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 also shown in the table below, organized by Priority Project. 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.

Information related to the RTA’s project management oversight (PMO) program is under construction and will be released in early 2022.

 

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Agency Priority Project Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Needsort descending
+ Pace Administration - Pace System $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Provide for program administration

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

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Project Management for Priority Capital Projects - Consulting services to assist Pace in the successful delivery of priority capital projects funded by Rebuild Illinois.

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 previous funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source.
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
$1,000,000
$0
$0
$1,000,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Pace Construct New Support Facilities Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Add needed capacity for bus maintenance and storage

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Northwest Wheeling Garage Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Northwest Wheeling Garage - Completion of the renovation of a 430,000 square feet bus storage and maintenance facility in Wheeling that will replace Pace's Northwest Division garage in Des Plaines. This CNG fueling facility will house approximately 133 buses with 17 maintenance bays and administrative offices.

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 previous funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source.
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
$35,874,620
$0
$0
$35,874,620

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Plainfield Garage Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Plainfield Garage - Completion of construction of a new 189,000 square foot bus storage and maintenance facility in Plainfield, housing up to 130 buses with 12 maintenance bays and administrative offices. Pace has executed an I.G.A. with Northern Builders and the village of Plainfield to construct the 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 previous funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source.
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
$8,300,000
$0
$0
$8,300,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ River Division Expansion Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project is for architectural and engineering services that will provide pre-design services, geotechnical engineering, land surveys, traffic studies, existing facilities testing and evaluation and feasibility studies. It will also include design and construction administration, inspections and project oversight. Pace intends to expand and improve its existing River Division bus garage onto newly acquired property south of the existing garage. It will be designed to accommodate storage, servicing,

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 previous funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source.
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
$14,850,000
$0
$0
$14,850,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ South Campus Construction Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will provide for construction, project management oversight, project administration, and any associated equipment and services for the Pace South Campus project. New facilities will be built on a 22-acre site that is situated next door to Pace’s South Division (2107 W. 163rd Place) Garage in Markham, Illinois, which is already owned by Pace. The purpose of this project is to consolidate certain operational functions currently operating at each garage into one location.

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 previous funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source.
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
$7,100,000
$0
$0
$7,100,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ 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 previous funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source.
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 12.15.2021

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

Description:

Replacement of radio systems for the existing program.

No Results Found

+ CTA New Control and Training Center System $110,000,000 $110,000,000 $110,000,000 $0

Description:

Construct new CTA complex (campus) to include a Control Center and Training Facility. The facility will be equipped with modern state of the art technology, heighten security criteria and redundant power sources. The Control Center portion of campus will include an auditorium, situation room, network operations center, and communication and training rooms. While, the new training facility portion of the campus will contain offices, classrooms, and conference rooms for CTA employee training. The training facility will contain both bus and railcar inspection pits including embedded rail track and testing track for rail operations.

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ New Control & Training Center Support Facilities & Equipment System $110,000,000 $110,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

CTA complex (campus) to include a Control Center and Training Facility. The facility will be equipped with modern state of the art technology, heighten security criteria and redundant power sources. The Control Center portion of campus will include an auditorium, situation room, network operations center, and communication and training rooms. While, the new training facility portion of the campus will contain offices, classrooms, and conference rooms for CTA employee training.

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 previous funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source.
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
$110,000,000
$0
$110,000,000
Total
$0
$110,000,000
$0
$110,000,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Metra PTC - systemwide Rail $2,800,000 $2,800,000 $0 $0

Description:

Install federally-mandated rail operational safety system

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ PTC- Renewal (Mechanical) Rolling Stock Rail $2,800,000 $2,800,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund the second phase of Positive Train Control (PTC). Project funds will update onboard equipment and parts in locomotives and cab cars that communicate with the guideway PTC 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 previous funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source.
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$2,800,000
$0
$2,800,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,800,000
$2,800,000
$0
$5,600,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ 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

+ 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

+ CTA Life-Extending Bus Overhaul 430 (1000 series) Bus $17,708,950 $34,472,512 $34,472,512 $0

Description:

Overhauls to maintain sufficient fleet until the first order of replacement buses is received

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Life Extending Bus Overhaul - 430 Standard (1000 Series) Rolling Stock Bus $17,708,950 $34,472,512

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Life Extending Overhaul - Up to 430 Standard (1000 Series) - This project will overhaul the engine and other major sub-components to provide the minimal amount of work necessary to keep the fleet going. By end of FY2020 630 buses will have met their estimated 12 year life expectancy. This extension would extend the bus life by four years. The life extension for the 40 foot 1000-1629 New Flyer Bus is essential to keeping a majority of the CTA fleet running in optimal condition. The current fleet of 40 foot NF buses is over 1000 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 previous funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source.
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$15,815,340
$16,763,562
$32,578,902
State
$0
$1,893,610
$0
$1,893,610
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$19,471,514
$17,708,950
$16,763,562
$53,944,026

Last Updated 12.15.2021