SCC Workbook 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: