Proposed Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2006

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U.S. Department
of Transportation
Federal Transit

Annual Report on
New Starts

Proposed Allocation of
Funds for Fiscal Year 2006
Report of the Secretary of Transportation
to the United States Congress
Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5309(o)(1)

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Report Number FTA-TBP10-2005-1

Prepared by:
Federal Transit Administration

Pursuant to:
Title 49, United States Code, Section 5309(o)(1)

Available from:
Federal Transit Administration
Office of Policy Development, TBP-10
400 7th Street, SW, Room 9310
Washington, DC 20590

(Cover Photo courtesy of New Jersey Transit, FTA archives)

"Dear Colleague" letter from Administrator Jennifer L. Dorn (MS Word)

Letter to The Honorable Richard C. Shelby (MS Word)

Letter to The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes (MS Word)

Letter to The Honorable Don Young (MS Word)

Letter to The Honorable James L. Oberstar (MS Word)


This report is transmitted pursuant to Title 49, United States Code (U.S.C.), 5309(o)(1), which requires the Secretary of Transportation to submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the United States Senate, a report that includes a proposal on the allocation of amounts to be made available to finance grants and loans for capital projects for new fixed guideway systems and extensions to existing fixed guideway systems (“New Starts”) among applicants for those funds. In addition, the report is formally submitted to the Appropriations Committees of both the House and the Senate. It is also provided to transit operators, metropolitan planning organizations, and State departments of transportation, and is made available to the public at large.

The report is a companion document to the President’s annual budget request to Congress. It provides the Administration’s recommendations for allocating New Starts capital investment funding for Federal Fiscal Year 2006.

The report is organized into two sections: the main body of the report, which specifies funding recommendations by project and provides background information both on the projects and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program and processes; and a series of appendices that provide more detailed information on each proposed project. Appendix A includes those proposed projects in preliminary engineering, final design, or construction, and includes a complete profile (with map, where available) for each project. Appendix B briefly describes studies for projects that were authorized in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) that are not reported in Appendix A, or projects that have received New Starts appropriations.

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

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