New Starts Momentum Shifts to the East

The FTA's New Starts program is tilting more toward the eastern part of the U.S., partly due to the start of some long-overdue mega-projects. Also, New Starts funding will include money for four "small starts," for projects under $250 million total and no more than $75 million in federal money. A record of $1.4 billion in FY 2008 funding is budgeted. The article highlights the latest new starts from the Midwest to the East Coast. They are located in New York, Northern Virginia, Hartford, Minneapolis, Norfolk, Chicago, Northern New Jersey and Pittsburgh. The project pipeline has dropped dramatically in the last two years, raising concerns that the FTA has raised the bar so high that projects are delayed or postponed. The article also includes a critique of the small starts program and how it has met initial expectations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 26, 28, 30-31
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01052228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2007 2:12PM