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
+ Pace Improve Passenger Facilities - Park-n-Ride Lots Bus $0 $0 $7,450,000 $7,450,000

Description:

Updates and repairs to Park-n-Ride lots

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ I-55 Park-n-Rides Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

I-55 Park-n-Rides: A/E design and expansion of existing (Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Romeoville) and/or construction of new park-n-ride facility.

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
$6,750,000
$0
$0
$6,750,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTA Mid-Life Bus Overhaul (4300 series) Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Overhauls to maintain vehicles, ensure reliability and enable to perform through full useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Mid-Life Bus Overhaul 4300 Series Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Overhauls of the 4300 articulated buses to maintain vehicles, ensure reliability and enable to perform through full useful life

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
$9,615,472
$0
$0
$9,615,472

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTA Mid-Life Bus Overhaul (7900 series) Rail $0 $0 $58,094,000 $58,094,000

Description:

Overhauls to maintain vehicles, ensure reliability and enable to perform through full useful life

No Results Found

+ Pace Paratransit Vehicles - Expansion Bus $0 $0 $13,000,000 $13,000,000

Description:

New Dial-a-Ride and ADA vehicles for aging population

No Results Found

+ Pace ADA Passenger Transfer Facilities Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Updates to transfer facilities supporting ADA service within City of Chicago

No Results Found

+ Pace Pulse Infrastructure System $0 $0 $84,525,000 $84,525,000

Description:

Enhance Pulse service

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Pulse Dempster Line Easements Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Pulse Dempster Line Easements - To conduct utility and construction work in the Dempster corridor for Pulse stations. Dempster Line is 15 miles in length and will include connections to other Pace and CTA bus routes, the CTA Yellow and Purple lines, as well as to Metra’s Union Pacific North, Northwest and North Central Service rail lines. Construction of stations (related project 5426) is funded with 2019 CMAQ.

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

+ Pace ADA Radio System Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Replacement of radio systems for the existing program.

No Results Found

+ CTA Radio System Upgrade Rail $0 $0 $35,000,000 $35,000,000

Description:

Replacement of obsolete radio system

No Results Found

+ CTA Red Line Improvements Rail $0 $0 $396,400,000 $396,400,000

Description:

Upgrades and State of Good Repair projects along the Red Line

No Results Found

+ CTA Replacement Bus Purchase (4300 series) - Electric Buses Rail $0 $0 $140,000,000 $140,000,000

Description:

Ongoing need to replace buses as they age

No Results Found