Capital Projects

Regional Capital Program

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Capital programming is a core function of the RTA. RTA and the Service Boards have worked to articulate as well as advance a capital strategy for transit projects in the Chicagoland region.

Priority Projects have been identified by the Service Boards. These priority projects were defined in the Invest in Transit Regional Transit Strategic Plan and are updated on an annual basis. This page shows details about the funding for each priority project.

The 2022-2026 5-Year Regional Capital Program includes over 200 projects that are advancing many of these Priority Projects. The capital projects are shown in the table below, organized by Priority Project and can also be seen in a mapped form on the RTA Capital Projects Dashboard. Each project listing shows the amount of funding programmed in the 2022-2026 Regional Capital Program. Each listing also shows the core requirement(s) and strategic goals that each project helps to address, as defined in the region’s new performance-based capital allocation process.

Notably, the region has committed to dedicating 20% of programmed funds to projects that fulfill the core requirements of improving equity or achieving full accessibility for 2025 and beyond as a part of the new performance-based capital allocation process. 

The Service Boards have met and exceeded the 20% goal for the 2025 and 2026 budget years. Detailed analysis of the core requirements and strategic goals can be found in the Regional Transit Operating Budget and Capital Program

Read more about RTA’s capital programming activities here.

Project Management Oversite (PMO) data is provided for projects that are being actively monitored by the PMO group. Data included current activities, start and end date and budget and schedule status. The following page has a full list of active PMO projects.

 

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Agency Priority Project Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ CTA Blue Line Forest Park Modernization - Phase 3 Rail $0 $0 $598,030,000 $598,030,000

Description:

Track improvement and special work placement, interlocking relocation and station renovations

No Results Found

+ CTA Blue Line Forest Park Modernization - Phase 4 Rail $0 $0 $597,030,000 $597,030,000

Description:

Des Plaines Yard and Forest Park terminal reconstruction

No Results Found

+ CTA Brown Line Improvements Rail $0 $0 $436,384,000 $436,384,000

Description:

Upgrades and State of Good Repair projects along the Brown Line

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Brown Line - Track Improvements Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Brown Line - Track Improvements (GTT)
- Ravenswood Ballasted Track Improvements (abutment at Campbell to crossover West of Spaulding grade crossing) Improve deteriorated ballasted track and grade crossing conditions with tie renewal, grade crossing improvements, selective ballast replacement, and rail grinding. This project also includes the replacement of contact rails and chairs.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$0
$0

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTA BRT/Bus Slow Zone Removal/ TSP/Dedicated Lane projects System $0 $15,200,000 $231,240,000 $216,040,000

Description:

Targeted street and traffic signal improvements to increase bus speeds

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Bus Priority Zone Study Miscellaneous Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Bus Priority Zones:

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$275,000
$0
$0
$275,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bus Slow Zones Elimination Program Miscellaneous Bus $0 $15,200,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This is a joint partnership with CDOT where CTA and CDOT will implement a coordinated program of bus priority treatments and targeted solutions for specific problem areas, in order to improve speed and reliability on major bus corridors. Project funds will cover final design and construction for all six routes.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$15,200,000
$15,200,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,675,000
$0
$15,200,000
$16,875,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Pace Bus on Shoulder (BoS) Infrastructure Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Passenger facilities for Bus on Shoulder service

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ I-294 Stations & Park-n-Rides Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

I-294 Stations and Park-n-Rides : The Illinois Tollway is planning to add a Flex Lane on 22 miles of I-294, and infrastructure is needed to make connections to the transit system. Pace is currently conducting market analysis and workshops for this project.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$35,000,000
$0
$0
$35,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Pace Community Vehicles - Expansion Bus $0 $0 $3,000,000 $3,000,000

Description:

New Community and Call-n-Ride vehicles

No Results Found

+ Pace Community Vehicles - Replacement Bus $0 $6,555,000 $19,095,000 $12,540,000

Description:

Replacement of buses reaching useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Community Transit/On-Demand Vehicles Rolling Stock Bus $0 $6,555,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Community Transit/On Demand Vehicles - Pace plans to purchase 89 replacement vehicles (17'-20' vans and 21'-23' cutaways) including associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections) for Community Transit and On Demand services.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$6,555,000
$6,555,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$6,555,000
$6,555,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTA Electric Bus Infrastructure Program Bus $0 $0 $178,400,000 $178,400,000

Description:

Electric bus infrastructure upgrades necessary to begin transition to electrify CTA's bus service. Full electric conversion of Chicago and 103rd Garages, Chargers installation, and 95th Substation upgrades.

No Results Found

+ Pace Fixed Route Buses - Electric Bus $0 $0 $315,000,000 $315,000,000

Description:

Replacement of buses reaching useful life with electric buses

No Results Found

+ Pace Fixed Route Buses - Expansion Bus $0 $0 $83,889,000 $83,889,000

Description:

Buses for new services

No Results Found