Letter to the Honorable James L. Oberstar

The Secretary of Transportation

Washington, D.C. 20590

December 6, 2001

The Honorable Don Young
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
United States House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515-6256

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 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and the Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 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