The Federal Transit Administration has made changes in its guidelines covering applications for new projects, including “Small Starts,” whose capital costs are less than $250 million and federal funding is less than $75 million. Provisions in FTA’s final guidance, published on Aug. 8 in the Federal Register, include allowing Small Starts to be divided into multiple “Very Small Starts” of less than $50 million each. Those projects would undergo a simplified FTA evaluation.