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 Replacement Buses (4000 Series) - Electric Buses Bus $0 $0 $291,200,000 $291,200,000

Description:

Ongoing need to replace buses as they age

No Results Found

+ Pace ADA Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Replacement of vehicles for the existing program and new vehicles under direct Pace ownership for ADA service within City of Chicago

No Results Found

+ RTA RTA Funding Program(s) System $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Projects and programs undertaken by RTA

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ RTA TBD Miscellaneous System $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Projects TBD

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 Signal Replacement (Systemwide) Rail $0 $0 $619,339,000 $619,339,000

Description:

Replacement of outdated signal systems systemwide

No Results Found

+ CTA Station Communication Infrastructure Rail $0 $0 $158,800,000 $158,800,000

Description:

These are all the life safety mission critical systems which all have to be upgraded at the same time, and are all interrelated. For example the rail station commmunications infrastructure upgrades are needed by PA system, the digital signage system, cameras system, telephone system, radio system etc.

No Results Found

+ Pace Support Equipment/Non-Revenue Vehicles System $0 $2,000,000 $22,850,000 $20,850,000

Description:

Facility and system maintenance equipment and vehicles

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Support Equipment - Non-Revenue Vehicles Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $2,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Support Equipment/Non-Revenue Vehicles - Projects in 2021 include the purchase of 18 compact SUVs and one minivan with wheelchair ramp.

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
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$2,000,000
$2,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Pace ADA Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Updates to maintenance facilities supporting assets directly under Pace ownership for ADA service within City of Chicago

No Results Found

+ CTA Systemwide Structural Renewal Bus $0 $0 $336,200,000 $336,200,000

Description:

State of Good Repair projects on CTA 'L' structure

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Harlem Bus Bridge Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will replace the Harlem Bus Bridge at our O'Hare Line Harlem Station. The bridge removal
and reconstruction limits are from the north end of the bridge expansion joint to the south limits of the
bridge expansion joint. The work includes all removal and reconstruction of the existing bridge structure
with a new superstructure galvanized steel and bearing assemblies, concrete bridge deck, concrete
sidewalks, approach slabs, curb and gutters, drainage, expansion joint assemblies, guard rails, trash

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
$225,493
$0
$0
$225,493

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$40,207,917

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jul 2021

End Date

Feb 2024

^Total Project Budget is the project budget being tracked by the RTA PMO Group

Current Status

A Notice to Proceed for the designer was issued in July 2021. The design activities are ongoing. The 60% design has been completed and it is advancing to 100% design.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ CTA Tactical Signal Improvements Rail $0 $0 $21,630,000 $21,630,000

Description:

State of Good Repair projects and replacing obsolete equipment on CTA rail signal system

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Tactical Traction Power (Equipment/Cable/Enclosures) Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

State of Good Repair projects and replacing obsolete equipment on CTA rail signal system

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

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$10,293,685

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2022

End Date

Sep 2023

^Total Project Budget is the project budget being tracked by the RTA PMO Group

Current Status

The design for this project is ongoing while striving to reach the 100% designs and IFB documents. Once the IFB drawings for design are resubmitted, the team will submit them to the Village of Skokie for permits.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Pace Vanpool Vehicles - Replacement Bus $0 $2,720,000 $14,560,000 $11,840,000

Description:

Replacement of vans reaching useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Purchase 7-passenger Vanpool Vehicles Rolling Stock Bus $0 $2,720,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Vanpool Vehicles - Pace plans to purchase 164 replacement 17'-20' vans including associated equipment and services (Buy America audit and inspections) for vanpool 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
$2,720,000
$2,720,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$2,720,000
$2,720,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$13,899,800

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Sep 2019

End Date

Sep 2024

^Total Project Budget is the project budget being tracked by the RTA PMO Group

Current Status

To date a total of 25 vans have been ordered, all have been received. Pace has executed a contract to install OEM passenger running boards on the first order of 25 vans. All of the running boards have been installed and are in the active fleet. The vans will be utilized in the six county Pace service area.

Last Updated 06.16.2022