Standard Cost Categories (SCC) for Capital Projects (2011 FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE)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NOTE: This information is provided for historical reference only.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 http://www.fta.dot.gov/12305_15612.html to submit information to FTA.

SCC Workbook (FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE) Rev. 14, August 5, 2011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:

Background
Using the Worksheets
Translating your cost estimate into the SCC format
SCC Workbook Release Notes

SCC Workbook