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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Agencysort descending Priority Project Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ CTA Critical Needs at CTA Facilities Bus $0 $0 $134,794,000 $134,794,000

Description:

Roof and other upgrades to maintenance facilities

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Facilities Critical Needs - Forest Glen Building Demolition Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The purpose of this project is to eliminate building maintenance costs and security liabilities to CTA associated with the vacant buildings at the Forest Glen Bus Garage (located at 5353 W. Armstrong Avenue and 5601 N. Elston Avenue), as well as to provide additional capacity for bus parking at the Forest Glen Bus Garage. The project scope includes demolition of the buildings at 5353 W. Armstrong Avenue, 5601 N. Elston Avenue, and the existing salt shed (all currently owned by the CTA).

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
$7,366,852
$0
$0
$7,366,852

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Facilities Critical Needs - Kedzie Garage Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The project will retain a DoR firm to complete a comprehensive assessment of the structure’s exterior envelope to develop remediation and/or replacement plans for concerns regarding the exterior brick veneer delaminating from the backing block. The work will include detailing for caulking, flashing, or other treatments to prevent future similar issues from occurring due to water infiltration. Construction will repair portions of the brick that have fallen from the structure and other repairs to prevent recurrence of the failure.

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
$4,720,701
$0
$0
$4,720,701

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ CTA Green Line Improvements Rail $4,431,002 $4,431,002 $683,042,000 $678,610,998

Description:

Track, structural, station, and power improvements

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Blue Line O'Hare Branch Traction Power Improvements Track & Structure Rail $4,431,002 $4,431,002

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Blue Line O'Hare Branch Traction Power Improvements GTT - Project will include targeted track repairs to remove existing slow zones on the Congress Branch of the Blue Line. CTA has identified traction power voltage drop issues along the Blue Line. Scope of work will include but not limited to the following elements: New infill substations, infill wayside energy storage systems, infill tie houses, third rail replacement, addition of auxiliary negative rail; work will be performed by an outside contractor.

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
$4,431,002
$0
$4,431,002
Total
$133,887,695
$4,431,002
$0
$138,318,697

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Green Line Improvements - Station Repairs to Green West and South Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The Green Line Improvements project will largely focus on track replacement and structural repairs.
This funding will improve Green line infrastructure including track, substations, traction power cable replacements, stations, and all local traction power cables throughout the line 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
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,447,966
$0
$0
$1,447,966

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Green Line South - Track Improvements (GTT) Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Green Line South - Track Improvements (GTT)
project will provide for the replacement of ties, track fasteners, footwalks, and incidental signal and traction power in addition to track improvements on the South Main Line (Green Line) between Tower 17 (Green/Orange Line split) and 35th Street will preserve the integrity of tracks through replacement of ties, fasteners, footwalks, improved curve geometry, and rail grinding as well as replacing the top flange as necessary. Work will be performed by an outside contractor.

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
$9,908,467
$0
$0
$9,908,467

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Jackson Park Branch Trackwork (In-house) Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The Green Line Improvements project will largely focus on track replacement and structural repairs. FY 2020 funding will improve Green line infrastructure improvements including Track, Substations, Traction Power Cable Replacement and all local traction power cables throughout the line 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
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$12,885,446
$0
$0
$12,885,446

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ CTA Electric Bus Infrastructure Program Bus $0 $0 $178,400,000 $178,400,000

Description:

Electric bus infrastructure upgrades necessary to begin transition to electrify CTA's bus service. Full electric conversion of Chicago and 103rd Garages, Chargers installation, and 95th Substation upgrades.

No Results Found

+ CTA Rail Shops Improvements Bus $0 $0 $256,900,000 $256,900,000

Description:

Provide repair and replacement to worn components at rail maintenance shops

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Replace Non-Revenue 61st Rail Shop Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Construct a new non-revenue vehicle maintenance facility for maintenance and repair of non-revenue
equipment. Facility will also include covered storage tracks for track maintenance equipment. The
purpose of the new Non-Revenue Rail Vehicle Maintenance Facility is to provide facilities for
maintenance and repair of over 125 pieces of non-revenue equipment used for right-of-way maintenance
and other rail-mounted non-revenue vehicles.

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

+ Skokie Clean Room - Bench Test Equipment Miscellaneous System $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Skokie Clean Room - Bench Test Equipment:
The scope of work provides for modifications to the CTA Skokie Shop (Heavy Maintenance Facility) to accommodate the addition of clean rooms. All of the necessary architectural and MEP systems would be reworked and reactivated in the expanded / modified spaces.

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
$8,800,000
$0
$0
$8,800,000

Last Updated 12.15.2021

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

Description:

Upgrades and State of Good Repair projects along the Red Line

No Results Found

+ CTA All Stations Accessibility Program Bus $0 $0 $391,483,000 $391,483,000

Description:

The purpose of this Program is to support accessibility in locations throughout the CTA system. ASAP’s emphasis is on making all platforms and stations vertically accessible so that people with mobility impairments can use the rail system. ASAP upgrades also include accessible entrances/doors, accessible routes from curbs to platforms, improved directional signage, enhanced lighting as appropriate, removal of platform obstructions, and accessible employee facilities.

No Results Found

+ CTA Bus Garage Improvements Bus $0 $0 $310,635,000 $310,635,000

Description:

Provide repairs at bus maintenance garages and shops

No Results Found

+ CTA Brown Line Improvements Rail $0 $0 $436,384,000 $436,384,000

Description:

Upgrades and State of Good Repair projects along the Brown Line

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Brown Line - Track Improvements Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Brown Line - Track Improvements (GTT)
- Ravenswood Ballasted Track Improvements (abutment at Campbell to crossover West of Spaulding grade crossing) Improve deteriorated ballasted track and grade crossing conditions with tie renewal, grade crossing improvements, selective ballast replacement, and rail grinding. This project also includes the replacement of contact rails and chairs.

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
$7,347,373
$0
$0
$7,347,373

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ CTA Station Communication Infrastructure Bus $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

+ CTA Uncategorized Projects - CTA System $0 $0 $146,097,845 $146,097,845

Description:

These are a miscellaneous set of Capital projects undertaken by CTA

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Transit OPACK Teams Sustainability Miscellaneous System $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Funding will provide essential layer in Chicago's transit-dedicated strategy to deter, detect, prevent and respond to terrorism in, on and in proximity to critical mass transit infrastructure within the City of Chicago and the surrounding region. This funding provides visible and covert deterrence patrols on train platforms in the downtown business district and in other high-risk/high-consequence assets within the CTA infrastructure and throughout the 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
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$4,503,744
$0
$0
$4,503,744

Last Updated 12.15.2021

+ Transit Terrorism Surge Operations (CPD) Miscellaneous System $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Funding provides for directed patrols on overtime (surge) activity by CPD SWAT Transit Operational Response with Canine and Heavy Weapons (TORCH) Teams. This project intends to supplement the current surge project which is only activated for selected holidays, significant dates and events and will provide a transit anti-terrorism protection measure on summer weekend rush hours that are still marked by an increase of passenger volume in the downtown business district, creating a heightened risk of terrorist exploitation.

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
$634,305
$0
$0
$634,305

Last Updated 12.15.2021