Table 1D - Summary of FY2003 New Starts Ratings

Phase and City (Project) Project Justification Rating Mobility Improvement Rating Mobility Improvements Environmental Benefits
Annual Travel Time Savings (millions hours) NS Vs. Baseline Employees within 1/2 mile Low Income Households within 1/2 Mile Environment Benefits Rating Annual Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (tons CO2) NS. Vs. Baseline Annual Reduction in Regional Energy Consumption (million BTU's) NS. Vs. Baseline EPA Classification
Ozone Carbon Monoxide

Final Design

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

Alaska Marine Highway System

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Alaska Railroad (South Anchorage Double Track)

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Alaska Railroad (Knik River to Wasilla Track Improvements)

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Galveston, TX (Rail Trolley Extension)***

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Little Rock (River Rail Project) *

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Los Angeles-San Diego (LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvements)*

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Nashville (East Corridor Commuter Rail) *

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Pawtucket, RI (Commuter Rail Improvement Program)

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Salt Lake City (Medical Center Extension LRT)

Medium

Low-Medium

0.2

27,600

140

Medium

N/A

584

Maintenance

Non-Attainment

San Francisco (Third Street Light Rail, Phase I)

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Seattle (Central Link Initial Segment)

Medium

Low-Medium

5.7

196,300

2,600

Medium

9,800

120,100

Maintenance

Maintenance

Preliminary Engineering

       

 

         

Austin (Rapid Transit Project MOS)**

Not Rated

Not Rated

N/A

N/A

N/A

Not Rated

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bridgeport, CT (Intermodal Transportation Center)

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Charlotte (South Corridor LRT)

Medium-High

Medium-High

4.9

77,300

1,440

Medium

15,660

196,800

Maintenance

Maintenance

Chicago (Ravenswood Line Expansion)

High

High

5.1

80,350

11,550

High

18,900

235,300

Severe

Attainment

Cincinnati (Interstate 71 Corridor LRT)

Medium

Medium-High

0.8

192,600

18,880

Medium

1,970

19,200

Moderate

Attainment

Cleveland (Euclid Corridor Transportation Project)

Medium

Medium

1.0

175,000

12,400

Medium

8,480

76,150

Maintenance

Moderate

Columbus (North Corridor LRT)

Medium

Medium

1.1

235,000

6,060

Medium

7,870

91,120

Attainment

Attainment

Dallas (Northwest/Southeast Light Rail MOS)

Medium

Medium

1.7

49,170

3,060

Medium

30,000

356,500

Serious

Attainment

Denver (West Corridor LRT)

Medium

Medium-High

2.6

27,400

1,180

High

2,870

23,680

Maintenance

Serious

Fort Collins, CO (Mason Street Transportation Corridor)

Medium

Medium

0.5

25,389

1,336

High

1,970

23,656

Attainment

Moderate

Hartford (New Britain-Hartford Busway)

Medium-High

Medium-High

2.8

N/A

4,380

High

12,160

160,080

Serious

Attainment

Honolulu (Primary Transportation Corridor Project)

Medium-High

Medium

1.6

340,320

8,600

Medium

6,400

73,540

Attainment

Attainment

Kansas City, Johnson County (I-35 Commuter Rail) *

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Las Vegas (Resort Corridor Fixed Guideway)

Medium-High

Medium-High

7.1

69,300

1,690

High

24,070

260,300

Attainment

Serious

Los Angeles (Eastside Corridor LRT)

Medium

Medium

0.2

84,000

5,330

High

2,030

16,110

Extreme

Serious

Los Angeles (Mid-City/Exposition LRT)

Medium

Medium-High

1.2

150,350

7,900

High

15,360

212,060

Extreme

Serious

Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley East-West Transit Corridor)

Medium

Medium

0.2

54,500

3,550

High

4,400

48,260

Extreme

Serious

Louisville (South Central Corridor LRT)

Medium

Medium

1.3

3,070

15,950

Medium

2,980

35,600

Non-attainment

Attainment

Lowell, MA-Nashua, NH (Lowell-Nashua Commuter Rail Extension)*

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Maryland (MARC Commuter Rail Improvements)**

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Miami (North 27th Avenue)

Low-Medium

Low-Medium

0.6

N/A

3,080

Medium

1,030

13,440

Maintenance

Attainment

Minneapolis (Northstar Corridor Commuter Rail)

Medium

Medium

0.4

35,700

1,092

Medium

12,360

161,250

Attainment

Attainment

New Orleans (Desire Corridor Streetcar)

Medium

Medium

0.1

89,340

4,600

Medium

[113]

[5,337]

Attainment

Attainment

New York (Long Island Rail Road East Side Access)

Medium-High

Medium

7.4

698,200

4,443

High

16,890

150,430

Severe

Moderate

New York (Second Avenue Subway)

Medium-High

Medium-High

18.0

1,200,000

41,044

High

18,460

216,110

Severe

Moderate

Orange County (Centerline LRT Project)

Medium

Medium

N/A

125,780

9,340

High

7,120

37,610

Extreme

Serious

Philadelphia (Schuylkill Valley MetroRail)

Medium

Medium-High

1.8

379,400

28,400

High

65,260

818,140

Non-attainment

Attainment

Phoenix (Central Phoenix/East Valley Corridor)**

Medium

Medium

14.4

145,700

4,370

Medium

2,826

48,122

Serious

Serious

Pittsburgh (North Shore Connector LRT)

Medium

Low-Medium

0.1

N/A

1,350

Medium

13,160

22,960

Moderate

Attainment

Raleigh (Phase I Regional Rail Project)

Medium

Medium-High

3.9

N/A

1,330

Low-Medium

[318]

332

Maintenance

Maintenance

San Diego (Mid Coast Corridor)

Medium-High

Medium

0.8

6,800

260

High

11,180

143,750

Serious

Moderate

San Juan (Tren Urbano Minillas Extension)

Not Rated

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Seattle (Everett-to-Seattle Commuter Rail)*

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Seattle (Link Extension and North Link)**

Not Rated

Not Rated

N/A

N/A

N/A

Not Rated

N/A

N/A

Maintenance

Maintenance

Seattle-Tacoma (Lakewood-to-Tacoma Commuter Rail)*

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Stamford (Urban Transitway and Intermodal Transportation Center)

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tampa (Tampa Bay Regional Rail System)

Medium

Medium

3.5

86,900

6,960

Medium

9,090

98,250

Maintenance

Attainment

Washington County (Wilsonville-Beaverton Commuter Rail)*

Exempt

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Washington, DC (Dulles Corridor Bus Rapid Transit)

Medium

Medium

1.9

49,200

155

Medium

10,890

68,820

Serious

Moderate

* This project has not been rated; under §5309(e)(8)(A), proposed new starts projects requiring less than $25.00 million in §5309 new starts funding are exempt from the project evaluation and rating process required by §5309(e).
** "Not Rated" indicates that sufficient information for a complete evaluation of this project was not available for this Report; for information on a specific project, see Appendix A.
*** The Galveston Trolley plans to use funding from toll revenue credits to bring the local share to 20 percent.
"N/A" = Not Available

 


 

Phase and City (Project)

Operating
Efficiency
Rating

Operating Efficiencies

Cost
Effectiveness
Rating

Cost Effectiveness

Land Use
Rating

Systemwide Operating
Cost per
Passenger Mile

Incremental Cost
per Incremental
Passenger
(NS Vs. Baseline)

Baseline

New Start

Final Design

           

Alaska Marine Highway System

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Alaska Railroad (South Anchorage Double Track)

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Alaska Railroad (Knik River to Wasilla Track Improvements)

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Galveston, TX (Rail Trolley Extension)***

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Little Rock (River Rail Project) *

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Los Angeles-San Diego (LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvements)*

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Nashville (East Corridor Commuter Rail) *

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Pawtucket, RI (Commuter Rail Improvement Program)

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Salt Lake City (Medical Center Extension LRT)

Medium

$0.32

$0.32

Medium

$13.40

Medium

San Francisco (Third Street Light Rail, Phase I)

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Seattle (Central Link Initial Segment)

Medium

$0.52

$0.51

Low-Medium

$15.60

Medium-High

Preliminary Engineering

         

 

Austin (Rapid Transit Project MOS)**

Not Rated

N/A

N/A

Not Rated

N/A

Not Rated

Bridgeport, CT (Intermodal Transportation Center)

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Charlotte (South Corridor LRT)

Medium

$0.38

$0.37

Medium-High

$7.20

Medium-High

Chicago (Ravenswood Line Expansion)

Medium

$0.16

$0.16

Medium-High

$8.10

High

Cincinnati (Interstate 71 Corridor LRT)

Medium

$0.46

$0.47

Low-Medium

$17.60

Medium

Cleveland (Euclid Corridor Transportation Project)

High

$0.71

$0.71

Low

$35.30

Medium-High

Columbus (North Corridor LRT)

Medium-High

$0.70

$0.67

Low-Medium

$19.50

Medium

Dallas (Northwest/Southeast Light Rail MOS)

Low

$0.63

$0.65

Medium

$13.10

Medium

Denver (West Corridor LRT)

Medium

$0.40

$0.42

Low-Medium

$22.80

Medium

Fort Collins, CO (Mason Street Transportation Corridor)

High

$1.48

$1.38

Medium-High

$10.60

Medium

Hartford (New Britain-Hartford Busway)

Low

$0.74

$0.68

High

$5.00

Medium

Honolulu (Primary Transportation Corridor Project)

Medium

$0.26

$0.26

Medium-High

$7.15

Medium-High

Kansas City, Johnson County (I-35 Commuter Rail) *

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Las Vegas (Resort Corridor Fixed Guideway)

High

$0.55

$0.48

High

$3.00

Medium

Los Angeles (Eastside Corridor LRT)

Medium

$0.36

$0.36

Low

$28.15

Medium-High

Los Angeles (Mid-City/Exposition LRT)

Low

$0.36

$0.35

Low-Medium

$16.50

Medium

Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley East-West Transit Corridor)

Medium

$0.36

$0.36

Low-Medium

$15.40

Medium

Louisville (South Central Corridor LRT)

Medium

$0.56

$0.57

Medium

$12.60

Low-Medium

Lowell, MA-Nashua, NH (Lowell-Nashua Commuter Rail Extension)*

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Maryland (MARC Commuter Rail Improvements)**

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Miami (North 27th Avenue)

Medium

$0.45

$0.41

Low

$42.50

Low-Medium

Minneapolis (Northstar Corridor Commuter Rail)

Medium

$0.33

$0.34

Medium

$14.80

Medium

New Orleans (Desire Corridor Streetcar)

Medium

$0.54

$0.54

Medium-High

$10.90

Medium-High

New York (Long Island Rail Road East Side Access)

Medium

$0.23

$0.25

Low

$34.50

High

New York (Second Avenue Subway)

Medium

$0.48

$0.48

Low

$128.50

High

Orange County (Centerline LRT Project)

High

$0.49

$0.42

Medium

$11.40

Medium

Philadelphia (Schuylkill Valley MetroRail)

Medium-High

$0.26

$0.25

Low-Medium

$16.90

Medium-High

Phoenix (Central Phoenix/East Valley Corridor)**

High

$0.66

$0.51

Medium-High

$9.90

Medium

Pittsburgh (North Shore Connector LRT)

Medium

$0.46

$0.46

Medium

$14.70

Medium-High

Raleigh (Phase I Regional Rail Project)

High

$0.67

$0.56

Low-Medium

$19.50

Medium

San Diego (Mid Coast Corridor)

Medium

$0.26

$0.26

High

$4.10

Medium

San Juan (Tren Urbano Minillas Extension)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Medium

Seattle (Everett-to-Seattle Commuter Rail)*

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Seattle (Link Extension and North Link)**

Not Rated

N/A

N/A

Not Rated

N/A

Not Rated

Seattle-Tacoma (Lakewood-to-Tacoma Commuter Rail)*

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Stamford (Urban Transitway and Intermodal Transportation Center)

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Tampa (Tampa Bay Regional Rail System)

Medium

$0.50

$0.51

Medium-High

$10.30

Low-Medium

Washington County (Wilsonville-Beaverton Commuter Rail)*

Exempt

N/A

N/A

Exempt

N/A

Exempt

Washington, DC (Dulles Corridor Bus Rapid Transit)

Medium-High

$0.26

$0.25

Low-Medium

$15.40

Medium

* This project has not been rated; under §5309(e)(8)(A), proposed new starts projects requiring less than $25.00 million in §5309 new starts funding are exempt from the project evaluation and rating process required by §5309(e).
** "Not Rated" indicates that sufficient information for a complete evaluation of this project was not available for this Report; for information on a specific project, see Appendix A.
*** The Galveston Trolley plans to use funding from toll revenue credits to bring the local share to 20 percent.
"N/A" = Not Available