Proposed Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2008


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U.S. Department
of Transportation
Federal Transit
Annual Report on

Proposed Allocations of Funds
for Fiscal Year 2008

New Starts, Small Starts, Alternative Transportation in
Parks and Public Lands

Proposed Allocation of
Funds for Fiscal Year 2008

Report of the Secretary of Transportation
to the United States Congress
Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5309(k)(1)


Annual Report on New Starts: Proposed Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2008

(Cover photos courtesy of the Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO,
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, FL,
Metra, Chicago, IL, and the Lane Transit District (LTD) Springfield, Oregon.)


Prepared by:
Federal Transit Administration

Pursuant to:
Title 49, United States Code, Section 5309(k)(1)

Available from:
Federal Transit Administration
Office of Planning and Environment
400 7th Street, SW, Room 9413
Washington, DC  20590

Letter to The Honorable Christopher J. Dodd

Letter to The Honorable James L. Oberstar 

Letter to The Honorable Richard C. Shelby

Letter to The Honorable John L. Mica

Letter to The Honorable Jeff Bingaman

Letter to The Honorable Nick J. Rahall II

Letter to The Honorable Peter V. Domenici

Letter to The Honorable Don Young

Letter to The Honorable David R. Obey

Letter to The Honorable Robert C. Byrd

Letter to The Honorable Jerry Lewis

Letter to The Honorable Thad Cochran


- Table of Contents -

Executive Summary


Principles for Funding Recommendations

Table 1

FY 2008 Funding Allocations and Recommendations

Existing Full Funding Grant Agreements 

Pending Full Funding Grant Agreements 
       CO, Denver/West Corridor LRT 
       OR, Portland/South Corridor I-205/Portland Mall LRT

Proposed Full Funding Grant Agreements 
       NY, New York/Second Avenue Subway Phase I 
       WA, Seattle/University Link LRT Extension 
Other Projects   
       CT, Hartford/New Britain-Hartford Busway   
       MN, Minneapolis-Big Lake/Northstar Corridor Rail   
       TX, Houston/North Corridor BRT 
       TX, Houston/Southeast Corridor BRT   
       VA, Norfolk/Norfolk LRT  
       VA, No. Virginia/Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project – Extension to Wiehle Avenue Extension

Small Starts  
       CA, Los Angeles Metro Rapid Bus System Gap Closure  
       MO, Kansas City/Troost Corridor BRT 
       OR, Springfield/Pioneer Parkway EmX BRT 
       WA, King County/Pacific Highway South BRT 

Other Funding

Transportation in the Parks and Public Lands Program

FY 2008 New Starts Projects and Ratings Contained in this Report 

Tables 2-A and 2-B

[Map] Project Development, Preliminary Engineering & Final Design

[Map] Existing and Pending FY 2008 Full Funding Grant Agreements

Appendix A: New Starts Project Profiles

Appendix B: FY 2008 Evaluation and Rating Process

Appendix C: Alternative Transportation in the Parks and Public Lands Program