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Capital Program Dashboard FAQs

What is a Capital Project?

A long-term effort requiring relatively large sums to acquire, develop, improve, and/or maintain a capital asset (such as land, buildings, roads, etc.). A Capital Project may also be used to capture the cost of a long-term study or plan.​

How can I view projects by a particular Program?

To select a Program, click on the desired Program tab.​

How can I find a Capital Project near my home?

A Project Locations map is displayed on the main page of the Capital Program Dashboard as well as the main page of each Program. To see a project name, zoom in and hover over a locator on the map. Click the project name link for details on the project .​

What is a category?

Capital Projects are grouped by Categories that reference different types of assets or sub-programs.​

What is a phase?

An indication of the status of a Capital Project in the normal sequence of steps to be completed.  Projects normally begin in Planning, progress to Design, then Procurement or Construction, and finally Completion. Long-term rehabilitation projects with multiple overlapping phases are classified as Ongoing.

What is a project type?

A classification that reflects the nature of the project:

Replacement/State of Good Repair: Projects that replace assets which have reached the end of their useful life or bring existing facilities or equipment to optimal condition.
Improvement/Enhancement: Projects that increase capacity (service, passengers, data, etc.) by a marginal amount.
Expansion: Projects that increase capacity (service, passengers, data, etc.) by more than a marginal amount.
Support: Projects that support the overall operation and/or administration of the Agency.

What does the Original Cost Estimate represent?

The Original Cost Estimate represents the amount the full project was anticipated to cost at the time the project was initially developed.

What does the Current Cost Estimate represent?

The Current Cost Estimate represents the amount the full project is anticipated to cost based on the latest available information.

What does the Current Appropriation represent?

The current level of authorization to make expenditures and to incur obligations for the project.

What does the Original Estimate vs. Current percentage change represent?

It represent the difference between the Original Cost Estimate and the Current Cost Estimate as a percentage of the Original Cost Estimate. A cost decrease exceeding 10% is indicated by green text; a cost increase exceeding 10% is indicated by red text.

What does the "Scope Change" mean in relationship to the project?

Scope Change is used to monitor an upward or downward change to the project’s specific goals, deliverables, tasks and deadlines. When there has been a significant change in scope, an “up” arrow indicates an increase and a “down” arrow indicates a decrease. If the project scope has not changed or the change is not significant, this column is blank.

What does the Original Start Date represent?

The Original Start Date represents the proposed start date of the project at the time the project was initially developed.

What does the Current Start Date represent?

The Current Start Date represents the actual date the project was started.

What does the Original Completion Date represent?

The Original Completion Date represents the estimated date the project would be completed at the time the project was initially developed. A project is considered complete when it is in beneficial use.

What does the Current Completion Date represent?

The Current Completion Date represents the actual date the project is expected to be completed based on the latest available information. A project is considered complete when it is in beneficial use.

What does a “Systemwide” Location mean?

Systemwide Capital Projects are those that benefit the entire system or are not limited to specific locations. Examples include bus procurements, other vehicle procurements, general maintenance programs, studies, and technology projects.

What are Project Milestones?

A Project Milestone is the beginning/end of a stage of a project which includes Start/End Dates and costs.

What is Cumulative Total Appropriation?

It is the sum of the individual budget entries made to the project from inception to a point in time.