Table 1b

Table 1-B
Summary of FY 2002 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                              
                             
Chicago (North Central Corridor Commuter Rail)   Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Dallas-Ft. Worth (Trinity Railway Express- Phase II)**   Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
Little Rock (River Rail Project) *   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Los Angeles-San Diego (LOSSAN Rail Corridor Imp. Project)*   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Miami (South Miami-Dade Busway Extension)*   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
New Orleans (Canal Streetcar Spine)   Recommended Medium Medium-High Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Not Rated High Medium
San Diego (Oceanside-Escondido Rail Project)   Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium Medium-High Medium
San Francisco (Third Street Light Rail Project Phase 1)   Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Low High
Seattle (Central Link LRT MOS-2 and MOS-3)**   Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
                     
                     
Preliminary Engineering                      
                       
Austin (Light Rail Corridors)   Not Recommended Low-Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Charlotte (South Corridor Light Rail)   Recommended Medium Medium Medium-High Medium High High Medium Medium Medium
Chicago (Ravenswood Line Expansion)   Recommended Medium   Medium Medium   High   Medium-High High Medium High High
Chicago (Union-Pacific West Line Extension)   Recommended Medium-High Medium-High High Medium Medium-High High Medium Low-Medium Low-Medium
Cincinnati (I-71 Corridor LRT)   Not Recommended Low Low Low Low-Medium Low-Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium
Cleveland (Euclid Corridor Transportation Project)   Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Low Medium-High
Girdwood, Alaska (Alaska Commuter Rail)*   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hartford (New Britain-Hartford Busway)   Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium-High High Low High Medium
Houston (Downtown to Astrodome Corridor Light Rail)   Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium High Medium Medium-High Medium
Kansas City, Johnson County (I-35 Commuter Rail) *   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Las Vegas (Resort Corridor Fixed Guideway MOS)   Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium-High Medium High High High Medium
Los Angeles (Eastside Corridor LRT)   Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium High Medium Low Medium-High
Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley East-West Transit Corridor)   Recommended Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium
Lowell, Massachussetts-Nashua, Hew Hampshire (Commuter Rail)*   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Maryland (MARC Commuter Rail Improvements)**   Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
Miami (North 27th Avenue Corridor)   Not Recommended Low Low Low Medium Medium-High Medium Medium Low Medium
Minneapolis (Northstar Corridor Commuter Rail)   Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Nashville (East Corridor Commuter Rail Project) *   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
New Orleans (Desire Corridor Streetcar)   Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium-High
New York (Long Island Rail Road East Side Access Project)   Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium High Low-Medium Low High
Orange County (The Centerline Rail Corridor)   Recommended Medium-High   High Medium-High   Medium   Medium-High Medium High Low-Medium Medium
Phoenix (Central Phoenix/East Valley Corridor)**   Not Rated Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Medium
Pittsburgh (North Shore Connector LRT)   Recommended Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Low-Medium Medium-High
Raleigh (Regional Transit Plan Phase I Durham to Raleigh)   Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium Medium High Medium Low-Medium Medium
San Diego (Mid Coast Corridor Project)   Highly Recommended Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium High Medium High Medium
San Juan (Tren Urbano, Minillas Extension)   Recommended Medium Medium-High Medium Medium-High High Medium Low Medium-High Medium-High
Seattle (Everett to Seattle Commuter Rail)*   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stamford (Urban Transitway and Intermodal Transportation Center)   Recommended Medium Medium Not Rated Medium High Medium Not Rated Low-Medium Medium
Tacoma (Lakewood-to-Tacoma Commuter Rail)*   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Washington County (Wilsonville to Beaverton Commuter Rail)*   Exempt Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Washington DC (Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit)   Recommended   Medium   Medium Medium   Medium   Medium High Medium Low-Medium Low-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.
"N/A" = Not Available