Table 1-D Continued: Summary of FY2004 New Starts Ratings

Table 1-D Continued: Summary of FY2004 New Starts Ratings


Table 1-D (Cont)
Summary of FY2004 New Starts Ratings
 
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
Baltimore, MARC Penn-Camden Connection (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Chicago, Ravenswood Expansion Project (3) Medium $0.16 $0.16 Not Rated N/A High
Cleveland, Euclid Corridor Transportation Project Medium $0.73 $0.73 Low $35.40 Medium-High
Galveston, Rail Trolley Extension (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Girdwood, Alaska Railroad - South Anchorage Double Track (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Girdwood, Alaska Railroad - Eagle River to Knik River Track Improvements (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Girdwood, Alaska Railroad - Knik River to Wasilla Track Improvements (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Little Rock, River Rail Project (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Los Angeles, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvements (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Nashville, East Corridor Commuter Rail (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
New York, Long Island Rail Road East Side Access Medium $0.24 $0.25 Medium $15.25 High
Pawtucket, Commuter Rail Improvement Program (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Prince William, Alaska Marine Highway System (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Seattle, Central Link Initial Segment Medium $0.52 $0.51 Medium $16.27 Medium-High
Preliminary Engineering
Boston, Silver Line Phase III (4) Medium $0.29 $0.29 Low $29.99 High
Bridgeport, Intermodal Transportation Center (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Burlington, Burlington-Essex Commuter Rail Project (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Charlotte, South Corridor LRT Medium $0.43 $0.43 Medium $18.61 Medium
Cincinnati, Interstate 71 Corridor LR Medium $0.64 $0.54 Medium $15.40 Medium
Columbus, North Corridor LRT Medium $0.68 $0.67 Medium-High $10.80 Medium
Dallas, Northwest/Southeast Light Rail MOS Medium $0.63 $0.65 Medium $18.28 Medium
Denver, West Corridor LRT (4) Medium $0.53 $0.54 Low-Medium $23.24 Medium
Fort Collins, Mason Street Transportation Corridor (4, 5, 6) Medium $1.60 $0.72 Not-Rated N/A Medium-High
Harrisburg, CORRIDORone Rail MOS (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Hartford, New-Britain - Hartford Busway (7) Medium $0.70 $0.57 Not Rated N/A Medium
Honolulu, Primary Corridor Transportation Project Medium $0.27 $0.27 High $7.38 Medium-High
Johnson County, I-35 Commuter Rail (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Las Vegas, Resort Corridor Fixed Guideway Medium $0.45 $0.36 High $2.83 Medium
Los Angeles, Mid-City/Exposition LRT (7) Medium $0.35 $0.35 Not Rated N/A Medium
Lowell, MA- Nashua NH, Commuter Rail Extension (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Miami, North Corridor Metrorail Extension Medium $0.47 $0.45 Medium $18.53 Low-Medium
Minneapolis, Northstar Corridor Rail Project (8) Medium $0.36 $0.37 Not Rated $7.30 Medium-High
New Orleans, Desire Corridor Streetcar (4) Medium $0.66 $0.69 Low $111.91 Medium
New York, Second Avenue Subway Medium $0.27 $0.27 Low $39.70 High
Norfolk, Norfolk LRT Medium $0.87 $0.84 Low $46.92 Medium
Orange County, Centerline LRT Project (7) Medium $0.50 $0.42 Not Rated N/A Medium
Philadelphia, Schuylkill Valley MetroRail (4, 5) Medium N/A N/A Low-Medium $23.78 Medium-High
Phoenix, Central Phoenix/East Valley Corridor Medium $0.27 $0.26 Medium-High $12.40 Medium
Pittsburgh, North Shore Connector LRT (4) Medium $0.71 $0.66 Low $37.79 Medium-High
Raleigh, Phase I Regional Rail Project (4) Medium $0.46 $0.46 Medium $14.59 Medium
San Diego, Mid-Coast Corridor (7) Medium $0.19 $0.25 Not Rated N/A Medium
San Francisco, New Central Subway Project (4, 5, 9) Medium $0.27 $0.26 Not Rated N/A High
San Juan, Tren Urbano Minillas Extension (4, 5, 6) Not Submitted Not Submitted Not Submitted Not Submitted Not Submitted Not Submitted
Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor (9) Medium $0.73 $0.69 Not Rated N/A Medium-High
Seattle, Everett-to-Seattle Commuter Rail (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Seattle, Lakewood-to-Tacoma (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Silver Spring, Silver Spring Intermodal Transit Center (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Stamford, Urban Transitway and Intermodal Transportation Center Improvements (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Regional Rail (9) Medium $0.00 $0.00 Not Rated N/A Medium
Washington, Dulles Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (4, 5) Medium $0.24 $0.22 Medium $18.45 Medium
Washington, MARC Mid-Day Storage Facility (2) Exempt N/A N/A Exempt N/A Exempt
Washington County, Wilsonville to Beaverton Commuter Rail Project (4, 5, 9) Medium $0.63 $0.58 Not Rated N/A Medium-High

"N/A" = Not Available, "J" represents the Project Justification Rating, "O" represents the Operating Finance Rating, "C" represents the Capital Finance Rating.
(1) The following projects did not submit New Starts criteria for the FY 2004 Annual Report on New Starts: Austin Rapid Transit Project MOS, Louisville Transportation Tomorrow South Central Corridor LRT, Seattle Airport Link and the Seattle North Link. Thus, these projects are not shown on the table.
(2) 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.
(3) FTA and the project sponsor were unable to successfully implement the software necessary to calculate the user benefit information for this project. However, FTA and the project sponsor have calculated an estimate of user benefits, which we believe to be reasonable and which would result in a "Recommended" rating for the project. FTA will continue to work with the project sponsor to implement the software and confirm this estimate.
(4) The Administration is seeking legislation that would limit the Federal New Starts share to no more than 50 percent beginning in FY2004. Future ratings of these projects would be affected by that change.
(5) The Conference Report accompanying the FY 2002 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act instructs that, as of October 1, 2002, no new Full Funding Grant Agreements may be executed with a Federal New Starts share greater than 60 percent. Accordingly, in the future, project financial ratings will reflect this Congressional instruction at all stages of project development.
(6) The project sponsor did not submit information for this measure.
(7) This project was "Not Rated" for project justification, mobility, cost-effectiveness and the overall rating because FTA has serious concerns about the information submitted for these measures; the underlying assumptions used by the project sponsor may have produced an inaccurate representation of the benefits of the project. FTA continues to work with this project sponsor to validate the assumptions, information, and projections. This information will be made available to Congress and other interested parties when the issues are resolved.
(8) This project was "Not Rated" for project justification, mobility, and cost-effectiveness because FTA has serious concerns about the information submitted for these measures; the underlying assumptions used by the project sponsor may have produced an inaccurate representation of the benefits of the project. FTA continues to work with this project sponsor to validate the assumptions, information, and projections. This information will be made available to Congress and other interested parties when the issues are resolved.
(9) Projects not submitting transportation system user benefit information have been rated "Not Yet Available" for the project justification, mobility and overall rating.