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United States: Projects recommended for FTA’s Small Starts Program in FY 2019 [free access]

February 1, 2019

Small Starts projects is a category of projects eligible under the Capital Investment Grants (CIG), a programme providing funding for new and extended rapid rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), commuter rail, streetcar, ferries and corridor-based BRT projects. Small Starts projects comprise upcoming and existing fixed guideway systems and corridor based BRT projects having an estimated total capital cost less than USD300 million and are seeking investments under USD100 million under Section 5309 CIG program funds.

 

For fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has recommended a total of 36 such projects which entail a total investment exceeding USD4.12 billion. The table given below provides information about such projects.

 

Table: Small Starts projects recommended for FY 2019

State

City

Project

Capital cost (USD million)

Financing cost (USD million)

Total capital cost (USD million)

Total CIG request (USD million)

CIG share of capital cost (%)

Arizona

Flagstaff

Transit Spine BRT*

32.90

0

32.90

---

---

Arizona

Tempe

Tempe Streetcar

176.60

9.40

186

75

40.30

California

Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar*

295.40

0

295.40

100

33.90

California

Sacramento

Downtown Riverfront Streetcar Project

208.50

0

208.50

100

48

California

San Bernardino

Redlands Passenger Rail Project

274.30

1.90

276.20

80

29

California

San Rafael

SMART Regional Rail - San Rafael to Larkspur Extension

55.40

0

55.40

22.50

40.60

Florida

Jacksonville

First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit Southwest Corridor

33.20

0

33.20

23.20

70

Florida

Jacksonville

JTA First Coast Flyer BRT East Corridor

33.90

0

33.90

16.90

50

Florida

Orlando

SunRail Connector to the Orlando International Airport*

175-225

0

175-225

---

---

Florida

Orlando

SunRail Phase II North^

68.70

0

68.70

34.30

49.90

Florida

St. Petersburg

Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project

41.40

0

41.40

20.40

49.20

Indiana

Indianapolis

IndyGo Purple Rapid Transit Line

139.50

0

139.50

69.70

49.90

Indianapolis

Indianapolis

IN Indianapolis, IndyGo Red Line Rapid Transit

96.30

0

96.30

75

77.80

Louisiana

Baton Rouge

TramLinkBR*

167.50

2.30

169.80

84

49.50

Michigan

Grand Rapids

 Laker Line BRT

72.80

0

72.80

56.20

77.20

Michigan

Lansing

Capital Area Transportation Authority Bus Rapid Transit Project

141.80

0

141.80

97.80

69

Minnesota

Minneapolis

METRO Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit

150.70

0

150.70

$74.10

49.20

Missouri

Kansas City

Kansas City Streetcar Expansion

263

0

263

100

38

Missouri

Kansas City

Prospect MAX

55.80

0

55.80

29.90

53.60

North Carolina

Chapel Hill

North-South BRT*

96.80-105.90

---

96.80-105.90

77.40-84.70

---

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Rapid Transit Project

133.70

0

133.70

75

56.10

Nevada

Reno

Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension

80.80

0

80.80

40.40

50

New York

Albany

River Corridor Bus Rapid Transit

40.90

0

40.90

32.70

80

New York

Albany

NY Albany, Washington-Western Bus Rapid Transit

108.80

0

108.80

87.10

80

New York

New York City

Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service

225.70

0

225.70

97.10

43

Oregon

Portland

Division Transit Project

168.50

6.20

174.70

87.30

50

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Downtown-Uptown-Oakland-East End BRT

195.50

0

195.50

97.80

50

Texas

El Paso

Montana RTS Corridor

47

0

47

28.20

60

Virginia

Alexandria

West End Transitway*

119-140

---

119-140

---

---

Washington

Everett

Swift II BRT

73.60

0

73.60

43.20

58.70

Washington

Seattle

Madison Street BRT

120

0

120

59.90

49.90

Washington

Seattle

Roosevelt RapidRide Project

77.20

0

77.20

38.60

50

Washington

Seattle

Seattle Center City Connector

177

0

177

75

42.40

Washington

Spokane

Spokane Central City Line

72

0

72

53.40

74.20

Washington

Tacoma

Tacoma Link Extension

214.60

0

214.60

75

34.90

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

Milwaukee East-West BRT

53.50

0

53.50

37.40

70

Washington

Everett

Swift II BRT

73.60

0

73.60

43.20

58.70

Washington

Seattle

Madison Street BRT

120

0

120

59.90

49.90

Washington

Seattle

Roosevelt RapidRide Project

77.20

0

77.20

38.60

50

Washington

Seattle

Seattle Center City Connector

177

0

177

75

42.40

Notes: *-The recommended projects have entered project development under MAP-21 and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The projects do not require to be assigned a rating on entering into project development stage.

 

^-FTA has been unable to develop ratings the project.

 

Source: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)