Table 1D - Summary of FY 2003 New Starts Ratings

Phase and City (Project) Project Justification Rating Mobility Improvement Rating Mobility Improvements Environment Benefits Rating Environmental Benefits
Annual Travel Time Savings (millions hours) NS Vs. Baseline Low Income Households within ½ mile Employees within ½ mile Annual Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emmissions (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 Higway 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 1) 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 1) 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 $28.15 Medium-High
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 1 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