Public Transportation: Future Demand Is Likely for New Starts and Small Starts Programs, but Improvements Needed to the Small Starts Application Process Page: 3 of 49
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Results in Brief 4
FTA Recommended 14 Projects for Fiscal Year 2008 Funding;
SAFETEA-LU Changes to Evaluation and Rating Process Remain 14
Changes in the Size and Composition of the New Starts Pipeline
Are Likely Due to Different Factors 22
Future Demand for New Starts Program Expected; Project
Sponsors Seek Small Starts Program Improvements 30
Recommendations for Executive Action 37
Agency Comments 38
Appendix I Scope and Methodology 39
Appendix II GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 43
Related GAO Products 44
Table 1: Projects Recommended for an FFGA and Other Funding,
Fiscal Year 2008 15
Table 2: Small Starts and Very Small Starts Projects, Fiscal Year
Table 3: Implementation of SAFETEA-LU Changes to the New
Starts Evaluation and Rating Process, as of July 2007 19
Table 4: Number of Projects in the Pipeline, and Evaluated and
Rated, by Fiscal Year 23
Table 5: Total Dollar Amounts and Numbers of New Starts FFGAs,
by Fiscal Year 24
Table 6: New Starts, Small Starts, and Very Small Starts Application
GAO-07-917 Public Transportation
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Public Transportation: Future Demand Is Likely for New Starts and Small Starts Programs, but Improvements Needed to the Small Starts Application Process, report, July 27, 2007; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295421/m1/3/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.