Standard Cost Categories (SCC) for Capital Projects (2011 FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE)

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NOTE: This information is provided for historical reference only. Project sponsors should use the SCC worksheets posted at to submit information to FTA. The password for the SCC worksheets is SCC15.

SCC Workbook (Excel) (for historical reference) Rev. 14, August 5, 2011

In 2005 FTA implemented the Standard Cost Categories, to establish a consistent format for the reporting, estimating, and managing of capital costs for New Starts projects. The cost information gathered from projects across the country has been developed into a database (the Capital Cost Database), a cost estimating resource useful to FTA and the transit industry alike. The SCC Workbook is a project management tool -- project-based as opposed to grant-based.

Over the life of a project, the consistent format should make it easier to track, evaluate and control cost changes. Submission of capital costs to FTA in the SCC format is required at the following points:

Translating your cost estimate into the SCC format (Excel)

SCC Workbook, Rev 14 (Excel)