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 2023-2027 5-Year Regional Capital Program includes over 300 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 2023-2027 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, 2026 and 2027 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 2023 Funding 2023-2027 Fundingsort descending 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ Pace Vanpool Vehicles - Replacement Bus $0 $0 $12,640,000 $12,640,000

Description:

Replacement of vans reaching useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2023 Funding 2023-2027 Funding PMO
+ Purchase 7-passenger Vanpool Vehicles Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 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^

$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 12.16.2022

+ 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 ADA ADA Regional Paratransit Program System $0 $0 $260,378,000 $260,378,000

Description:

Replacement of vehicles and radio systems for existing program. New vehicles, transfer locations and maintenance facilities for direct Pace ownership of assets for ADA service within City of Chicago

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2023 Funding 2023-2027 Funding PMO
+ ADA Technology Upgrades and Transfer Centers Miscellaneous Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Regional ADA Paratransit Communication Technology and Transfer Locations - Projects include upgrades to the Trapeze software, TripCheck online booking and tracking, TripCheck Interactive Voice Response phone system, text/email notifications, and Ventra integration. In areas with frequent transfers, funding will be used to purchase land, build facilities, and provide amenities for riders. Pace has identified a location that is adjacent to the Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumburg that is planned to be the first of these transfer locations.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 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^

$20,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2020

End Date

Dec 2026

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

Current Status

Progress continued with the Taxi Access Program during this reporting period. This project involves two phases with the first being consulting services related to managing the Taxi Access Program and the second is for Taxi Access Program service. Evaluations of proposals for Phase I are ongoing. The RFP for the second phase will be reviewed and finalized once phase one is active. Activity continues on two phases of Trapeze technology enhancements to Pace’s Trapeze paratransit scheduling system. For the transfer center, the design for the Northwest Transfer Center has been completed and the bid package will be advertised by the end of this quarter. Pace is also meeting with Calumet City and working on the Intergovernmental Agreement for the second ADA Transfer Center location.

Last Updated 12.16.2022

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

Description:

Projects and programs undertaken by RTA

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2023 Funding 2023-2027 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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 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 12.16.2022

+ Pace Charging Infrastructure Bus $0 $0 $36,000,000 $36,000,000

Description:

Charging infrastructure at garages to charge electric buses, including power supply lines, charging station equipment, and backup generators .

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2023 Funding 2023-2027 Funding PMO
+ Charging Infrastructure Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Maintenance of existing building structures, systems, asphalt/concrete, etc. Charging infrastructure at North, North Shore, and Southwest Divisions.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 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
$5,500,000
$0
$0
$5,500,000

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ North Division Garage Improvements Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These funds will be used to prepare the North Garage for Electirc buses.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 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
$10,181,017
$0
$0
$10,181,017

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ CTA Replacement Bus Purchase 1000 Series - 430 Electric Buses Rail $0 $0 $459,358,312 $459,358,312

Description:

Ongoing need to replace buses as they age

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2023 Funding 2023-2027 Funding PMO
+ Purchase up to 6 Electric Buses with Charging Systems Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Bus funding provides for a future order of up to six 40-foot battery-powered, zero-emission, all-electric, fully accessible, public transit buses with en-route charging capabilities. CTA will retire up to six 1000-Series New Flyer buses that are over 14 years old. Turnkey project to procure Electric buses and associated charging infrastructure.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 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
$3,496,667
$0
$0
$3,496,667

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Purchase up to 70 Electric Buses and up to 9 Charging Stations Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Purchase up to 70 Electric Buses and up to nine Chargers
- Bus funding provides for a future order of up to 70 40-foot battery-powered, zero-emission, all-electric, fully accessible, public transit buses with en-route charging capabilities. CTA will retire up to 70 1000-Series New Flyer buses that are over 14 years old. Turnkey project to procure Electric buses and associated charging infrastructure.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 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^

$35,475,352

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jun 2018

End Date

Dec 2022

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

Current Status

The charging stations were received and installed and reached substantial completion in January 2021. In Q4 2021, seventeen (17) production buses were completed and delivered to CTA. Post‐delivery inspections were completed. Across all 17 production buses, custom farebox mounting plates were fabricated in‐house and used to install fareboxes, modems were activated, and radio equipment was installed. Vendor acceptance testing for Clever vehicle network system in progress with five of 17 buses completed to date. Post‐delivery inspections were completed. Equipment installations and testing are in progress. This brings the total of Proterra e‐buses delivered‐to‐date to 23, which includes the 20 base order buses (6 Pilots, and 17 production).

Last Updated 12.16.2022

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

Description:

New Community and Call-n-Ride vehicles

No Results Found

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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