Letter to the Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes

The Secretary of Transportation

Washington, D.C. 20590

December 6, 2001


The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes
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 Transportationís Supplemental Report on New†Starts, in response to the requirements of 49†U.S.C.†5309(o)(2). This report updates the status of proposed major transit investment projects ("new starts") that have recently completed the alternatives analysis or preliminary engineering stages of development.

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 yours,

Signature of Secretary Mineta

Norman Y. Mineta

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