How the Feds Mess with Transit Projects

Here’s a great article from the Pioneer Press in Minneapolis/St. Paul that talks about how the FTA calculates a Cost Effectiveness Index for transit projects.

The Streetcar Loop is going through the same process and is subject to the same 23.99 magic number. Our problem is that every time we submit data that gets us under the magic number, they tweak the model and put us back over.

And the games go on…

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