EIGHT CORRIDOR SUMMARIES Many potential alignment options were explored before narrowing to fifteen alignment options on eight corridors. These fifteen alignment options were fully evaluated for feasibility and potential impact. The best performing alignment options for each corridor are used for prioritization and comparison on the following analyses. Summaries for additional alignment options can be found in the appendix. Evaluation Matrix The evaluation matrix compares the eight potential streetcar corridors in three important categories: cost, potential for federal funding, and impact. Together with an assessment of community support, these three categories provide a high level comparison of the feasibility and impacts of each corridor. These measures are stand-alone. For example, cost and potential for federal funding do not affect the impact score.
Impact Summary This summary provides greater detail on the impact score by comparing each potential streetcar corridor by all of the individual measures that represent the impact of the streetcar. For each impact measure, the corridors were rated using a scale established by the Federal Transit Administrationâ€™s New Starts criteria, categorized as follows: low, medium-low, medium, medium-high, high. This rating scale corresponds to a score from one to five. For example, a low rating in a category provides a score of 1, while a high rating provides a score of 5. All of the individual measures were then weighted based upon community priorities, as reviewed and adopted by the Mayoralappointed advisory committee for this project. These priorities break down as follows: Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization (50%), Transportation and Mobility (25%), Land
Use, Demographics, and Social Equity (25%). The weighted scores are then added to provide a total out of 100 possible points.
Corridor Summaries The corridor summary pages include detailed information on each corridor, including the cost, potential for federal funding, and impact measures summarized above. In addition, the corridor summaries provide detailed information on alignment alternatives, engineering constraints, and community support. The corridor summaries also include a narrative that summarizes community conversations throughout the process, focusing upon community aspirations for the future of each corridor, and how the streetcar can play a role in that future.
Many potential alignment options were explored, before narrowing to the fifteen alignment options on the eight corridors. These fifteen alignment options were fully evaluated for feasibility and potential impact. The best performing alignment options for each corridor are used herein for prioritization and comparison on the following tables. Summaries for the additional alignment options can be found in the appendix.
Published on Nov 25, 2013