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 Neededsort descending 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ 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

+ 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 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 4300s 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 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
$9,615,472
$0
$0
$9,615,472

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Metra Uncategorized Projects - Metra Rail $1,150,000 $13,500,000 $0 $0

Description:

These are a miscellaneous set of Capital projects undertaken by Metra

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ COVID 19 - Modifications Rolling Stock Rail $0 $7,850,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund modifications to gallery cars and EMU's to improve the interior air quality and sanitation within Metra's railcar fleet. Project activities will address public health concerns and to mitigate airborne viruses. Improvements to be made by this project may include, but is not limited to improving HVAC system components, filter upgrades, new UV lights, installation of hand sanitizer dispensers, signage, and other upgrades as needed.

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
$7,850,000
$7,850,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$6,700,000
$0
$7,850,000
$14,550,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Cybersecurity Systems Miscellaneous Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The goal of this project is to enhance Metra's cybersecurity and implement Metra’s cybersecurity
strategy. The objectives of this strategy are to implement vulnerability risk management, institute patch
automation, establish security operations sharing, and counter emerging threats through detection and
response.
This project will fund the purchase and installation of equipment and software for scanning,
prioritization, and remediation of vulnerabilities. This also includes the purchase of hardware and

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

+ Infrastructure Engineering BNS Contingencies & Administration Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds various engineering responsibilities for capital projects. Metra’s Engineering Department as well as consultant engineers provide support to capital projects. The associated professional consultant services include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, signal, communications and environmental engineering.

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
$400,000
$0
$0
$400,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Infrastructure Engineering MED Contingencies & Administration Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds various engineering responsibilities for capital projects. Metra’s Engineering Department as well as consultant engineers provide support to capital projects. The associated professional consultant services include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, signal, communications and environmental engineering.

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
$400,000
$0
$0
$400,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Infrastructure Engineering MET Contingencies & Administration Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds various engineering responsibilities for capital projects. Metra’s Engineering Department as well as consultant engineers provide support to capital projects. The associated professional consultant services include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, signal, communications and environmental engineering.

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
$400,000
$0
$0
$400,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Infrastructure Engineering MWD Contingencies & Administration Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds various engineering responsibilities for capital projects. Metra’s Engineering Department as well as consultant engineers provide support to capital projects. The associated professional consultant services include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, signal, communications and environmental engineering.

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
$400,000
$0
$0
$400,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Infrastructure Engineering RID Contingencies & Administration Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds various engineering responsibilities for capital projects. Metra’s Engineering Department as well as consultant engineers provide support to capital projects. The associated professional consultant services include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, signal, communications and environmental engineering.

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
$400,000
$0
$0
$400,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Infrastructure Engineering UPR Contingencies & Administration Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds various engineering responsibilities for capital projects. Metra’s Engineering Department as well as consultant engineers provide support to capital projects. The associated professional consultant services include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, signal, communications and environmental engineering.

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
$400,000
$0
$0
$400,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ IT Components & Services Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $750,000 $4,250,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Purchases various pieces of equipment that will be utilized at Metra Headquarters and outlying Metra facilities. Purchases may include, but are not limited to, replacement of obsolete information technology infrastructure, upgrade network switches, computers and printers, copiers, new and replacement servers, financial system software, and other software.

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
$750,000
$3,500,000
$4,250,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,723,000
$750,000
$3,500,000
$5,973,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Metra TBD Miscellaneous Rail $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

+ Revenue Accounting System Miscellaneous System $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Metra will implement a new and updated revenue accounting system and will also
provide funding for Metra to scope and release an RFP to integrate its current
financial system into an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that will be
compliant with current best practices.

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

+ Systemwide Cameras Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $400,000 $1,400,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project consists of adding up to 600 cameras per year throughout the Metra system. Installation on the Rock Island (RI) Line and the Southwest Service (SWS) Line, this project may support up to 1,300 cameras to be installed at all grade crossings and the 23 existing depots on the RI and SWS. Project expenses may including, but are not limited to, cameras and associated wiring and masts. This is a multi-year, phase-funded 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
$400,000
$1,000,000
$1,400,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$600,000
$400,000
$1,000,000
$2,000,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021