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium Low Medium Low
Cleveland (Euclid Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Low Medium Medium Low Medium-High
Denver (Southeast Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium-High High High Medium Medium-High Medium
Kansas City (Southtown LRT) NOT RECOMMENDED Low Low Low Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Medium Medium
Las Vegas (Resort Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium-High Medium-High High Medium High Medium
Little Rock (Junction Bridge/River Rail) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Medium
Memphis (Medical Ctr. Trolley Extension) RECOMMENDED Medium-High High Medium-High Medium Low-Medium Medium Not Rated High Medium
Miami (East/West Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low Low Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium-High
Miami (North 27th Avenue Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED Low Low Low Low-Medium Low-Medium High Medium Low-Medium Medium
Minneapolis (Hiawatha Avenue) RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Low Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium
New York City (LIRR East Side Access) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low Medium-High Medium Low-Medium Medium Not Rated Low High
Norfolk (Virginia Beach Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED Low Low Low Low-Medium Low Medium High Medium Low-Medium
N. New Jersey (Hudson-Bergen MOS-2) NOT RATED  Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
Orange County (Irvine-Fullerton Corridor) RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Medium
Orlando (I-4 Central Florida Light Rail) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Medium-High High Medium Medium-High Low Medium Medium Medium-High Medium-High
Phoenix (Central Phoenix/East Valley) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium Low Medium Low High Medium
Pittsburgh (MLK Busway Extension) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium-High Low-Medium Low Not Rated Medium High Medium
Pittsburgh (Stage 2 LRT) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low Medium-High Medium Medium-High Medium Not Rated Medium-High Low-Medium
Portland (South/North Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Medium-High High
Raleigh, NC (Regional Transit Plan) RECOMMENDED Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium High Medium Medium
Salt Lake City (Downtown Connector-West/East Corridor) NOT RECOMMENDED Low Low Low Medium Low-Medium High Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium
San Diego (Mid Coast Corridor) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED High High High Medium-High Medium-High High Medium High Medium
San Diego (Oceanside Escondido Corridor) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium High Medium
San Francisco (Bayshore-Third Street LRT) RECOMMENDED Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Medium Low High
San Juan - Minillas Extension NOT RATED  Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Medium-High Medium High Low High Medium-High
Seattle Link LRT (Northgate-Seatac) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED High High High Medium-High Medium-High High Medium Medium-High High
Tampa (Tampa Regional Rail) NOT RECOMMENDED Low-Medium Low-Medium Low Medium Medium-High High Medium Medium Low-Medium
Washington DC (Largo Extension) RECOMMENDED Medium Medium Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Medium-High Medium-High