Transmittal Letter to Congress from Secretary Slatter

THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20590

March 6, 2000

The Honorable Phil Gramm
Chairman, Committee on Banking,
Housing, and Urban Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510-6075

Dear Mr. Chairman:

I am pleased to present the U.S. Department of Transportation's Annual Report on New Starts, which makes recommendations on the allocation of funds for new fixed guideway systems and extensions for Federal Fiscal Year 2001. This report is submitted in response to the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5309(o)(1).

Identical letters are being sent to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. We are also providing copies of this report to the Transportation Subcommittees of the Appropriations Committees of both the House and Senate.

Sincerely,

Secretary Slater's signature
Rodney E. Slater

Enclosure


Identical letters sent to:

The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes
Ranking Minority Member
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510-6075

The Honorable Bud Shuster
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515-6256

The Honorable James L. Oberstar
Ranking Minority Member
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515-6256